February 23, 2023
Staff Accomplishment

Ward Named 2022 ASLO Fellow

Earth scientist recognized for contributions to professional society and aquatic sciences

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Nick Ward, Earth scientist at PNNL has been named as a 2022 fellow of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, for contributions to the professional society and the field of aquatic sciences.

(Photo by Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Nick Ward, Earth scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has been named a 2022 fellow of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).

ASLO fellows are recognized as having achieved excellence in their contributions to ASLO and the field of aquatic sciences. Ward has been a member of ASLO since 2012.

The fellows were announced by ASLO on February 13, 2023. Ward joins seven new fellows and eleven sustaining fellows—fellows who have sustained excellence in their contributions—in this honor. Their contributions will be recognized during the 2023 Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in early June.

ASLO is a technical society designed to communicate knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences through its scientific community to educate and raise public awareness about aquatic resources and research.

The ASLO Fellow program was launched in 2015 and has since honored 100 members for their service to the aquatic science community.

Since joining ASLO, Ward has organized and presented at scientific sessions at numerous ASLO-sponsored meetings, such as the biannual Ocean Sciences and Aquatic Sciences meetings. Ward has supported the society by publishing in and reviewing for its three major journals: Limnology & Oceanography (L&O), L&O: Letters, and L&O: Methods.

Ward joined PNNL in 2016, where he is a member of the Coastal Sciences Division. He studies how terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems function and interact across the continuum of land, inland waters, the ocean, and the atmosphere. In 2020, he led a review published in Nature Communications that proposed a path to refining the representations of coastal interfaces in Earth systems models used to predict the climate on Earth.

Beyond ASLO, Ward is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, and the Geochemical Society.

He is a faculty fellow at the University of Washington’s School of Oceanography, and he holds associate editorships with the journals Marine Chemistry, PLOS One, and Frontiers in Marine Science.

Published: February 23, 2023