Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 ASLO Photo Contest!

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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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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, the Phycological Society of America, the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation and the Society

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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 and resources that can help address sexual misconduct issues in

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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 held across the U.S. and the globe. As the ASLO

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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 sciences).” As a global organization, policies that could inhibit international

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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 them in a way in which they can be heard,

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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 Oceanography (ASLO), the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF), the

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