Exploring the nature, origins and ecological significance of dissolved organic matter in freshwaters: state of the science and new directions

Penny J Johnes*, Richard P Evershed, Davey L Jones, Stephen C Maberly

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
Issue number1
Early online date29 Apr 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Apr 2023

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This collection of papers is based on discussions held at a Royal Society International Science Meeting on Dissolved Organic Matter in Freshwaters: Nature, Origins and Ecological Significance, held 20–21 January 2020, just before the global COVID pandemic. The meeting was organised by Penny Johnes, Stephen Maberly, Richard Evershed and Davey Jones, and papers from contributors to the meeting were expected shortly after its conclusion. COVID lockdown, and its various impacts on all of our contributors, meant that final preparation of those papers was in some cases much delayed. We decided to hold the issue open for long enough to allow everyone to contribute, in particular to ensure that our early career researchers, especially those with caring responsibilities, were not excluded from the opportunity to publish. We acknowledge here, with thanks, the patience of those who were able to submit their papers and publish online earlier in this process, and of our publisher, Springer, for allowing us to wait for the final papers to be submitted. We would also like to acknowledge the funding provided by The Royal Society, to allow us to organise this meeting as part of their Scientific Programme, and funding from the Natural Environment Research Council under our DOMAINE Large Grant programme (NE/K010689/1), Characterising the nature, origins, and ecological significance of dissolved organic matter in freshwater ecosystems, from which the idea for this meeting and a number of the publications in this collection originated.

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