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Career Corner – Take a break from your research to grow professionally

By Eilea Knotts A coffee corner is a great space for sharing personal stories, food, and drink to help us get to know one another and to build trust. It is a place to pick up bits and pieces of information that may informally provide the foundation to get things done later in our lives. These “corners” provide the perfect ...

Deadline extended: proposals for Letters Special Issue “Increasing Salinity in Freshwater and Coastal Ecosystems”

The deadline for proposals for contributed papers to an L&O Letters Special Issue entitled, “Increasing Salinity in Freshwater and Coastal Ecosystems,” has been extended to 30 June 2020 in response to the COVID-19 situation. The original call is reposted below with updated deadlines.    Special Issue Guest Editors: Miguel Cañedo-Argüelles (University of Barcelona), Alison Derry (Université du Québec à Montréal), ...

Special Issue on Linking Metagenomics to Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemical Cycles

A general aim of microbial ecology is to observe, understand, and predict the distribution and interactions of microorganisms in the context of environmental conditions. Taxonomic profiling of different microbial communities often reveals significant but unexplained variations across aquatic environments both in space and time. Functional differences among organisms are often invoked as an explanation; and variation in gene content (assessed ...

Special Issue on Microplastics in marine and freshwater organisms: Presence and potential effects

Microplastics and microfibers (hereafter referred to as “microplastics”) are a pressing threat to aquatic ecosystems and have been the topic of much recent research. This research has documented quantities and locations of microplastic accumulation in many marine and freshwater environments. However, an important emerging topic is the extent to which these microplastics are making their way into the aquatic organisms ...

Call for papers: Limnology and Oceanography Special Issue on Nonlinear Dynamics, Resilience, and Regime Shifts in Aquatic Communities & Ecosystems

Manuscripts due January 15, 2021 Limnology & Oceanography will be publishing a special issue, entitled “Nonlinear dynamics, resilience, and regime shifts in aquatic communities and ecosystems” and edited by Special Issue Editors David Seekell, Sally Holbrook, James Heffernan and Michael Pace. We welcome submissions from all interested researchers who work in this area. The emphasis of the Special Issue for ...

Call for papers: Limnology and Oceanography: Letters Special Issue on Increasing Salinity in Freshwater and Coastal Ecosystems

Torrent de Soldevita Special Issue Guest Editors: Miguel Cañedo-Argüelles (University of Barcelona), Alison Derry (Université du Québec à Montréal), Stephanie Melles (Ryerson University), and Advisory Guest Editor, Gesa Weyhenmeyer (Uppsala University) Deadline for submission of paper proposal has been extended to 30 June 2020 in response to the COVID-19 situation.  We are pleased to announce that we are seeking proposals for ...

ASLO Signs Letter Opposing Potential Trump Executive Order

by Teresa L. Curto, ASLO Executive Director; Mike Pace, ASLO President; Adrienne Sponberg, ASLO Director of Communications and Science   This week, ASLO joined over 125 scientific societies and journal publishers to respond to a rumored forthcoming Trump Administration executive order that would make all papers produced by federally funded research freely available upon publication. If implemented, this would completely eliminate the ...

Call for L&O special issue: Arctic aquatic ecosystems in the 21st century

By Marguerite A. Xenopoulos Announcing the 2021 Limnology and Oceanography Special Issue View from the USCGC Healy in the Chukchi Sea. June 2002 “Arctic aquatic ecosystems in the 21st century” Manuscripts due January 24, 2020 Limnology & Oceanography will be publishing a special issue in 2021, entitled “Biogeochemistry and ecology across Arctic aquatic ecosystems in the face of change” and edited by Special Editors ...

A Virtual Issue on the Remote Sensing of Oceans, Estuaries, and Lakes

By Paul F. Kemp Oceans, Lakes, and Inland Seas: A Virtual Issue on the Remote Sensing of Oceans, Estuaries, and Lakes Great Lakes from space (Credit: SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE.) Since 1978, more than 85 articles have appeared in the Limnology and Oceanography family of journals describing the development and use of remote sensing tools to study processes ...

What does it mean that Limnology & Oceanography: Letters is now indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index™ (ESCI)?

By Patricia Soranno, L&O: Letters ASLO’s newest journal has passed an important milestone! Limnology & Oceanography: Letters is now indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), which is a new index (as of 2015) that is part of Clarivate’s Web of Science Databases. This is one of the first steps that a new journal must take on the road to getting ...
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