Back to top

President's Environment

President's Environment

The President's Environment is a message from the current SFS president.
SFS President: Sherri Johnson

President's Environment: Celebrating Service

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Sherri Johnson

Dear Colleagues,

Society for Freshwater Science has so many wonderful members! Thank you to all who volunteer in numerous capacities, from chairing and serving on SFS committees, mentoring students and early career scientists, writing grants to further inclusion in SFS, organizing regional chapter meetings, and serving in elected offices. These efforts are keeping SFS a vibrant and welcoming place and making a difference in opportunities for long-term members as well as newer student members. We would like to thank outgoing committee members for their contributions and thank incoming and continuing committee members and SFS and chapter officers for all their efforts and energy.

President's Environment: A Watershed Moment for Social Change in SFS: Action Required

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Amy Rosemond

SFS wants to be a leader of change in science. As president, and in the other identities I have (mother, white, woman, mentor, and friend), I recognize that among the most important things I can do is center others’ voices who have been minoritized, learn from them, and advocate for them.  It has been my job to lead our Society and here, at the end of my term, it is clear that we are not doing enough in the sciences, the aquatic sciences, or within SFS, to effect changes in our practices and institutions to make them just, equitable and inclusive.

President's Environment: In This Time of Transition

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Alonso Ramirez

We have been learning a lot this year. We now know that we can share our science in the absence of in-person meetings, we can even teach from home. It is not ideal; we are facing multiple challenges and limitations by doing so. We are keenly aware of how much we miss interacting with our colleagues in person. However, looking at the bright side, virtual activities remove many barriers and we are now able to reach more people than ever before. Taking advantage of the virtual world, SFS has been busy preparing new and exciting activities for the coming months.

President's Environment: Coping with COVID-19

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Amy Rosemond

I just wanted to reach out at this time to encourage exchange of information and communication. We can help each other by providing resources, advice, or a listening ear. SFS has made space available on our members-only section of our website to share requests for teaching materials, making requests for research advice or assistance, and sharing tips on coping with closures, delays, and disruption of our daily routines and future plans.

President's Environment: SFS Committed to Inclusion

Saturday, August 3, 2019
Amy Rosemond

Hi everyone! I hope the Salt Lake City (SLC) meeting was enjoyed by all who attended! We owe much to the meeting organizers and our conference services – they did a wonderful job! Of utmost importance to SFS members is the degree to which meeting attendees – new and old, alike – felt valued and respected by others and that the meeting venue and vibe was welcoming to all. The sense of community embodied by SFS is part of our DNA – but for breakthrough progress on inclusivity, we need sustained energy and focus in this area.

President's Environment: Navigating Boundaries in Freshwater Science

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Colden Baxter

One consequence of serving as SFS president is that I have become more attuned to the rich array of contributions made by individuals in our community. Rather than attempting to impart wisdom or inspiration directly (fat chance, Baxter!), I'll encourage you to find these in my accounts of others–I've always been a story-teller anyway, though an admittedly long-winded one!

Subscribe to RSS - President's Environment