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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]
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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.
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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).
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limnology

the study of freshwater bodies, such as ponds, lakes, streams and their inhabitants.
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Such differences suggest that climate may not be the only cue for gamogenesis, and that other environmental stimuli, ecological or limnological, may also play a role.
A limnological study of a bog lake which has never developed a marginal mat.
As might be expected, the Ten-Year Limnological Study generated many questions that simply could not be evaluated in a ten-year cycle.
Egerton's chapter 5, then, is an overview of "The Wisconsin Limnology Community," in which he analyzes the achievements of these leaders of limnology, comparing and contrasting the evolution of their limnological program, discussing the similarities and differences in their aims, approaches, methods, and results.
Limnological studies of River Soan (Iqbal et al., 2006) have reported high water pH, 8.0-9.0 and 7.20-8.20 respectively.
Limnological study of lake Llanquihue (Chile): morphometry, physics, chemistry and primary productivity.
In large reservoirs, these changes in water quality and limnological characteristics create distinct habitats often forming three distinguishing zones which are riverine zone characterized by the fluvial environment, lacustrine zone nearest to the dam, and a middle transition zone (Tundisi, 1996; Moretto and Nogueira, 2003; Serafim et al., 2006; Sthapit et al., 2008).
For limnological study, water samples were collected from all five ponds on fortnightly basis.