Aquatic Biology/Limnology Major

Aquatic Biology/Limnology Studies is a major program that focuses  on the scientific study of the ecology and behavior of microbes, plants, and animals inhabiting inland fresh waters such as lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, estuaries, and wetlands.

A major program in Aquatic Biology/Limnology Studies may include instruction in geology and hydrology; aquatic ecosystems; microbiology; mycology; botany; ichthyology; mammalogy; population biology and biodiversity; studies of specific species, phyla, and habitats; and applications to fields such as natural resources conservation, fisheries science, and biotechnology.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Aquatic Biology/Limnology Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Aquatic Biology/Limnology Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Aquatic Biology/Limnology Studies?

With a degree in this field, you likely work in the environmental sciences where work takes place both in the lab and in the field, depending on the employer and the nature of the projects a biologist works on.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Aquatic Biology/Limnology Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.


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