Abstract Submission Overview

To have your abstract considered for acceptance, you must submit before the abstract deadline of Monday, 15 March at 16:00 UTC (Noon in New York). Abstract and registration fees are due at the time of submission and are payable in U.S. dollars. If you are not an ASLO member, we hope that you will join ASLO and take advantage of the discounted registration fees for members!

Please read the following information before you submit the abstract:

  • Those who submit abstracts for this meeting must be able to fund their own registration. Opportunities for student and early career grants will be available for those who apply. Application for grants must be made at the time of abstract submission.
  • Only one abstract is permitted per presenting author.
  • The submission deadline of Monday, 15 March at 16:00 UTC. will be strictly adhered to. Abstracts received after this date will not be accepted.
  • Only abstracts received via the online submission form on the website will be accepted.
  • Accepted authors will be notified in April 2021.
  • Presenters will be notified of session assignments on 16 April 2021.

Abstract Submission Requirements

The abstract fee is non-refundable should it later be determined that you are not able to attend and make your presentation. However, registration fees are refundable under the registration guidelines. All persons wishing to contribute an abstract must complete a registration form with payment of the appropriate fees when submitting an abstract.

Virtual poster presentations are strongly encouraged and will play an important role in this meeting. Please keep in mind it may be necessary to accept for poster presentation some abstracts submitted for oral presentation and, likewise, those who submit abstracts for poster presentation may be asked to make an oral presentation.

Abstract Submission Fees

Regular Members $70.00 USD
Non-members $80.00 USD
Early Career Members $70.00 USD
Emeritus Member $40.00 USD
Student Members & Student Non-members $40.00 USD
Developing Country Professional & Student Members $40.00 USD
High School Teachers and Students Free

Session Codes

To assist the organizing committee in assigning your abstract to an appropriate session, you should use the session codes and enter your first, second, and third choices under the Session Topic Code portion of the abstract form. All three choices must be indicated if you wish for your abstract to be considered. Be sure to include the complete code for the appropriate session. While every attempt will be made to accommodate your session requests, the committee cannot guarantee your abstract will be placed in any of the sessions chosen. Priority is given to the overall scientific program, and therefore, final placement is solely at the discretion of the organizing committee.

Previewing Abstracts

When you submit the abstract, you will receive a confirmation and will be given a login and password for making necessary edits. Please check the abstract for errors after you submit.

Author Notification

Presenting authors will receive electronic confirmation when the abstract and registration are received. Another confirmation will be received in this same manner when the abstract is accepted and assigned. Accepted abstracts will be posted on the website after the scientific program schedule has been determined. If confirmation and notification by electronic means are not possible, please indicate an alternate method of notification when you submit the abstract.

Withdrawal of Presentations

Authors whose papers are accepted and scheduled for presentation at the meeting must notify the conference management office and the lead session organizer if they need to withdraw. Authors are encouraged to send such notice before 19 May 2021.

The original presenting author may have another author present the paper at no charge as long as that person is not already scheduled to present at the meeting. He or she must notify the conference registrar, Jo Davis, of this change by email at customer.service@aslo.org.

Abstract Submission Has Closed

Abstract submission is now closed for the virtual ASLO 2021 Aquatic Sciences Meeting.  We appreciate your interest and registration continues for those wanting to attend without presenting

ASLO looks forward to continuing the tradition of excellent scientific meetings and pioneering the virtual format for ASLO 2021.

To register for the meeting:

If you are an ASLO member, choose “I Want to Register” in the I Want To menu. You may be asked to log into your ASLO account. Register for the meeting using the member registration rates.

If you are not a member of ASLO, choose “I want to Create a Guest Account” in the I Want To menu. Select “Create New Account” at the bottom of the login prompt. Create your account and register for the meeting at the non-member rates, or join ASLO to save.

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