Program and Agenda

Keynote, Plenary and Award Videos

Welcome/Opening Keynote

Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014   Time: 7:00:00 PM
Location: Oregon Ballroom

With opening remarks by Lucinda Johnson, former president of the Society for Freshwater Science, and welcome by Stanley Gregory, Distinguished Professor of Fisheries, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University.

Randy Olson, Scientist & Filmmaker: Randy Olson, is the writer/director of the feature films, "Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus," (Tribeca ’06, Showtime ’07), "Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy" (Outfest ’08), and author of "Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style" (Island Press ’09). His work focuses on the challenges involved in communicating science to the general public, and the current attacks on mainstream science in fields such as evolution and climate science. He is a former marine biologist (Ph.D. Harvard University) who achieved tenure at the University of New Hampshire before changing careers to filmmaking by obtaining an M.F.A. in Cinema from the University of Southern California. In addition to writing and directing his own feature films about major issues in science, he has worked with a variety of clients to assist them with the use of visual media in communicating science to the general public. Through his writings he has both related his journey, and continues his exploration into the role of storytelling in the mass communication of science.

Plenary Session, SFS President's Address and SFS Award Lecture

Date: Monday, May 19, 2014   Time: 8:00:00 AM
Location: Oregon Ballroom

Presidential Address: Society of Freshwater Science (SFS) - Randy Fuller, Colgate University

Award Lecture: Society for Freshwater Science 2014 Award of Excellence - Colin R. Townsend

Plenary Speaker: Stuart Bunn, Griffith University, Australian Rivers Institute

Plenary Session, SWS President's Address and SWS Award Lecture

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014   Time: 8:00:00 AM
Location: Oregon Ballroom

Presidential Address: Society for Wetlands Scientists (SWS) - Stephen Faulkner, USGS, Leetown Science Center

Award Lecture: Society for Wetland Scientists 2014 International Fellow Award - Jared Bosire

Plenary Speaker: Laurel Larsen, University of California-Berkeley

Plenary Session, PSA President's Address and PSA Award Lecture

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014   Time: 8:00:00 AM
Location: Oregon Ballroom

Presidential Address: Phycological society of America (PSA) - John Stiller, East Carolina University

Award Lecture: Phycological Society of America Awards for Excellence - Rex Lowe and Christine Maggs

Plenary Speaker: Virginia Armbrust, University of Washington

Plenary Session, ASLO President's Address and ASLO Award Lecture

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014   Time: 8:00:00 AM
Location: Oregon Ballroom

Presidential Address: Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) - John Downing, Iowa State University

Award Lecture: Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography's Ruth Patrick Award - Daniel J. Conley, Lund University

Plenary Speaker: Patricia Soranno, Michigan State University

Plenary Session and President's Panel

Date: Friday, May 23, 2014   Time: 8:00:00 AM
Location: Oregon Ballroom

Plenary Speaker: Julian Olden, University of Washington - School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (lecture not shown)

President’s Panel – “The State of the Scientific Societies Address”

  • Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) President - Randy Fuller, Colgate University
  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) President - John Downing, Iowa State University
  • Phycological Society of America (PSA) – President - John Stiller, East Carolina University
  • Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) – President - Stephen Faulkner, USGS Leetown Science Center