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.

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ASLO and CASS write Congress in support of science funding

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and several other aquatic societies submitted open witness testimony to congressional appropriators in support of science at the EPA, NOAA and NASA today. The testimony was submitted on behalf of the Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS), whose membership includes ~20,000 aquatic science professionals. Other signatories on the testimony are the American Fisheries Society, the Society for Freshwater Science, ...

Resources from sexual misconduct workshop at 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting available on ASLO website

ASLO sponsored a workshop at the 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting focused on using the bystander intervention approach to combating sexual misconduct in the aquatic sciences. The workshop, led by Jane Stapleton, sociologist and professional trainer for sexual harassment prevention and response, offered ASLO members a forum for discussing the issue of sexual misconduct in science and informed attendees about approaches ...

ASLO Endorses the March for Science

A March for Science will take place on 22 April 2017. From speaking with members at the 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, we know that many of you plan to participate in the March.  The March grew from concerns about attempts to silence science in the United States. While the main march will take place in Washington, D.C.,  >360 satellite events will be ...

ASLO statement on international collaboration

Like many of you, we in ASLO’s leadership are very concerned by the Trump Administration’s executive order banning entry of citizens from seven countries into the United States. One of ASLO’s guiding principles is to make ASLO products and services available and accessible “to all members (independently of geographic location, stage of career development and disciplinary interests within the aquatic ...

Message from the ASLO Public Policy Committee

Dear ASLO Members, Many in our community are discouraged and anxious about what lies ahead as the political landscape changes. An unsettling realization many of us came to at the end of 2016 is that, in politics, facts don’t always matter. We believe a more appropriate conclusion is that the “facts don’t speak for themselves”. We must speak for them and relay ...

Aquatic Science Societies write to President-elect Trump regarding aquatic resources

The presidents of six aquatic science societies have written to President-elect Trump to offer advice and assistance as the new administration begins to tackle the many issues confronting aquatic resources in the United States. The letter was coordinated by the Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies, which is comprised of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and ...

ASLO Fellows Program

The ASLO Fellows program was initiated last year to honor ASLO members who have advanced the aquatic sciences via their exceptional contributions to the benefit of the society and its publications, meetings, and other activities. We toasted our inaugural class in New Orleans and Santa Fe, but we know there are more of you out there who qualify but haven’t applied!  Members ...

ASLO Announces the 2016 Global Outreach Initiative Award Winners

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 ASLO Global Outreach Initiative Awards. The ASLO Global Outreach Initiative provides mini-grants to ASLO members to conduct outreach projects in their own communities. This year’s recipients are: Using Puppet Shows to Educate Children about Plastic Waste Problem in the Ocean (PEPO project); María ...

ASLO Award Recipients 2016

Each year, ASLO honors a number of scientists for their exceptional work in advancing the fields of limnology and oceanography. The 2016 awards were presented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, and at the ASLO Summer Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Congratulations to our ASLO awardees! The G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award honors a scientist who has made considerable contributions to ...

A Tribute to Raelyn Cole, long-time L&O Managing Editor

It is with great sadness that ASLO announces the passing of long-time L&O Managing Editor Raelyn Cole. Raelyn Cole served ASLO as Managing Editor of L&O from 1965 to 1996, spanning the editorships of Francis A. (Dick) Richards, Yvette H. Edmondson, and Peter A. Jumars. She stayed on for much of the term of David Kirchman, overseeing the closing of the Seattle “office” of L&O. Lyn ...
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