Articles about ASLO and Science

The ASLO Blogs

The ASLO blogs include numerous articles about aquatic science and scientists, news of public interest, and ASLO-sponsored programs.  Blog authors include the ASLO Communications Office, early career professionals, Editors of the ASLO publications, Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellows, and program participants.

Are you interested in writing an article for one of the ASLO blogs?  Contact the Communications Office!

Traveling Light? Yeah Right…

Breena S Riley I like to travel, but I hate being underprepared. It is my nature to worry perhaps more than I should. I hate not being completely self-sufficient when traveling. Because of these reasons, I end up overpacking. Before a major trip, I usually make a packing list about two weeks before I leave. It starts out reasonable enough. ...

Can you hear me now?

By Wiley Wolfe Until recently, I have taken for granted my ability to communicate with people anywhere on the globe.  When I returned back to San Diego after ASLO 2019, I took the suggestions of past participants and ramped up my planning and communication with both my collaborators and labmates about my LOREX project. This was via video conference calls, emails, ...

Save Early and Often – Prepping the Phytos

By Eilea Knotts Have you ever heard the saying, “save early and often”? If you haven’t…the statement is referring to the concept that your computer work can be lost at any second. Your hardware could have a catastrophic event (e.g. hard drive failure, power supply failure) and there goes all your time and energy. This is a concept I attempt ...

First thoughts from Dilly Dally

By Matthew Woodstock Hello, My name is Matt Woodstock and I am a member of the first LOREX cohort! Full-time, I am a PhD student at Florida International University working with Yuying Zhang on an ecosystem modeling project of the oceanic Gulf of Mexico (seaward of the 1000 m isobath). For the next six weeks, I will be in Halifax, ...

Hear more from the 2019 ASLO Awardees!

Video recordings of the plenary and award presentations at the 2019 Aquatic Sciences Meeting are now available on our YouTube channel. In addition to their official award presentations, our 2019 ASLO Awardees conducted in-person interviews which you can view online! Please find more information about the awards and awardees published in L&O Bulletin. The awardees, along with links to their presentations and interviews, are ...

Student Meets Capitol Hill: A Case for Policy Training in Graduate Education

By Brittany Schieler Thesis proposal? Check. A carefully crafted list of courses? Check. Peer-reviewed articles and conference attendance? Check, check. I had hit all of the important educational and professional benchmarks typically required in a science Ph.D. program. But what about a visit to my congressman’s office on Capitol Hill? Preparation of a “one-pager” and a clear list of my ...

The changing of the guard: a discussion between an outgoing and incoming Editorial Fellow

By Laura Falkenberg and Scott Hotaling In this blog post we are publishing a discussion between two of our Fellows to celebrate a changing of the guard – Laura Falkenberg is completing her term, while Scott Hotaling is just getting started. Here they share their perspectives and thoughts on the Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellowship program. LF: Firstly, Scott welcome to ...

Writing effective titles, abstracts, and summaries

By Laura Falkenberg and Kelsey Poulson-Ellestad Journal articles are the key means of communicating scientific research. Unfortunately, academic texts are often characterized by a complicated writing style and abundance of jargon, which reduces clarity and effectiveness. This is particularly problematic for authors with a goal to make their work accessible to, and get it noticed by, researchers from different fields. ...

ASLO comments on proposal to increase nutrient loads to Lake Baikal

ASLO has written to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russian Federation in response to ASLO member concern over proposed changes to regulations surrounding discharge into Lake Baikal (see The Moscow Times story for further information). The full text of the letter from ASLO President Mike Pace is below.  April 3, 2019 Dear Minister Kobylkin Dmitry Nikolaevich: I am writing ...

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 ...
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