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Olivia J. Graham, Cornell University
Alia Al-Haj, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Eleanor C. Arrington, University of California
Emily R. Arsenault, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Carolina C. Barbosa, University of Wyoming
Kadir Bice, University of Georgia
Evie Brahmstedt, Cornell University
S. River D. Bryant, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Xun Cai, ORISE Research Participation Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Stacy Calhoun-Grosch, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Joshua Culpepper, York University
Katherine Dale, East Carolina University
Derek J. Detweiler, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Katlin D. Doughty, Trent University
Kyle A. Emery, University of California, Los Angeles
Kara Gadeken, Stony Brook University
Laura Griffiths, Griffith University
Atefeh Hosseini, University of Kansas
Catriona Jones, Purdue University
Hadis Miraly, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Alexander W. Mott, George Mason University
Karla Münzner, Uppsala University
Igor Ogashawara, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
Carly R. Olson, University of Nebraska - LincolnFollow
Joseph S. Rabaey, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Walter A. Rich, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Phoenix A. Rogers, University of Alabama
Meredith Evans Seeley, Hawaii Pacific University
Lorena Selak, Ruđer Bošković Institute
Qipei Shangguan, University of Montana
Kelsey J. Solomon, Florida International University
Xinyu Sun, Michigan State University
Spencer J. Tassone, University of Virginia
Audrey Thellman, Duke University
John Tracey, Columbia University
Jilian Xiong, University of Washington
Tianfei Xue, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

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Early Career Aquatic Scientists Forge New Connections at Eco-DAS XV. ASLO. Auguest 2023.


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A sense of kuleana (personal responsibility) in caring for the land and sea. An appreciation for laulima (many hands cooperating). An understanding of aloha ’āina (love of the land). The University of Hawai’i at Manoa hosted the 2023 Ecological Dissertations in Aquatic Sciences (Eco-DAS) program, which fostered each of these intentions by bringing together a team of early career aquatic ecologists for a week of networking and collaborative, interdisciplinary project development (Fig. 1).