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The study of the physics, chemistry, geology, and biology of lakes and other inland waters.

[Greek limnē, lake + -logy.]

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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Noun1.limnologist - a specialist in the study of freshwater ponds and lakes
specialiser, specialist, specializer - an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
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For example, an immunologist, a developmental biologist, and a limnologist at Elizabethtown College were trained to lead their students into the ponds when TurtlePop was incorporated into the general biology curriculum there.
As recently as March 25, a Mass DEP PhD limnologist, who authored the state's "Generic Environmental Impact Report on Eutrophication and Lake Management,'' said: "I see copper as a more toxic metal that just kills the algae, but it may come back in as little as a month, and it has long-term negative effects.''
The limnologist's work narrative is drawn from my own notebooks, e-mails, and memories relating to the time spent studying the lake from Australia in 2008 and 2009 and then again, more reflexively, between 2010 and 2012.
Army Corps of Engineers limnologist Douglas Larson, an adjunct professor at Portland State University, who studied the water quality of Waldo Lake for 20 years and publicly urged a ban on motorboats to protect its fragile ecology.
Not by chance, the prominent limnologist and Baikal researcher Vereshchagin, relying on the results of his first Circum-Baikal expedition, came to an unambiguous conclusion that the best place to study activities at Lake Baikal was the Holy Nose Peninsula, which forms the western shore of the Chivyrkuy Gulf [1].
"The problem today is that mankind is changing two sensitive lake properties at the same time, namely the nutrient ratios and, with global warming, water temperature," said Thomas Posch, a limnologist from the University of Zurich.
Biologist and limnologist Jose and water resources and watershed scientist Takako introduce the science of fresh water, with a perspective from their home country Brazil.
"It's a real challenge to our understanding of how these communities developed," says Ian Hawes, a polar limnologist at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Regarding your April, 2010 FS Seminar "Bass For the Future," I would like to comment on the statement: "Hydrilla: Clearly it's valuable to bass on certain lakes." As a professional limnologist involved in lake management and hydrilla control for 25 years, I am concerned that without the proper qualifiers, this concept could be applied to our lakes with devastating ecological and economic impacts.
1944), then professor of zoology (limnologist, freshwater planktonologist) of the University of Colorado; and three assistants, two packers, a cook, and, last but not least, the artist, Charles Bradford Hudson.
Limnologist," from the winter 2008-09 issue and online at, and "On the grid: Careers in energy," from the fall 2008 issue and online at ooq/2008/fall/art02.pdf.
limnologist: Scientist who studies freshwater biology.