Sponsors, Organizers & Exhibitors

Meeting Sponsors

Society for Freshwater Science

SFS is an international scientific organization whose purpose is to promote further understanding of freshwater ecosystems (rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries) and ecosystems at the interface between aquatic and terrestrial habitats (wetlands, bogs, fens, riparian forests and grasslands). The society fosters exchange of scientific information among the membership, and with other professional societies, resource managers, policy makers, educators, and the public. Society members study the genetics to community structure of freshwater organisms, freshwater ecosystem function, physical processes that affect freshwaters, and linkages between freshwater ecosystems and surrounding landscapes. Applied aspects of their science include habitat and water quality assessment, conservation, fisheries and invasive species management, integrated water resource management, and restoration.

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

ASLO is an international aquatic sciences society that was founded in 1936. For more than 50 years, it has been the leading professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science. The purpose of ASLO is to foster a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of aquatic resources for the public interest. Its products and activities are directed toward these ends. With more than 4500 members worldwide, the society has earned an outstanding reputation and is best known for its journals, its interdisciplinary meetings, and its special symposia.

Phycological Society of America

PSA was founded in 1946 to promote research and teaching in all fields of Phycology. The society publishes the Journal of Phycology and the Phycological Newsletter. Annual meetings are held, often jointly with other national or international societies of mutual member interest. The society provides many student award opportunities as well as grants and fellowships.

Society of Wetland Scientists

The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) is an international organization of nearly 3,000 members dedicated to the conservation, management and scientific understanding of the world’s wetlands. SWS brings to the meeting the perspective of scientists, managers and practitioners who focus on those areas at the interface of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Since its founding in 1980, the Society has worked to promote wetland research, education and public awareness, as well as provide a forum for exchanging ideas and the latest scientific research. SWS is the Society for wetland professionals.