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lim·nol·o·gy

(lim-nol'ŏ-jē),
Study of the physical, chemical, meteorologic, and biologic conditions in fresh water; a branch of ecology.
[G. limnē, pool, + logos, study]

limnology

(lĭm-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The scientific study of the life and phenomena of fresh water, especially lakes and ponds.

lim′no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
lim′no·log′i·cal·ly adv.
lim·nol′o·gist n.

limnology

(lĭm-nŏl′ō-jē) [Gr. limne, pool, + logos, study]
The scientific study of fresh water in the environment (i.e., potability, pH, degree of pollution, mineral content, and variation with seasonal and climatic changes).

limnology

the study of freshwater bodies, such as ponds, lakes, streams and their inhabitants.
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Limnologists work both in the field and in the laboratory.
In the lab, limnologists conduct experiments, make and test hypotheses, and compare their results with those of previous studies.
Instead, limnologists test some of their predictions by doing computer simulations.
Limnologists also write reports, scientific papers, and research proposals; keep current on developments in their field; and present their findings to others.
Limnologists must sometimes perform their job duties near the water systems that they study.
Most limnologists have at least a bachelor's degree, usually in a core science, such as biology or chemistry.
Limnologists work for Federal and State governments, academic institutions, and in the private sector, such as for an environmental consulting firm.