Inland waters vs. Oceans cage-match: upcoming special issue

From Maggie Xenopoulos, Professor, Trent University and SCL member

We are currently getting organized for a special issue of Limnology and Oceanography to be printed in 2017 on emphasizing the changes and contrasts in biogeochemistry, biodiversity, ecology and/or evolution from limnology to oceanography. We are looking for a broad range of topic areas and approaches across aquatic ecosystems.
Related to this special issues is a Special Session (SS26): “Headwaters to oceans: ecological and biogeochemical contrasts across the aquatic continuum” to be held at the ASLO 2016 summer meeting in Santa Fe. This session will be chaired by a handful of L&O Associate Editors (myself, John Downing, Maren Voss, Susanne Menden-Deuer, Dileep Kumar) and Editor-in-Chief (Robert Howarth).

We encourage you to submit your abstracts to this session before the upcoming deadline (2 February, 2016).
The abstract session is pasted below.
Please visit the meeting website:
Please also forward to your students and colleagues.
We hope to see you in Santa Fe in June.

SS26: “Headwaters to oceans: ecological and biogeochemical contrasts across the aquatic continuum”
This session emphasizes transformations and changes in ecology and biogeochemistry of waters across the continuum of ASLO’s fields: from limnology to oceanography. The session will be the seed for a 2017 special issue of Limnology and Oceanography and is organized by six of the journal’s editors. Abstracts emphasizing intellectual and scientific exchanges across limnology and oceanography; large-scale, emerging ideas; and transformations across inland-water to oceanic gradient will be especially welcome. Some potential topic areas might include nutrient and carbon dynamics, including release, transportation, transformation, and spiraling; food web continua, including functional changes, biodiversity gradients, and P/R; comparisons of the same principles and functions among ecosystems at different points in the continuum; comparison of the same phenomenon or finding among diverse aquatic ecosystems (e.g., acidification, foodweb strength, responses to pollution); and transformation across freshwater to wetland/coastal systems. Reviews, secondary analyses, and meta-analyses taking a comparative approach across systems will also be welcome.

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