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SFS Annual Meeting


May 19-23, 2019

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Annual meeting update and extension of early registration deadline

The 2019 Annual Meeting Committee has been hard at work preparing for the upcoming annual meeting in Salt Lake City May 19-23 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. We are excited about the meeting, as it promises to be one of our largest, with 935 abstracts submitted, 29 Special Sessions, and a number of contributed sessions on a variety of topics. The committee has assembled a great scientific program around the theme of translational ecology in freshwater science, including exciting plenary speakers, oral and poster sessions, and workshops. There will be two pre-conference and one post-conference field trips, a fun Wednesday evening dinner and band at the Leonardo Museum of Creativity and Innovation (, the traditional fun run, various mixers, and all of the other great meeting events that our society members have come to love.

If you have not already done so, please register now for the meeting and make your hotel reservations online at We have extended the early registration deadline to April 15th, but do make sure to renew your 2019 membership to get the best deal!

Translational Ecology in Freshwater Science

Freshwater resources critically support ecosystem and human health. Future projections include widespread scarcity in some areas, and excess in others. Human impacts on freshwater influence both quantity (e.g., dams, groundwater, withdrawal) and quality (e.g., land use change, contaminant delivery). Climate change exacerbates these influences by altering temperatures, land cover, precipitation and runoff patterns, and the abundance, distribution, and diversity of aquatic organisms.

In the face of continuing environmental change and the magnitude of its complex and interacting effects on global freshwater, Translation Ecology (TE) provides a potential roadmap for freshwater science to inform real world decision-making. The foundational principles of TE include interdisciplinary collaboration, multidirectional engagement, long-term commitment, iterative communication, transparent and representative process, and a decision context that leads to actionable outcomes. Freshwater science is ideally suited for TE, and while we may have called it by other names, our community has a track record of providing some of the most compelling examples of TE success.

SFS 2019 Meeting Organizers

Program Co-Chairs: Nick Aumen and Jeff Ostermiller
Local Arrangements Chair: Juliana D'Andrilli

(with help and oversight from Jennifer Tank and Todd Royer, President and Vice President)

SFS 2019 Meeting Information

Meeting Venue:
Salt Palace Convention Center
100 S. West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101