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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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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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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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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Special Issue on Linking Metagenomics to Aquatic Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemical Cycles

A general aim of microbial ecology is to observe, understand, and predict the distribution and interactions of microorganisms in the context of environmental conditions. Taxonomic profiling of different microbial communities often reveals significant but unexplained variations across aquatic environments both in space and time. Functional differences among organisms are often invoked as an explanation; and variation in gene content (assessed by metagenomics) often reveals dynamic relationships between metabolic pathways and

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Special Issue on Microplastics in marine and freshwater organisms: Presence and potential effects

Microplastics and microfibers (hereafter referred to as “microplastics”) are a pressing threat to aquatic ecosystems and have been the topic of much recent research. This research has documented quantities and locations of microplastic accumulation in many marine and freshwater environments. However, an important emerging topic is the extent to which these microplastics are making their way into the aquatic organisms that inhabit these environments and the potential consequences of their

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Call for papers: Limnology and Oceanography Special Issue on Nonlinear Dynamics, Resilience, and Regime Shifts in Aquatic Communities & Ecosystems

Call for manuscripts Limnology and Oceanography Special Issue “Nonlinear dynamics, resilience, and regime shifts in aquatic communities and ecosystems” Manuscripts due January 15, 2021 Limnology & Oceanography will be publishing a special issue, entitled “Nonlinear dynamics, resilience, and regime shifts in aquatic communities and ecosystems” and edited by Special Issue Editors David Seekell, Sally Holbrook, James Heffernan and Michael Pace. We welcome submissions from all interested researchers who work in

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