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Where Are the Limnologists? Surveys of Professional Societies and Journals



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Freshwater Ecosystems: Revitalizing Educational Programs in Limnology B Where Are the Limnologists? Surveys of Professional Societies and Journals

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Freshwater Ecosystems: Revitalizing Educational Programs in Limnology 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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Freshwater Ecosystems: Revitalizing Educational Programs in Limnology TABLE B-2 Home Institutions of American Limnologists Publishing in Selected Limnological Journals           Home Institution of First Authors of Limnological Papers (percent of total number of limnological papers)           Academic Government Private Journal Year Total Number of Papers Papers Covering Topics in Limnology (percent of total papers) Papers in Limnology with U.S. First Authors (percent of total papers) Major University Small College     Limnology and Oceanography 1985 109 50 27 83 7 3 7   1986 129 68 29 86 0 14 0   1987 113 51 24 70 0 30 0   1988 128 92 43 89 2 9 0   1989 134 63 24 81 9 6 3   1990 183 85 27 88 8 4 0   1991 179 75 21 66 11 21 0   1992 167 81 22 76 8 13 3   1993 142 74 26 84 8 8 0   1994 139 66 19 77 15 8 0 Journal of the North American Benthological Society 1991 36 97 67 21 63 12 4   1992 34 85 74 12 64 20 4 Ecology 1990 231 39 13 90 7 3 0   1991 219 28 12 73 15 12 0   1992 176 21 8 57 29 14 0 Biogeochemistry 1990 28 29 18 80 20 0 0   1991 34 32 18 100 0 0 0 Journal of Phycology 1991 103 29 17 78 17 5 0   1992 110 34 15 76 12 12 0 NOTE: A wide range of other journals also publish papers in limnology and related fields of aquatic science. Examples include Hydrobiologia, Freshwater Biology, Archiv für Hydrobiologia, and Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Health.