ASL is Australia’s major professional association for scientists and managers of inland waters, including rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs and estuaries. The goal of ASL is to advance freshwater science and its understanding through fostering the interdisciplinary exchange of scientific information among its membership, as well as more broadly to other professional Societies, agencies, government and the general public. This is achieved through an Annual Congress, regular publication of a Newsletter, local events run by members, and this website.
Members of the Society study a wide variety of ecosystems and organisms: from the genetics of organisms to their community structure; ecosystem functions and trophic interactions, physical and chemical processes that affect inland waters, and importantly the linkages between landscapes and waterways. Advancing limnology in Australia requires we provide the best science to the management of our waterways, with members contributing to applied aspects of limnology such as condition assessments, restoration, conservation, modelling and policy development.
Membership is open to individuals or corporate bodies engaged in research, management, policy and teaching about inland waters. ASL actively encourages and supports the membership of postgraduate students, providing a number of initiatives for training and career development. There are members in every State, so join ASL and contribute to advancing Limnology in Australia.