News and Announcements

Virtual ASLO Awards Reception Held on 1 Dec!

ASLO honored the 2020 Awardees – 2020 Style! While we were able to present two of our awards in person at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in February, most of our 2020 award winners have not yet officially received their awards. We still hope to present the awards to them in Spain, but we couldn’t let the year come to an ...

Julia Mullarney named Deputy Editor for Limnology & Oceanography

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is pleased to announce that Julia Mullarney will join the ASLO editorial team as Deputy Editor for Limnology & Oceanography (L&O). Mullarney has served as Associate Editor for L&O since 2019 and has been an active ASLO member since 2012. Julia’s appointment from the established, experienced ranks of L&O Associate ...

Scientists from Two Continents Are Now Working Together to Improve the Health of the African Great Lakes

By Sumeep Bath, Communications Manager, IISD Experimental Lakes Area  Admittedly, it hasn’t been the summer we expected or planned for at IISD Experimental Lakes Area—the world’s freshwater laboratory—but we made sure that the core monitoring of our lakes and ongoing research was maintained, and that our community stayed safe. There was also some good news to celebrate. The International Institute ...

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 ASLO Photo Contest!

ASLO 2020 Photo Contest Winners!   Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2nd photo contest! We received hundreds of votes and the results for several categories were very close. The first-place images from each category will be featured on the ASLO homepage, so keep your eye out for the winning photos as we rotate the featured image each month. You can ...

Online Conversations for Equity, Action, and Networking in Marine Sciences (OCEAN)

Guest post by Kelly Luis OCEAN is a webinar series committed to amplifying early-career Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) working in marine environments. OCEAN is a pilot initiative hosted by the School for the Environment Graduate Student Anti-Racism Taskforce at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and is funded by Woods Hole Sea Grant. The OCEAN webinar series invites early-career ...

Newly Named “Dr.”? – Introducing the Dissertation Registry (DR) 

ASLO is pleased to announce the Aquatic Sciences Dissertation Registry (DR.). This re-envisioned initiative’s purpose is to acknowledge, congratulate, and spotlight new Ph.D. recipients in the ASLO membership.   A prior program, Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Limnology and OceanoGraphy (DIALOG), created and published a registry of Ph.D. dissertation abstracts. DIALOG has since morphed to Eco-DAS, which continues to bridge interdisciplinary gaps in aquatic ecology through its symposium ...

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 ...

Introducing the Handbook for International Research Collaborations

By Eilea Knotts  ASLO recently began the LOREX program (an NSF-funded initiative, award #1831075, 2019-2021) where ~30 students can be selected to undergo professional development training and participate in a self-led international collaboration. I was a member of the 1st cohort in 2019.   After the summer collaboration, I thought that it might be the end of my training. I checked off the boxes - completed the workshops (check), attended the conferences (check), and shared ...

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 ...

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 ...
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