Cross peer review: what is it and how is it being used at Limnology & Oceanography: Letters?

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Cross peer review: what is it and how is it being used at Limnology & Oceanography: Letters?

By Laura J. Falkenberg One my central activities as a Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellow (more information on the fellowship can be found here) is to learn more about the editorial process. An obvious step towards this is to be involved as a peer reviewer. While I had reviewed for a range of journals in different sub-fields of biology and ecology before the fellowship (> 15 different titles), I hadn’t reviewed for Limnology …

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ASLO statement on EPA’s censorship of scientists

We are deeply troubled by this week’s events surrounding the Environmental Protection Agency’s censoring of scientists slated to speak about the health of Narragansett Bay on 23 October. For the EPA to send political officials from Washington to review the scientists’ work and then to prohibit those scientists from speaking about their research is unacceptable. Such political meddling and censorship in a free society is chilling, as it obstructs the …

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Scientific Societies and Science & Society

The role of social media in sharing and humanizing science By Sean McNally and Dervla Meegan Kumar What’s the point? We are both fairly new to science outreach, but we’re fortunate to be learning from our mentor Dr. Adrienne Sponberg (ASLO’s Director of Communications and Science), a veteran science communicator. The other day Adrienne shared with us how her theories on addressing science communication have evolved over the course of …

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ASLO Science Exchange: Who’s Behind Deep Time? A behind the scenes look at the Smithsonian’s Paleobiology Department

By Sean McNally and Dervla Meegan Kumar Henry, the iconic elephant that resides in the rotunda of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, was gifted to the museum in the early 20th century. For the first time since its inception in 1913, the National Museum of Natural History’s Dinosaur Hall is undergoing a complete gut and renovation. With the help of Dr. Caitlin Keating-Bitonti (who we first met during …

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ASLO Announces 2017 Global Outreach Initiative Award Winners

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 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: SEA-ICE Greenland, an itinerant expedition along the north-west coast of Greenland between the village of Upernavik and Kullorsuaq (Qaasuitsup municipality); Guilhem Pouxviel (AgroParisTech, Paris, France), Marcel Babin and Julie …

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The ASLO-Wiley Strategy Day – an Early Career Researcher (ECR) perspective

By Laura J. Falkenberg As the inaugural Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellow with ASLO I recently had an opportunity to get a glimpse behind the scenes of academic publishing at the ASLO-Wiley Strategy Day. For context, the Strategy Day is an annual meeting of representatives from ASLO and its journals (ASLO President, Executive Director, Communications Director, as well as the Editor/Deputy Editor in Chiefs of many of the Limnology and Oceanography journals), and the publisher …

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 ASLO Photo Contest!

ASLO 2017 Photo Contest Winners!  Thank you to everyone who participated in our first ever photo contest! We received hundreds of votes and the results for several categories were very close. The first and second 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 also find all the …

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Providing a Face for Science: 2017 Geoscience Congressional Visit Day

By Dervla Meegan Kumar (DMK) and Sean McNally (SM)  Earlier in September, Congress passed legislation that keeps the government funded through mid-December, allowing only a few additional months to finalize a spending bill for the 2018 fiscal year. Throughout September Capitol Hill has been abuzz with meetings and hearings as the House and Senate negotiate how to divide the discretionary portion of the federal budget. Discretionary spending covers programs that …

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ASLO joins aquatic societies in opposing repeal of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule

American Fisheries Society • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation • Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society • North American Lake Management Society •  Society for Freshwater Science • Society of Wetland Scientists • Phycological Society of America 20,000 SCIENTISTS WARN THAT REPEAL OF WETLANDS RULE PUTS IMPORTANT AQUATIC RESOURCES AT RISK (July 27, 2017) Washington, D.C. – The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) …

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