Board Nominations 2024

Nominations for the ASLO Board of Directors

As an ASLO member, you have the opportunity to positively impact the future of our society by nominating members to stand for election to the ASLO Board. This year we are seeking candidates for President-Elect, Members-at-Large (2) and Student Board Member (1). Descriptions of these positions can be found below.

The slate of candidates is selected by the Nominations Committee, relying heavily on your suggestions. The Nominations Committee needs your nominations by midnight Eastern Standard Time on 6 February 2024 so that we may assemble a full slate.  Self-nominations are more than welcome, so please don’t be shy!

Current Board members are also eligible for nomination for a second consecutive term if nominated by an ASLO member. Note that current board members may not make nominations.

With the help of your nominations, we aim to establish a Board balanced in gender, limnology/oceanography, geographic distribution, etc. Colleagues from backgrounds underrepresented in the aquatic sciences are particularly welcome. The current Board would benefit from the addition of members outside of North America to better represent the international membership of ASLO. Topics we will be requiring Board input for over the next few years include publications, innovative meeting approaches, and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the aquatic sciences, as well as strategic planning for the future of ASLO. The composition of the current board can be seen here:

Please nominate yourself or any other ASLO member - service on the ASLO Board is rewarding and valuable, a great way to network while contributing to the health of our discipline.


The President holds office first as President-Elect for two years, then President for two years, and finally as Past-President for two additional years. Serving as President is a very rewarding commitment to the society, and the apprenticeship period removes many of the difficulties in accepting such a position. The President and President-Elect also have the opportunity to attend twice yearly meetings of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents in Washington, D.C., where many U.S. and global science policy issues are formulated and discussed.

Members at Large

Members-at-Large represent the interests of the general membership on the Board. As Board members they help set ASLO policy and determine how ASLO resources will be obtained and spent. They may chair or serve on ad hoc and standing committees, or handle special projects. Two positions will be filled for three-year terms. The primary commitment for all Board members is to actively participate in online, virtual Board meetings, engage in Board discussions throughout the year, and travel to one or two in-person Board meetings per year.

Student Board Member

Two students are elected by the membership to represent the interests of students on the Board of Directors. They take responsibility for activities on the basis of interest, or at the request of the Board of Directors or President. They often serve on ad hoc and standing committees, and handle special projects. Student Board Members complete their term of office even if they graduate before their term ends. One position will be filled in 2024 for a three-year term.

Nomination Form

If you have already logged into the ASLO website, the nomination form will appear below.  If it does not appear below, please log in and return to this page.  Nominations will close on 6 February 2024.

If you need a few extra days to prepare your nomination materials, please contact Nominations Committee Chair Roxane Maranger.

The nomination form is restricted to ASLO members. Please log into the website, then return to this page to view the nomination form.

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