Modeler at Work, by Murray MacKayModeler at Work, by Murray MacKay

The Purpose of ASLO is to foster a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of aquatic resources for the public interest.

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2019 Aquatic Sciences Meeting

2018 Aquatic Sciences Meeting Event Site

Planet Water: Challenges and Successes. Topics to be discussed include the role of science at the center of all economic, societal and environmental recovery and development efforts, studies on renewable energy, environmental sustainability, clean water, and rebuilding and maintaining terrestrial ecosystems.

L&O Special Issue: Long-Term Perspectives in Aquatic Research

Long Term Perspectives in Aquatic Research

This past year, Limnology and Oceanography celebrated the anniversaries of two long‐term monitoring research sites: Station ALOHA and the Experimental Lakes Area. We are finishing the year with this capstone special issue on long‐term perspectives in aquatic research. Enjoy reading!

Experimental Lakes Area 50th Anniversary Collection

Experimental Lakes Area Special Collection

This virtual issue celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA). Research at ELA has contributed to changes in global policy, legislation, and scientific best practices for the management of freshwaters. Enjoy reading!

ASLO Scientists Contribute

What does it mean to be a limnologist or oceanographer? How does aquatic science contribute to society? Learn more about how these fields of science help us understand our planet and how ASLO members share their science with the public.

Photo Contest

Movement patterns, by Gesa Weyhenmeyer

2nd Place Winner in the Research Category
Movement patterns
Photo by ASLO member Gesa Weyhenmeyer

Young students studied aquatic locomotion. After discussing coordination and adaption patterns needed by aquatic organisms, they tested the complexity of movement patterns by trying to coordinate the movement of twelve arms and legs, while staying in the air as long as possible.

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Anyone interested in the aquatic sciences is welcome to join the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.

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Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship Fund

The Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship Program ensures that our tradition of editorial excellence is even stronger and more enduring in the years ahead. Your donation will allow us to sustain and expand this endowed program beyond the initial generous gift from the family of Raelyn Cole (L&O's Managing Editor for 30 years). ASLO will fully match all donations received by December 31, 2018, up to $100,000 in total.

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ASLO supports professional development programs for its student and early career members, as well as public education and global outreach programs. Your donation will help us to extend these programs. It only takes a moment!

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Dates to Remember


ASLO News and Comments

ASLO to host Public Discussion in San Juan, PR

By: ASLO Communications | Feb 14

My strategies for attending academic conferences as an ECR

By: Laura J Falkenberg | Jan 24

Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies statement on WOTUS rule

By: ASLO Communications | Dec 11

Congratulations to first cohort of Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange (LOREX) students!

By: ASLO Communications | Dec 4

Dave Hambright to lead Limnology & Oceanography as new Editor-in-Chief

By: ASLO Communications | Nov 9

L&O: Methods is expanding its Associate Editor team

By: Paul F. Kemp | Nov 7

ASLO-NSF "Journalist for a Day" Program coming to San Juan!

By: ASLO Communications | Nov 6

Open Access – part of a broader movement towards Open Science

By: Laura J Falkenberg | Nov 1

Hollywood tips for initiating collaboration

By: Edna Fernandez-Figueroa | Oct 18