TABLE B-1 Demographics of Professional Societies Including Limnologists in Their Membership

 

ASLO

NALMS

NABS

SWS

IAGLR

ESA

Total number of members

4,000

2,500

1,873

3,500

1,075

7,400

Student members (percent of total membership)

25

5

18

5

10

13

Final degree (percent):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ph.D.

88a

15

39

na

52

79

M.S./M.A.

10

nab

43

na

29

na

B.S./B.A.

2

na

17

na

15

na

Other

 

 

1

 

4

 

Gender distribution (percent):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male

77

na

na

na

na

77

Female

23

na

na

na

na

23

Employment distribution (percent):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academia

na

10

49

11

na

61

Government

na

22

34

25

na

18

Private sector

na

15

17

41

na

18

NOTE: ALSO, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography; NALMS, North American Lake Management Society; NABS, North American Benthological Society; SWS, Society of Wetland Scientists; IAGLR, International Association for Great Lakes Research; ESA, Ecological Society of America.

a 21 percent of ASLO members did not indicate their highest degree; these figures represent those who did indicate their education level.

b "na" indicates that this information is not available from the professional society.



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