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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competencies and with regard for appropriate balance.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Freshwater ecosystems: revitalizing educational programs in limnology / Committee on Inland Aquatic Ecosystems, Water Science and Technology Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-05443-5 (cloth)

1. Limnology—Study and teaching (Higher)—United States.

I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Inland Aquatic Ecosystems.

QH104.F72 1996

574.5'2632'071173—dc20 96-25348

Cover art by Edith Socolow, Gloucester, Massachusetts. This work, titled "Spring Thaw," is from her "Window Series."

Copyright 1996 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

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