Creating and maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for all in the aquatic sciences

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Creating and maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for all in the aquatic sciences

By James Elser, Past-President (ASLO) The issue of sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct is much in the news these days, including in the sciences.  Two years ago as President, I began a proactive process to address these issues in the aquatic sciences, motivated especially by the occurrence of sexual misconduct at field stations and on research vessels.  Joined by then President-elect Duguay, the effort was broadened to include development …

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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 Fellows Program

The ASLO Fellows program was initiated last year to honor ASLO members who have advanced the aquatic sciences via their exceptional contributions to the benefit of the society and its publications, meetings, and other activities. We toasted our inaugural class in New Orleans and Santa Fe, but we know there are more of you out there who qualify but haven’t applied!  Members are the heart and soul of ASLO. You contribute to, …

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