First appointed as Professor of Marine Biology and then Marine Biogeochemistry at the School of Ocean Sciences, Professor Williams has received the ASLO (American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
) Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award.
Among these were the American Microscopical Society (vice-president, 1950; president, 1951); American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow); American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
(charter member, vice-president, 1949; president, 1957); Ecological Society of America; International Association for Great Lakes Research (founding member; president, 1967); International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology; Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters; and the Great Lakes Foundation (president, 1966-1969).
This book is based on a symposium on this topic jointly sponsored by the British Ecological Society and the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
and held in 1992 at University College in Cork, Ireland.
At a Senate hearing last month, Susan Weiler, head of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
in Walla Walla, Wash., testified that new studies in Antarctica by other scientists show phytoplankton growth slowing by 6 to 12 percent when ozone levels dropped 40 percent.
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
2005 Summer Meeting: Special session 53: Polar Aquatic Ecosystems and Environmental Change
And their preliminary results, presented at the recent San Francisco meeting of the American Geophysical Union and the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
, are challenging conventional thinking about the bowhead.