Limnology at the National Science Foundation


  • Anonymous


In the past several years, a number of people have inquired and expressed concern regarding the support for limnological research at the National Science Foundation. There is a perception among some members of the scientific community that the discipline of limnology, the study of inland waters, has not been well-served at NSF. Communications from a variety of sources suggest that many limnologists perceive a problem with the status of the discipline and with the leadership being shown by the federal government in this area. Consistently mentioned issues include the fate of proposals involving biogeochemistry and the lack of a “home within the NSF” for the subdisciplines of physical and chemical limnology.