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1 December 2008 The Developmental History of Inland-Water Science
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A general outline is given of the development and successive phases of the science of inland waters, variously encompassing ‘limnology’, ‘hydrobiology’ and ‘freshwater biology’. Three periods — pre-1930, 1930–1970 and 1970–present — are arbitrarily but conveniently distinguished. In the first, emphasis is given to the original contributions of pioneers; in the second, to the fuller development of fields of enquiry; and in the third to wider environmental-ecological linkages and outlooks. Example-situations and biographical involvements are illustrated by excerpts from the original literature.

© Freshwater Biological Association 2008
J.F. Talling "The Developmental History of Inland-Water Science," Freshwater Reviews 1(2), 119-141, (1 December 2008). https://doi.org/10.1608/FRJ-1.2.1
Received: 24 October 2007; Accepted: 24 January 2008; Published: 1 December 2008
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