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Coping with COVID-19: A self-care guide

By Eilea Knotts Self-quarantining…what have we all been doing to help slow the global spread of COVID-19? We are practicing social distancing and have been maintaining an outward appearance of a positive attitude for what seems like forever, even though most state lockdowns began only in March. But nonetheless, we carry on, smiling, hoping no one will see how stressed ...

ASLO 2020 Election Now Open

The 2020 ASLO Elections are now open! The terms of the ASLO Board of Directors are staggered to ensure that experienced board members are always present. Elections are conducted by electronic ballot each spring.  This Spring, voting will be for President-elect, Treasurer, Student Board Member, and three Members at Large.  The President holds office first as President-Elect for two years, ...

COVID-19 Update from ASLO President

ASLO is an organization that crosses borders to bring together a global community of aquatic scientists. The COVID-19 epidemic is disrupting but not stopping our efforts. I write to update you on ASLO actions, and to assure you that as your professional association, we are here to support you. In that context let me start by wishing you well with ...

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), ...

ASLO-SFS Meeting in Madison Cancelled

To the ASLO Community: Given the rapidly escalating situation regarding COVID-19 and the state of Wisconsin’s moratorium on gatherings of 10 or more people, our societies have made the difficult decision to cancel the ASLO-SFS Meeting scheduled for June. While we have been looking forward to this event for years, our primary concern is the health and safety of our ...

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

By Eilea Knotts 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 ...

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

By Eilea Knotts 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 ...

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 ...

SciComm Social hour: A new way to deliberate outreach

SciComm Social hour: A new way to deliberate outreach by Maha Cziesielski This year’s Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego is pleasantly packed with science communication, policy, journalism and outreach events. There are numerous poster and oral sessions, and a wide range of workshops and lunch events for participants to choose from. In fact, the assortment of science communication related ...
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