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Welcome to UI Limnology
Limnology is the broad study of inland
waters, including, biota, physical and chemical properties and their
interactions. Research in the UI Limnology lab is focused on the
examination of surface and groundwater, as well as the ecology of
invertebrates that inhabit these environments.
The goal of the first two areas is to
characterize and understand these environments; to recommend management
strategies to improve water quality; and to examine the long-term
effects of the implemented strategies. The focus of the third area is to
understand the ecology of key invertebrates in aquatic ecosystems and to
predict their response to changing environmental conditions. Thus, the
first two research areas provide the environmental information necessary
to place the biological and ecological findings in context.