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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.

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Virtual Issue: Stable Isotopes in Limnology and Oceanography

By Marguerite A. Xenopoulos Conceptual diagram of the elements for which the most common stable isotopes are used in ecology. Stable isotope analysis is a common and extremely useful tool for studying aquatic ecosystems from single cells to whole ecosystems. Over 600 papers using stable isotope studies have been published in L&O over the past 60 years. These papers include studies ...

Tips for preparing a successful presentation

Below are some tips for successful presentations prepared by the ASLO Student Resources Committee. We hope you find this useful as you prepare for the 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting! Submitting the Title and Abstract Your presentation needs an attention grabbing, short title. If possible, incorporate the key result or a provocative question to draw in potential audience members. The abstract ...

My strategies for attending academic conferences as an ECR

By Laura Falkenberg Ten years ago I attended my first ever international scientific conference. It was in my hometown and my supervisors had encouraged me to go – I arrived not really knowing what to expect. I spent the week feeling overwhelmed and slightly out of place, especially at the poster session where I presented my work. This year I ...

ASLO Comments on NSF GEO Committee Report

In Fall 2014, the Advisory Committee for the NSF Geosciences Directorate (AC-GEO) released an important report: "Dynamic Earth: GEO Priorities and Frontiers 2015-2020". The report identifies geoscience imperatives in research, including investments in "basic water cycle research to foster a better understanding of water as a primary agent for transporting mass and energy throughout the Earth."  ASLO was invited to comment. The ...

CASS Letter on Waters of the United States

We are writing today on behalf of CASS (the Consortium of Aquatic Scientific Societies), a group of scientific societies including the American Fisheries Society, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, the Phycological Society of America, the Society for Freshwater Science, and the Society of Wetland Scientists. Our societies founded CASS in recognition of the integration among all ...

Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies statement on WOTUS rule

Aquatic Scientists Push Back Against Narrow WOTUS Rule The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) is deeply concerned with the proposed rule issued today by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule (Waters of the United States Rule or WOTUS). We urge the agencies to consider the far-reaching implications to our ...

LOREX 1.0 – Getting Warmed Up

By Eilea Knotts Test test test. Can everyone hear me? Can everyone see me? No? Good. This is a blog! I wanted to start blogging ASAP because I never blog. I always thought about it but never had the time. I mean really...who does...okay...lame excuse. I could make the time if I really wanted to but apparently I didn't. Anyway, ...

The Hawaii Ocean Time-series: 30th Anniversary Collection

By Marguerite Xenopoulos Map of the Hawaiian Islands showing the location of Station ALOHA (red circle) at 22°45′N, 158°W and the cable route (yellow) for the ALOHA Cabled Observatory. Bathymetric synthesis from Hawaii Mapping Research Group. Thirty years ago, on October 30th, 1988, the first scientific cruise sailed to a deep-water subtropical station as part of the Hawaii Ocean Time-series ...

Hollywood tips for initiating collaboration, Part 2

By Edna Fernandez-Figueroa Have you ever felt overwhelmed when approaching a potential research advisor, employer, or collaborator? Many of us struggle to communicate how our research interests and skills complement our potential collaborator's expertise in a short and enthusiastic written introduction.  ASLO is excited to share some tips and tricks on how to create the perfect written (and video!) introduction for ...

Hollywood tips for initiating collaboration, Part 1

By Edna Fernandez-Figueroa Continuing a collaboration stretching back to the 2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Orlando, these sessions brought the storytelling wisdom of Hollywood to aquatic scientists! Communication expert, author, and improv actor Brian Palermo leads three different sessions aimed at helping scientists from all career stages understand the value of communicating science through stories. Each session has a different ...
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