2020 ASLO Award Recipients


Daniel Schindler 
The G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award honors a limnologist or oceanographer who has made considerable contributions to knowledge, and whose future work promises a continued legacy of scientific excellence. Daniel Schindler is the 2020 recipient of the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award for inspiring insight about ecosystem connectivity across the fresh to saltwater continuum and how climate and landscape drive ecosystem processes. Schindler is a professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, and the Department of Biology, at the University of Washington.
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Cristina Romera-Castillo 
Each year, ASLO recognizes a young scientist for an outstanding peer-reviewed, English-language paper in the aquatic sciences with the Raymond L. Lindeman Award. The 2020 Lindeman Award will be given to Cristina Romera-Castillo in recognition of the paper, “Dissolved organic carbon leaching from plastics stimulates microbial activity in the ocean” published in Nature Communications. Dr. Romera-Castillo is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Marine Science Institute-CSIC in Spain.
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Sybil Seitzinger 
The Alfred C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award honors major, long-term achievements in the fields of limnology and oceanography, including research, education, and service to the community and society. Sybil P. Seitzinger is the 2020 recipient of the A.C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her critical research on the nutrient biogeochemistry of coastal and freshwater ecosystems spanning from molecular organic chemical characterization to global scale models and the application of new knowledge.
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Jean-Pierre Gattuso 
ASLO presents the Ruth Patrick Award each year to a scientist whose research leads to the identification, analysis and/or solution of important environmental problems. ASLO is pleased to award the 2020 Ruth Patrick Award to Jean-Pierre Gattuso for his leadership in, and commitment to, addressing ocean acidification. This acidification is due to increasing carbon dioxide in marine waters driven by fossil fuel emissions and represents a major threat to marine biodiversity. Dr. Gattuso’s research is providing the scientific basis and best practices to advance  experimental research and solutions to solve this important challenge. Gattuso is CNRS Senior Research Scientist at Sorbonne University and the Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations.
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Bob Hecky and Ray Hesslein 
ASLO presents the John H. Martin Award to one paper each year that has led to fundamental shifts in research focus and interpretation of a large body of previous observations. The 2020 John H. Martin Award is for “Contributions of benthic algae to lake food webs as revealed by stable isotope analysis” by Bob Hecky and Ray Hesslein.
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Stephanie Hampton 
The Ramón Margalef Award for Excellence in Education is given to scientists and educators for excellence in teaching and mentoring in the fields of limnology and oceanography. Stephanie Hampton received the 2020 Ramon Margalef Award for her outstanding contributions in the training and mentoring of young scientists with an emphasis on collaboration, data sharing and networking that have engaged researchers at all levels.
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Dedmer van de Waal 
The Yentsch-Schindler Early Career Award recognizes an early-career scientist for significant and balanced contributions to research, education, and society. Dedmer van de Waal is the 2020 Yentsch-Schindler Award winner for his outstanding fundamental research on the impacts of global change on harmful algal bloom dynamics and toxicity in freshwater and marine systems, scaling from physiological responses at the cellular level to ecological processes at the community level, and for his deep involvement in translating these complex scientific results into a language understandable by the public. Van de Waal is a senior scientist and currently acting Head of the Department of Aquatic Ecology at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology.
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