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SFS Annual Meeting

SFS-ASLO 2020 Joint Summer Meeting. Cancelled due to COVID-19.

Sustaining Aquatic Ecosystems Under Global Change

Dear Madison 2020 Meeting Registrants:

Given the rapidly escalating situation regarding COVID-19 and the state of Wisconsin’s moratorium on gatherings of 10 or more people, our societies have made the difficult decision to cancel the ASLO-SFS Meeting scheduled for June. While we have been looking forward to this event for years, our primary concern is the health and safety of our members. We deeply regret having to cancel the meeting but look forward to bringing our members together again in 2022 at the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting.

We appreciate your enthusiasm for aquatic science: we had received over 1500 abstracts for the meeting. We also appreciate the work of many in planning the meeting, including the Program Committee, led by co-chairs Stephen Carpenter and Nancy Grimm.

As already indicated prior to registration, full refunds for all event and abstract fees will be issued automatically. There is no need to request a refund. Please be patient as the process may take several weeks.

Sincerely, Mike Pace, ASLO President, and Amy Rosemond, SFS President

Rapid change is a defining feature of the modern era. Increasingly severe threats attributed to global environmental change involve water, including among them scarcity, security, over-appropriation of water resources, extreme hydrological events, accelerating loss of aquatic biodiversity, and overstressed fisheries. Sustaining the aquatic ecosystems that provide fresh water, regulate water flow and quality, and provide habitat for aquatic organisms and biodiversity is thus key to sustaining human welfare and the natural systems that support us. Sustainable solutions—those that work across sectors, nations, and generations—will require major transitions in our thinking about water resources and the way they are governed and managed. By proposing a special session, we hope you’ll help highlight work relevant to sustaining aquatic ecosystems under global change.

The scientific program will take place Sunday, 7 June, through Friday, 12 June. The full meeting dates are set Saturday, 6 June to Saturday, 13 June, to allow meeting participants to take part in educational activities, volunteer opportunities, and culturally relevant events.

Abstracts of papers presented during the meeting will be available on the meeting website. Abstracts also will be archived following the meeting.



For more information:

Madison 2020 Meeting Website

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1105 Wooded Acres Dr, Suite 260
Waco, TX 76710 USA
Telephone: +1 254-776-3550

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Key Dates

1 October 2019
Deadline for Session Proposals

January 2020
Call for Abstracts Posted

9 March 2020
Abstract Submission Closes

March 2020
Authors Notified of Acceptance

Late March 2020
Scientific Program Posted

April 2020
Student and Early Career Travel Grant Recipients Notified

17 May 2020
Registration Cancellation Deadline

7 – 12 June 2020