TABLE A-1 Survey of Limnology Programs at U.S. Institutes of Higher Education: Summary

Survey Question

 

Number of Schools

Number of faculty members in limnology and related disciplines

0

3

 

1

9

 

2

5

 

3

6

 

4

7

 

5–10

28

 

11–20

5

 

>20

3

Students obtaining degrees in limnology-related fields each year

0

3

 

1–5

26

 

6–10

12

 

11–15

6

 

16–20

6

 

>20

6

Level of introductory limnology course

Freshman/sophomore

0

 

Junior/senior/graduate

59

 

Graduate only

4

Student interest in limnology

Increasing

38

 

Holding steady

17

 

Decreasing

2

Schools with access to research or field stations

 

40

Schools responding to survey

 

69

 

SOURCE: Written surveys sent to schools belonging to the Universities Council on Water Resources or housing a Water Resources Research Institute. See Table A-3 for detailed responses.



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