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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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It is the dynamic interaction between person (fisher or limnologist) and environment (Italian lake or Australian workspace) that affords the conditions for the emergence of knowledge, within the space of the task at hand.
Limnologists work both in the field and in the laboratory.
In fact, two important limnologists opposed publication because they considered the author's ideas excessively abstract and an unjustifiable generalization.
Perhaps the criticisms that Rigler and Peters (1995) directed so clearly and provocatively at their fellow limnologists do not apply to marine ecologists.
The result is a fine reference for field biologists and limnologists as well as for advanced students.
Studied by limnologists from UC Davis for 29 years, Castle Lake now serves as a "control' for gauging the clarity and health of Lake Tahoe.
Some limnologists (lake scientists), among them Daniel Livingstone at Duke University in Durham, N.C., find it significant that both the Lake Nyos and Lake Monoun events, as well as the regular overturning of Lake Bosumtwi in Ghana, occurred in August, when the increased cloud cover from the monsoons cools the surface waters of African lakes.
Water analysis: some revised methods for limnologists. Freshwater Biological Association Scientific, Far Sawrey, Ambleside, 120 pp.
(11.) Mackereth FJH, Heron J, Talling JF (1978) Water Analyses: some revised methods for limnologists. Freshwater Biological Association Scientific Publication, London.
As a result of the interconnections between the various landscape components, an understanding of the microscopic ecosystems of the McMurdo Dry Valleys requires a 'whole-system' approach that entails collaboration between ecologists, limnologists, stream hydrologists, glaciologists, atmospheric scientists and others (Figure 2).
Our findings showed that the environmental factors that substantially control the biological productivity of the lake were sufficiently counterintuitive to persuade us to share our observations with a wider audience of limnologists.