The Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) is honored to announce the results of its 2021 leadership elections. The Society is an international scientific organization whose purpose is to promote further understanding of freshwater ecosystems and ecosystems at the interface between aquatic and terrestrial habitats. The Society fosters the exchange of scientific information among the membership, and with other professional societies, resource managers, policymakers, educators, and the public.
BRIDGES is a forum for contrasting or complementary perspectives on new and emerging ideas in aquatic science. Clusters of short articles offering different perspectives within a topic area are welcome. Topics that build across disciplines are preferred, e.g., integrating public policy and science, improving communication among scientists and other communities, or linking scientific disciplines. BRIDGES fact sheets highlight the main points of each BRIDGES cluster using non-technical language to aid in the accessibility of BRIDGES issues.
MARCH 11, 2021 — The Society for Freshwater Science is pleased to announce its 2021 Fellows.
MARCH 10, 2021 — The Society for Freshwater Science is pleased to announce the honorees of three Career Awards.
“Our Career Awards recognize outstanding contributions in advancing freshwater science through research, translating this science into policy or social action, and service to SFS,” said Dr. Alonso Ramirez, president of the Society. “These three scholars and leaders have all exhibited excellence in their varied contributions to our field around the world.”
The 2021 Career Award winners are:
Registration awards are available to cover the $30 student registration fee for graduate and undergraduate students attending the 2021 SFS Virtual Annual Meeting. This award is not merit based, meaning that selection of applicants is not based on student achievement. We hope to be able to use this award opportunity to increase the diversity of our student community. Demographic information will be used to assist us in that process, but providing this information is optional, and individual responses will be kept strictly confidential.
Nominations are now being accepted by SFS’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force for members of the newly formed SFS Council of Underrepresented Voices (CUV). The CUV will enhance the efforts of the JEDI Task Force by establishing a dedicated forum for representative members of underrepresented groups to convene and provide perspective and guidance on SFS goals, operations, and initiatives. The CUV will provide a safe space where all ideas and opinions are welcomed and cherished, and will play a key role in SFS’ path to become a truly diverse and inclusive Society.
Want to help your students during this difficult year? How about giving them the gift of SFS?
It's been a tough year for all of us, including student researchers everywhere. Students are important stakeholders in SFS, and their hard work has made our Society what it is today and will help shape its future. This year, while renewing your membership, consider also giving your student the gift of an SFS student membership.
Español: En este episodio tendremos la oportunidad de escuchar parte de las transformaciones que la Sociedad busca, donde la inclusión y diversidad también dan espacio para comunicarnos en español. El episodio 48 de Making Waves se presenta en español, así como en inglés. Este es un proyecto que nace desde las iniciativas en español, uno de los proyectos de la Fuerza de Tareas JEDI.
To support the first goal of the 2020-2025 strategic plan during the challenges of COVID-19, the Board of Directors has approved allocating a portion of strategic funds to group activities around the 2021 Virtual Meeting. This year, funds will be available for any chapter or group who aims to reach members within a geographic area through an in-person gathering or other innovative activity so long as it is inclusive to any SFS member and follows the local guidance for gathering during the pandemic.