Congratulations to the new LOREX students!

Congratulations to the new LOREX students!

ASLO is pleased to announce the third cohort of the Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange (LOREX) program! This NSF-funded graduate student program (Award #1831075) was initiated to further connect our members through international research collaboration and provide graduate students with experience leading an international collaboration. The 11 students in the third cohort will conduct research exchanges in 7 host institutions in Australia, Canada, Israel, and Sweden throughout 2023.

Please join us in welcoming the third cohort of LOREX students who will be visiting the following institutions! You can read more about their proposed projects here.

Umeå University, Sweden - Climate Impacts Research Centre at Abisko Scientific Research Station

Adrianna Gorsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The spatial and temporal variability of ecosystem metabolism in arctic-alpine lakes.

Vaclava Hazukova, University of Maine. Assessing the role of hydrological connectivity in regulating CO2 emissions from Arctic lakes.

Interuniversity Group in Limnology, Montréal, Canada

Daniel Szydlowski, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Responses of DOM quality to freeze events across a DOM gradient.

Emily Martin, University of California, Irvine. Aquatic biodiversity responses to evolutionary-divergent lake ecosystem restoration.

Meredith Theus, Cornell University. Effects of Leaf Litter Diversity on Aquatic Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

Dalhousie University, Canada - The Department of Oceanography

Jordan Snyder, University of California, Santa Barbara. sUAS-based imagery and PIV reveal high-resolution flow dynamics along the Nova Scotian Coast.

Marina Fennell, University of California, Irvine. Determining the accuracy of spectrophotometric pH measurements with overdetermined marine carbon dioxide datasets.

Southern Cross University, Australia – Lismore

Abby Webster, State University of New York. The effect of N:P ratios on nitrogen uptake by benthic freshwater cyanobacteria: a stable isotope tracer study.

Emmi Kurosawa, University of Massachusetts, Boston. Nitrogen isotope trophic fractionation factors during prey consumption by the aquatic carnivorous plant, Utricularia gibba.

University of Haifa, Israel - The Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences

Jeanne Bloomberg, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Mesophotic coral microbiomes and their potential to enhance shallow coral health.

Antrelle Clark, Auburn University. Exploring the range of ctenophore ectosymbionts of the Israeli Mediterranean coast.


“After a long hiatus due to COVID-19, we are excited to welcome the third cohort of students to the ASLO LOREX Program,“ says LOREX Co-PI Adina Paytan. “The first two cohorts have been incredibly successful, fostering collaborations between labs that may not have otherwise collaborated and allowing students to develop skills that will help them in their careers.”

LOREX participants will pursue unique aquatic sciences research projects at the host institution for 4-8 weeks. Prior to their travel, all participants will attend multiple educational webinars on planning for fieldwork, equipment preparation, and cultural sensitivity. In addition, students will meet at an orientation workshop planned to be held in conjunction with the ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting in June. You are invited to attend our Education and Policy session (EP005: Adventures, Challenges, and Benefits of Conducting International Collaborative Research) where the new cohort of LOREX students will be giving presentations.

Students from previous cohorts of LOREX will also be available at the meeting to share their experiences and support the new students. You can read more about the previous students experiences on the LOREX blog.

Please join us in congratulating the new cohort and wish them success in their travels!


Brittany Schieler, LOREX Coordinator
Jessica Bellworthy, LOREX Intern
Adina Paytan, LOREX Co-PI
Linda Duguay, LOREX Co-PI
Mike Pace, LOREX Co-PI



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