American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The scientific study of the life and phenomena of fresh water, especially lakes and ponds.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The scientific study of lakes and ponds, with especial reference to the organisms which live in them.
- n. The science concerning the biological, physical and geological properties of fresh water bodies, especially lakes and ponds.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the scientific study of bodies of fresh water for their biological and physical and geological properties.
- n. the scientific study of bodies of fresh water for their biological and physical and geological properties
- From limno- + -logy. (Wiktionary)
- Greek limnē, lake + -logy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The tempo of scientific investigation increased rapidly after 1938, with emphasis on specialized fields such as limnology, wildlife management, ecology, pedology and archeology.”
“I have to admit that when I saw the word, I thought it must have something to do with lakes from Greek λίμνη, as in 'limnology'.”
“This research, at the interface between biogeochemistry and community ecology, is conducted in continental aquatic ecosystems and marine ecosystems alike, thereby bridging limnology and oceanography.”
“He received a Ph.D. at Washington State University in 1976, with emphasis in limnology and ecosystem modeling.”
“His research interests range from ecology, limnology, biostatistics and modeling, through ecosystems functioning, global climate change, nitrogen and carbon cycling in temperate peatlands to taxonomy, ecology and biogeography of Rotifera, Cladocera and Copepoda.”
“Labels: limnology, New York Times, Zadie posted by John McGrath @ 5: 45 PM”
“Ornithological research has been done since the 1950s and studies have since been carried out on vertebrate zoology, botany, ecology, plant ecology, entomology, limnology, geography, ethology, pesticides and diseases.”
“Lake drawdown will result in a change in the limnology and the availability and suitability of habitat for aquatic biota.”
“In contrast to often quite distinct changes in physical limnology, changes in chemical limnological conditions have been relatively moderate during lake development in the Fennoscandian Arctic and on the Kola Peninsula .”
“Included along with the transcript is a chronology of Champ sightings, notes on the limnology of Lake Champlain, and some reprints of historical newspaper accounts involving Champ-related phenomena.”
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