Scientists from Two Continents Are Now Working Together to Improve the Health of the African Great Lakes

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Scientists from Two Continents Are Now Working Together to Improve the Health of the African Great Lakes

By Sumeep Bath, Communications Manager, IISD Experimental Lakes Area  Admittedly, it hasn’t been the summer we expected or planned for at IISD Experimental Lakes Area—the world’s freshwater laboratory—but we made sure that the core monitoring of our lakes and ongoing research was maintained, and that our community stayed safe. There was also some good news to celebrate. The International Institute for Sustainable Development and the African Center for Aquatic Research …

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 ASLO Photo Contest!

ASLO 2020 Photo Contest Winners!   Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2nd photo contest! We received hundreds of votes and the results for several categories were very close. The first-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 winning photos on our Instagram page. Again, …

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Online Conversations for Equity, Action, and Networking in Marine Sciences (OCEAN)

Guest post by Kelly Luis OCEAN is a webinar series committed to amplifying early-career Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) working in marine environments. OCEAN is a pilot initiative hosted by the School for the Environment Graduate Student Anti-Racism Taskforce at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and is funded by Woods Hole Sea Grant. The OCEAN webinar series invites early-career BIPOC in New England to present the fullness of their …

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Newly Named “Dr.”? – Introducing the Dissertation Registry (DR) 

ASLO is pleased to announce the Aquatic Sciences Dissertation Registry (DR.). This re-envisioned initiative’s purpose is to acknowledge, congratulate, and spotlight new Ph.D. recipients in the ASLO membership.   A prior program, Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Limnology and OceanoGraphy (DIALOG), created and published a registry of Ph.D. dissertation abstracts. DIALOG has since morphed to Eco-DAS, which continues to bridge interdisciplinary gaps in aquatic ecology through its symposium where interactions among the top new researchers are fostered and …

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Career Corner – Take a break from your research to grow professionally

By Eilea Knotts A coffee corner is a great space for sharing personal stories, food, and drink to help us get to know one another and to build trust. It is a place to pick up bits and pieces of information that may informally provide the foundation to get things done later in our lives. These “corners” provide the perfect space to focus on the ideas and concepts that are …

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Introducing the Handbook for International Research Collaborations

By Eilea Knotts  ASLO recently began the LOREX program (an NSF-funded initiative, award #1831075, 2019-2021) where ~30 students can be selected to undergo professional development training and participate in a self-led international collaboration. I was a member of the 1st cohort in 2019.   After the summer collaboration, I thought that it might be the end of my training. I checked off the boxes – completed the workshops (check), attended the conferences (check), and shared my experiences with the next cohort (check). I figured that I had …

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Coping with COVID-19: A self-care guide

By Eilea Knotts Self-quarantining…what have we all been doing to help slow the global spread of COVID-19? We are practicing social distancing and have been maintaining an outward appearance of a positive attitude for what seems like forever, even though most state lockdowns began only in March. But nonetheless, we carry on, smiling, hoping no one will see how stressed we all might be. Even without a pandemic, the daily …

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COVID-19 Update from ASLO President

ASLO is an organization that crosses borders to bring together a global community of aquatic scientists. The COVID-19 epidemic is disrupting but not stopping our efforts. I write to update you on ASLO actions, and to assure you that as your professional association, we are here to support you. In that context let me start by wishing you well with hopes that you, your family, and your colleagues are remaining …

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ASLO-SFS Meeting in Madison Cancelled

To the ASLO Community: Given the rapidly escalating situation regarding COVID-19 and the state of Wisconsin’s moratorium on gatherings of 10 or more people, our societies have made the difficult decision to cancel the ASLO-SFS Meeting scheduled for June. While we have been looking forward to this event for years, our primary concern is the health and safety of our members. We deeply regret having to cancel the meeting but …

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