ASLO Membership

ASLO represents and serves the community of aquatic scientists through its professional meetings, the publication, Limnology and Oceanography, and a variety of outreach activities that are intended to increase public awareness and understanding of our science.

For more than 50 years, ASLO has been the leading professional organization for researchers and educators in the field of aquatic science. The society has earned its outstanding reputation due to our journal, Limnology and Oceanography and professional meetings that promote critical scientific discourse and information exchange among internationally recognized scientists and students. By becoming a member of ASLO, you will receive the society's journal and its newsletter, the ASLO Bulletin. All members receive regular communication from the society as well as notices regarding our annual meetings and special symposia.

The goals of the society are to promote excellence in research and education, to be a source of objective information for decision makers, and to inform the public of advances in our understanding of aquatic systems. We are currently developing new initiatives aimed at fostering the exchange of information among recent Ph.D. recipients, improving aquatic science education, and enabling more effective communication of objective scientific information to elected officials and the public. The society has taken an active role in encouraging the participation of under-represented groups in the aquatic sciences.

By joining ASLO you are aligning yourself with leaders in your field and thousands of peers who share your commitment to aquatic science. ASLO owes its existence largely to the volunteer efforts of its members, and members are strongly encouraged you to take an active role. You may apply for membership in ASLO on this web site, or via mail or fax by downloading the membership form.

If you have not done so already, please spend some time visiting the ASLO website ( There you will find a brief history of ASLO and a description of how we are organized to achieve the society's goals. It is your window to the society and enables more effective communication and interaction with others in your field of expertise and the thousands of peers who share your commitment to aquatic science. The ASLO Business Office is your primary source of information on membership issues. If you need assistance, please contact Helen Schneider Lemay, business manager, at the ASLO Business Office,