Gender & Science AIL group: Challenges & achievements to foster women in freshwater sciences
École Normale Supérieure
Abstract: The study of freshwaters is full of fascinating women who have vastly contributed to our understanding of these precious ecosystems. However, as in many other fields, their contributions have been traditionally neglected. The Gender & Science AIL group started in 2014 with the aim of acting as an observer of the gender bias within freshwater sciences. We study the barriers that female scientists face during their career, and lead different activities to accomplish gender equity in the field of Limnology. Here we will present the main challenges we face as well as the activities developed to foster their visibility in our research field.