By Elizabeth Cerny-Chipman, Aquatic Ecology Section Liaison
Water covers most of the Earth’s surface, so it makes sense that the Aquatic Ecology Section would encompass a lot of ESA members. United in the study of freshwater and marine ecology, there are over 800 members this largest and oldest section of ESA*. The goals of the section are to promote and coordinate aquatic ecology research and its dissemination to broader audiences. With such a breadth, it can be tough to pinpoint what the Aquatic Ecology section is all about. For me, the section is shaped by the mission of giving members opportunities to meet other ecologists working in aquatic systems, to apply for student awards, and to share research at the annual meeting and beyond. In this post, I want to highlight some opportunities for students to engage with the section.