ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting | 23 February-2 March 2018 | San Juan, Puerto Rico

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS | ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting | 23 February-2 March 2019 | San Juan, Puerto Rico



SESSION CS-12, Phosphorus Geochemistry and Cycling

As co-chairs of session CS-12, Phosphorus Geochemistry and Cycling, at the 2019 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting (ASM) we are writing to encourage you, your colleagues and students to attend and give presentations.  The meeting will be held in San Juan Puerto Rico on Feb. 23-Mar. 2, 2019.

This session is especially timely because 2019 is the 350th anniversary of the discovery of phosphorus.  Its impact on the environment, biogeochemical cycles, and on life itself, cannot be overestimated.  With this in mind, we will entertain a broad range of topics related to phosphorus geochemistry and cycling, including freshwater and marine biogeochemistry, stoichiometry, social-ecological impacts, nutrient balances (e.g. watersheds, islands and other regional studies), soil P mining, legacy phosphorus and management issues, etc.  Reports on observational, experimental, modelling and policy studies are all welcome.

It would be really great if you could contribute your expertise in research on phosphorus and its environmental impacts to what we feel will be an important and lively session. The abstract deadline is October 22, 2018; abstracts can be submitted at the following website:

Useful information regarding abstract preparation and submission can be found here:

Abstract submission overview:

Abstract preparation guide:

While ASLO cannot provide travel or honoraria to most speakers, some travel grants may be available to students and early career members.  More information can be found here:

We would also be grateful if you could pass along this information to any colleagues who might be interested in this session.

Please let us know if you have any questions, and we hope to see you in Puerto Rico.

Best regards,

Dennis Swaney & Michelle McCrackin

Co-organizer contact info:

Dennis Swaney, Cornell University, Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,

Michelle McCrackin, Stockholm University, Baltic Sea Centre,

A wealth of topics will be discussed at the meeting, many stemming from key areas of importance to the area itself at this crucial time – the role of science at the center of all economic, societal and environmental recovery and development efforts, studies on renewable energy, environmental sustainability, clean water, and rebuilding and maintaining terrestrial ecosystems.

Science and innovative problem-solving are keys to creating a better and more resilient world, and this speaks truth to the residents of Puerto Rico. While ASLO’s meeting in San Juan will benefit Puerto Rico for the short-term, the outcomes of the ASLO 2019 Aquatic Sciences Meeting can impact the island for the long-term.  This presents an excellent opportunity for ASLO to showcase how they are doing their part to train scientists in communication to the public and to teach effective research skills to future generations. As with all ASLO meetings, organized activities will be available that will allow participants to use culturally-relevant projects and strategies to make science more engaging.

The scientific program will take place Sunday, 24 February, through Friday, 1 March.  The full meeting dates are set Saturday, 23 February, to Saturday, 2 March, to allow meeting participants to take part in educational activities, volunteer opportunities, and culturally relevant events that will focus on environmental and ecosystem restoration as well as the resilience of the land.

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