The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is pleased to announce that Maggie Xenopoulos of Trent University in Ontario will join the ASLO editorial team as Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the society’s flagship journal, Limnology & Oceanography (L&O). An active ASLO member for 22 years, Xenopoulos was part of the inaugural class of ASLO Sustaining Fellows and has served as Associate Editor for L&O since 2015.
Maggie Xenopoulos is a Full Professor in the Department of Biology at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, a post she has held since 2004. Her research program focuses on biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology with an emphasis on how human activities affect freshwater systems. Some of her current projects include the effects of urban and agriculture land use on dissolved organic matter dynamics and ecosystem function of aquatic systems and the role of flooding and extreme climate events on nutrients and carbon. Xenopoulos has received many awards, including a University Faculty Award from Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, as well as the International Zayed prize for the Environment for her work with the international program Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
“I am delighted by the selection of Maggie Xenopoulos to be the first Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Limnology & Oceanography,” said L&O Editor-in-Chief Bob Howarth. “Maggie is a strong and broad aquatic scientist who has excelled over the past few years as an Associate Editor at L&O and has done a great job as the lead editor of our upcoming special issue ‘Headwaters to oceans: ecological and biogeochemical contrasts across the aquatic continuum.’ I look forward to working closely with Maggie and the L&O team in making the journal even stronger.”
L&O was founded in 1956 with a unifying emphasis on the understanding of aquatic ecosystems and is among the most frequently cited journals in the aquatic sciences. The journal currently receives over 500 submissions each year and publishes six regular issues and one special issue, with a total of approximately 2300 pages each year. As Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Xenopoulos will handle special and virtual issues of L&O from conception through completion and will assist the Editor-in-Chief with review, analysis, and synthesis of data on journal performance and publishing trends in the field.