Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Limnology and Oceanography: DIALOG V, VI and VII
WHITMAN COLL WALLA WALLA WA
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Research frontiers and important new breakthroughs increasingly are occurring at the intersection of traditional disciplines. The DIALOG goal is to catalyze such advances by bringing together researchers across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences -- freshwater and salt, basic and applied, from the molecular to global level. Recent Ph.D. graduates are targeted so that benefits accrue over full professional lifetimes. This initiative facilitates interactions across departmental, institutional and national boundaries and moves science and society forward more quickly and creatively than would be possible otherwise. The DIALOG initiative is devoted to training the next generation of aquatic-science researchers. It provides new Ph.D. graduates with a breadth of understanding and an interdisciplinary, international collegial network on which they can build throughout their professional lifetimes. The objective is to broaden the interdisciplinary understanding, facilitate development of successful interdisciplinary careers, and catalyze development of interdisciplinary, international collegial networks to expand research frontiers and further our understanding of aquatic systems. DIALOG symposia reach graduates at a pivotal point in their careers, the transition from student to independent researcher. Based on their comments, the symposium changes the way the symposium scholars approach and communicate their research, interact with their students and colleagues, and contribute to institutional and community transformations.
- Humanities and History
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology