Eco-DAS 2021

Eco-DAS XIV will be held in October 2021 as a virtual symposium!

COVID-19 travel and conference restrictions prevented holding Eco-DAS XIV as originally scheduled in October 2020. Conference venues are still closed, but we are very pleased to announce that:

Applications for Eco-DAS XIV are now open!

We encourage applications from all recent PhD recipients working in the aquatic sciences, as well as individuals working in  other disciplines who are collaborating with aquatic scientists.

The 2021 symposium will be held between 25-29 October. Applicants should have received their PhD between 1 June 2019, and 1 June 2021.

The dissertation work of the applicant must deal with an ecological problem in oceanography or limnology. Applications will include: a current resume, a letter of support from the applicant's current (graduate or postdoctoral) advisor, an additional letter of support from another individual familiar with the applicant's background (optional), a personal statement regarding the applicants goals and reasons for applying (2 pages maximum), and a substantive outline of a proposed collaborative manuscript or other project (3 pages maximum).

Letters of support may be provided with the application, or emailed separately to (deadline 31 August).

For more information regarding the symposium, please refer to other pages shown in the menu at right, or contact

Past symposia have resulted in proceedings volumes published as Limnology and Oceanography e-Books; individual articles appearing in Limnology and Oceanography: Letters, Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids and Environments, Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, F1000 Research, Oecologia, Environmental Evidence, and other journals; and the Wikiproject Limnology and Oceanography.

Eco-DAS funding is provided by NSF (Awards OCE-1925796) and the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.

Eco-DAS 2021 Application Form

Please provide an alternative (email or phone number) in case we have difficulty in contacting you.
PhD Date*
Provide the date on which you received your PhD, or defended your dissertation if you have not yet formally graduated.
Some Eco-DAS sponsors are particularly interested in supporting international participants. Please provide your nationality and the country in which you currently live and work. If you live and work in the US but are not a US citizen, please provide your visa status.

Please provide the name and email for your PhD or postdoctoral advisor (at least one is required), and another person (optional) who have agreed to prepare letters supporting your application. They will receive an automated request by email to provide a letter of reference, but it is your responsibility to make sure their letters are provided before 15 August 2021. Be sure to inform your references about Eco-DAS and your purpose in applying. They should not be surprised to receive a request for a letter of reference!

Alternatively, you may upload letters of reference together with your application.

Eco-DAS typically includes panels, discussions, presentations, or other activities related to professional development. Please mention any professional development activities of particular interest to you.

Advisor's Name*
Additional Reference Name (optional)
What areas of professional development would be most interesting to you?

Please upload a single PDF file that includes:

  1. a current resume
  2. a personal statement regarding your goals and reasons for applying (2 pages maximum)
  3. a substantive outline of a proposed collaborative manuscript or other collaborative project (3 pages maximum).

You may also upload two letters of reference. One must be from your PhD or postdoctoral advisor. The second can be a letter of support from another person. The alternative is to have them emailed to

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