Creating and maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for all in the aquatic sciences

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Creating and maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for all in the aquatic sciences

By James Elser, Past-President (ASLO) The issue of sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct is much in the news these days, including in the sciences.  Two years ago as President, I began a proactive process to address these issues in the aquatic sciences, motivated especially by the occurrence of …

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Resources from sexual misconduct workshop at 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting available on ASLO website

ASLO sponsored a workshop at the 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting focused on using the bystander intervention approach to combating sexual misconduct in the aquatic sciences. The workshop, led by Jane Stapleton, sociologist and professional trainer for sexual harassment prevention and response, offered ASLO members a forum for discussing the issue …

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Resources for Promoting Inclusion and Equity in the Aquatic Sciences

As a society of aquatic scientists, ASLO wishes to foster an inclusive community in which success is determined only by one’s scientific curiosity and determination (see the ASLO Code of Professional Conduct). We recognize that field research, a fundamental component of our science, presents unique challenges in cases of sexual misconduct, …

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