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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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As physical limnologists, we sought to understand these water currents in bodies of standing water in general and to predict them for specific lakes, estuaries, and seas.
A limnologist's area of specialization usually determines his or her specific occupational title.
At this time, the University provided Langlois with financial support whereby he was to hire two full-time year-round research faculty members, a fisheries biologist and a limnologist. The latter was to investigate the character of Lake Erie as an environment for fishes.
Douglas Larson, a limnologist and an adjunct professor at Portland State University, first studied East and Paulina lakes during the 1960s as a graduate student at Oregon State University.
Water analysis: some revised methods for limnologist. Ambleside: Freshwater Biology Association, Scientific Publication, 1978.
Limnologists (academic experts who study lakes) cannot agree on an international definition of the term "lake".
Besides the substantial increase of publications, this investigation showed that over decades, the trends and focus of many studies by limnologists and aquatic ecologists consisted in research with experimental and applied approaches (Padial et al., 2008; Tao et al., 2015).