The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) recently named James Cotner a 2017 Sustaining Fellow. Cotner is a professor in the College’s Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. ASLO gives this award annually to members who demonstrate excellence in aquatic science research and who made significant contributions to the organization.
“ASLO is the pre-eminent scientific society in the field of oceanography and the aquatic sciences,” says David Stephens, EEB department head. “Election as a sustaining fellow honors Professor Cotner's distinguished career of achievement and his substantial contributions to his field.”
Cotner joined CBS faculty in 1998. His research focuses on understanding the role of bacteria and dissolved organic matter in the biogeochemical processes of aquatic systems. Through this work, Cotner and his lab aim to better understand the impact bacteria have on the geochemistry of lakes, rivers and oceans.