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2020 John H. Martin Award

Friday, January 10, 2020

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography presents the John H. Martin Award to one paper each year that has led to fundamental shifts in research focus and interpretation of a large body of previous observations. The 2020 John H. Martin Award is for “Contributions of benthic algae to lake food webs as revealed by stable isotope analysis” by Bob Hecky and Ray Hesslein. The award will be presented in June 2020 at the ASLO-SFS Summer Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin.

Career Award & Fellows nominations now open

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Career Award and SFS Fellow nominations are open!  This is your chance to shine a spotlight on a colleague’s lasting contributions to freshwater science and our society.  

Nominations close November 15.

Nominations are being accepted for four awards:  

Award of Excellence: awarded to a single recipient (Society member or non-member) for outstanding contributions to benthic science. The scope of the award encompasses the broad interests and expertise exhibited in the Society. 

SFS Announces RFP to Advance Strategic Plan Objectives 2019/2020

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The SFS Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) has announced a 2019/2020 Request for Proposals for projects that address Objectives and Goals of the SFS Five-Year Strategic Plan. The LRPC is allocated $25K annually by SFS to encourage efforts to implement Strategic Plan elements.

The competition is open to SFS members only, and proposals should be submitted according the process and guidelines outlined below:


A Vision for SFS

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Help the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) develop a vision for our Society that can guide our growth and development in the coming decade.  Fill out this quick survey or find an LRPC member at the conference to complete the survey in person and get this SFS sticker!


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