Congratulations to first cohort of Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange (LOREX) students!

Congratulations to first cohort of Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange (LOREX) students!

ASLO is excited to announce the first cohort of the Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange (LOREX) program participants. This NSF-funded graduate student program was initiated in order to further connect our members through international research collaboration. The first cohort includes 27 graduate students from 24 U.S. institutions, which will collaborate with 25 labs in 6 host institutions in Australia, Canada, Israel and Sweden. The list of LOREX participants, along with their home research institution and project title, are presented below.

LOREX participants will pursue unique aquatic sciences research projects at the host institution for 4-8 weeks. Additionally, participants will receive training at the 2019 Aquatic Sciences meeting in San Juan to prepare for their research exchange. ASLO will also be hosting workshops and panel discussions related to initiating and maintaining international research collaborations, which will be open for all meeting attendees. Workshop times and dates will be posted on the LOREX website.

Please join us in welcoming the first cohort of LOREX students!

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

Sarah H Burnet– University of Idaho, Assessing the role of sediment-released phosphorus from laboratory incubated cores to their nutrient mass balance collected across a spatial extent in artic lakes

Sierra E Cagle - Texas A&M University, A numerical model for the investigation of mixotrophic influences on plankton dynamics in warmer, browner boreal lakes

Nicholas A. Castillo- Florida International University, Examining the threat of contaminants to south Florida bonefish: a spatial approach

Hannah Dye- Louisiana State University, Influences of organic matter sources on dissolved inorganic carbon in the carbon budget of a boreal lake system

Holly Embke– University of Wisconsin - Madison, Factors associated with light availability and the effect on fish production across multiple lake-rich landscapes

Allison Herreid- University of New Hampshire, Assessing the influence of N cycling processes on greenhouse gas production in streams using steady state nutrient releases in Abisko, Sweden

Chelsea Hintz- University of Cincinnati, Evaluating the role of natural substrate in the nutrient limitation of Arctic biofilms.

Marina Lauck- Arizona State University, Influence of vegetation on net ecosystem carbon balance in subarctic mire thaw ponds

Carly Rae Olson- University of Notre Dame, Dynamic modeling of intra- and inter-regional heterogeneity in drivers of lake carbon burial

Stephanie Owens- San Francisco State University, Zooplankton growth in northern fishless lakes along a gradient in terrestrial organic matter inputs

Breena S Riley- Tarleton State University, Photosynthesis to respiration ratios and diatom assemblages along stream lengths in northern Sweden

Garrett Rue- University of Colorado-Boulder, Sentinels of change: seasonality and sensitivity of lacustrine environments to disturbance effects

Dalhousie University, Canada - The Department of Oceanography

Emily Chua- Boston University, Deployment of an in situ porewater sampling system/underwater mass spectrometer in Halifax Harbour and the Bay of Fundy

Eilea Knotts- University of South Carolina, Modeling estuarine phytoplankton community responses to inorganic carbon species: simulations with changing carbonic anhydrase activity

Jeffrey Nielson - Washington State University Vancouver, Internal wave dynamics, breaking, and mixing in a small eutrophic lake

Wiley Wolfe- Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Integration of prototype sensors into the SeaCycler profiling mooring

Matthew Woodstock- Florida International University, Phytoplankton and detritus biomass estimates in the mesopelagic Gulf of Mexico as a function of seasonality

Southern Cross University, Australia - National Marine Science Centre at Coffs Harbor

Trista McKenzie - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Unravelling wastewater leakages to coastal waters under future sea levels

Southern Cross University, Australia - Lismore

Hannah Glover- University of Washington, Physical impacts of mangrove removal: Re-evaluation of sediment characteristics and transport on intertidal surfaces >10-years after mangrove removal in Tauranga Harbor, New Zealand

Johannes R. Krause- The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, The effect of episodic seagrass cover on carbon sequestration and mineralization in estuarine sediments.

Emmi Kurosawa- University of Massachusetts, Nitrogen stable isotopes in Australian ​Utricularia​ as an early indicator of eutrophication.

Angelique Rosa-Marin- Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), Implementation of the foram index in coral larvae relocation sites at Philippines’ Islands

Rachel Weisend- Texas A&M University, Comparing active microbial communities in mangrove sediments

Keiko Wilkins- Miami University, The effects of increased temperature on the feeding rates of coral reefs in the presence of high DMSP phytoplankton

Inter University Institute for Marine Science in Eilat, Israel

Ashley Brooke Cohen- Stony Brook University, Aeolian reactive metal-driven microbial elemental sulfur disproportionation in low organic carbon sediment

Connor Love- University of California, Santa Barbara, Compound-specific stable isotope analysis to enhance in situ coral monitoring

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

Elena Forchielli- Boston University, Using models, experiments and field work to map metabolic interactions in synthetic and natural marine bacterial ecosystems

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