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SFS: Don't lose your membership benefits. Renew now for 2012!

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Posted: 2/02/2012
Expiration Date: 2/02/2022

Dear Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) Members:

Please take a moment to renew your SFS membership for 2012. It can all be done online via the SFS homepage. Membership provides: 1) access to on-line SFS publications, including our journal Freshwater Science and bibliographies of aquatic literature, 2) reduced fees for annual meeting registration, 3) the potential for travel and research awards for students, 4) easy contact among members through the membership directory, 5) access to SFS educational materials and pictures, and 6) the possibility of earning professional certification for taxonomic skills with benthic macroinvertebrates through on-line and hands-on tests. Plus, young professional (limited to 3 years post graduation) and student memberships are discounted relative to regular membership ($75 USD/yr). We are ~1700 members strong from 43 countries and are a premier professional organization for promoting the further understanding of freshwater ecosystems and ecosystems at the interface between aquatic and terrestrial habitats.

I also encourage you to attend our 60th annual meeting, and first as the Society for Freshwater Science, held in Louisville, KY from 20–24 May, 2012. The meeting theme is "Freshwater Stewardship: Challenges and Solutions"; its subtheme is "Aquatic scientists and a diversity of stakeholders sharing perspectives to better manage and sustain healthy freshwater ecosystems". Our plenary speakers, Dave Hart (U. Maine), Ellen Gilinsky (USEPA), Richard Kingsford (U. New South Wales), and John Downing (Iowa State U.), will discuss the challenges and solutions to doing interdisciplinary and sustainability science, communicating our science, and engaging a broad array of public stakeholders to better manage rivers, lakes, and wetlands. At our Tuesday night mixer we will cruise the Ohio River on the 'Belle of Louisville' and 'Spirit of Jefferson' riverboats, and our Wednesday evening banquet will be held at the beautiful stadium of the Louisville Bats, a minor league club of the baseball Cincinnati Reds. Extramural activities include Bourbon Country tours to nearby distilleries and an afternoon at Churchill Downs, home of the legendary Kentucky Derby horserace. Expect good science and good fun! The abstract submittal window on our webpage is open!

We value your membership and look forward to your continued participation!

Best regards,

Joe Holomuzki
President, Society for Freshwater Science



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