ASLO Special Symposia

In 1970, the membership decided to initiate and sponsor symposia dealing with "relevant" or controversial issues in aquatic ecology, to provide an open forum for the exchange of basic information and to foster communication between academe, state, and federal agencies, and industry. The first symposium in the series was held in 1971, and addressed the "limiting nutrient controversy" over whether carbon or phosphate limits algal production. Since then, special symposia have been organized to address a variety of issues of broad interest.

ASLO has also been pleased to provide webspace and advertising support for meetings of the DIALOG (Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Limnology and Oceanography) and DISCCRS (Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research) programs (C. Susan Weiler, Director).

1971 Feb. 11-12: W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan
Nutrients and Eutrophication: The Limiting Nutrient Controversy

1986 Nov. 3-5: New York, New York
Middle Atlantic Continental Shelf and the New York Bight

1991 Feb. 22-24: San Marcos, California
What Controls Phytoplankton Production in Nutrient-Rich Areas of the Open Sea?

1994 Oct. 24-26: Leesburg, Virginia
Freshwater Ecosystems and Climate Change in North America: A Regional Approach

2002 December: Boulder, Colorado
Emerging Research Questions for Limnology: The Study of Inland Waters

DIALOG and DIACES Sponsored Symposia

DIALOG 94 December 13-17, 1994 Bermuda Biological Station for Research

DIALOG II October 12-17, 1997 Bermuda Biological Station for Research

DIALOG III October 16-23, 1999 Bermuda Biological Station for Research

DIALOG IV October 14-19, 2001 Bermuda Biological Station for Research

DIACES October 28-November 2, 2002 Copamarina Resort, Puerto Rico. Sponsored by ERF-Estuarine Research Federation

DISCCRS March 10-15, 2003 Copamarina Resort, Puerto Rico

DIALOG V October 19-25, 2003 Bermuda Biological Station for Research

DIALOG VI October 30-November 6, 2004 Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama

DIALOG VII December 3-10, 2005 Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, Alabama

DISCCRS II March 26-April 2, 2006 Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California

DISCCRS III September 8-15, 2007 Hawaii Island

DISCCRS IV November 2 - 9, 2008 Saguaro Lake Ranch, Mesa, Arizona

DISCCRS V March 13 - 20, 2010 Saguaro Lake Ranch, Mesa, Arizona

DISCCRS VI October 22 - 29, 2011 La Foret Conference Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

DISCCRS VII October 13 - 20, 2012 La Foret Conference Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Eco-DAS Sponsored Symposia

Eco-DAS VIII October 11-16, 2008 Honolulu, HI

Eco-DAS IX October 11-16, 2010 Honolulu, HI

Eco-DAS X October 7-13, 2012 Honolulu, HI