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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 ...

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 ...

OSM 2020 Science Communication Field Guide

We believe that science communication is more important than ever before in addressing the unique challenges our oceans face. That is why organizers and contributors of the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego have made it a priority to host a variety of events, workshops, and presentations uniquely focused on communication, outreach, education, and science policy. These sessions will ...

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 ...

Congratulations to the 2020 ASLO Award Winners!

Each year, ASLO honors scientists for their achievements in the aquatic sciences. We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 ASLO Awards. The awards will be presented at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting and at the 2020 ASLO-SFS Summer Meeting. More information about individual awardees is available at https://www.aslo.org/aslo-awards/2020-aslo-award-recipients/. Please join us in congratulating this year’s ASLO Award ...

Congratulations to the 2019 ASLO Fellows!

We initiated the ASLO Fellows program in 2015 as a way to acknowledge and honor our members who consistently contribute to the society through our journals, conferences, and committees. This year we welcome another 10 members as the 2019 class of ASLO Fellows.  The commitment and service of ASLO Fellows have enabled our society to advance the sciences of limnology and oceanography.     All ASLO Fellows will be honored with a champagne toast at the 2020 Ocean Sciences ...

Writing Effective Abstracts and Summaries Webinar

by Adrienne Sponberg   One of my favorite things about ASLO is the way the society values participation by early career researchers and students (watch for an upcoming post on this!). This month, two of our programs for early career students collaborated on a recent webinar. The webinar was sponsored by the NSF-funded Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange (LOREX) program. ...

Announcing the newest LOREX students!

ASLO is pleased to announce the second cohort of the Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange (LOREX) program! This NSF-funded graduate student program (Award # #1831075) was initiated to further connect our members through international research collaboration. The twenty-one students in the second cohort will conduct research exchanges in 7 host institutions in Australia, Canada, Israel and Sweden in the summer of 2020. ...
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