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WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography
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Environment, Oceans
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The Tetons - Snake River (1942) by Ansel Adams.

WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography is a group of editors who aim to improve the reliability and accuracy of Wikipedia pages relating to the study of inland waters and marine environments. If you would like to contribute, please add yourself as a participant in the project, inquire on the talk page, and see the to-do list, below.


This WikiProject is a collaboration to improve articles relating to inland waters and marine environments, including the study of lakes, ponds, reservoirs, streams, rivers, wetlands, groundwater, estuaries, and oceans. We strive for a diverse editor base and aquatic science topics to help combat common biases in Wikipedia.


Improve articles within the scope of the project through verifiable and objective editing.

Article quality goals

10 featured articles10% complete
30 good articles16.7% complete

Edit-a-thon goals[edit]

Pi Day (March 14, 2019)[edit]
  • Add 31,400 words to limnology- and oceanography-related articles. Sign up to participate in the edit-a-thon here, as well as track our progress. Help us "eat" this orange pie below.

Words added for Pi Day edit-a-thon

  9,210 words added (29%)
  22,190 words remaining (71%)

Editing advice[edit]

Various ways to divide the world oceans
Quick start guide
This tutorial gives a quick overview of WikiProject L&O as well as shows you how to sign up for an account and edit Wikipedia articles.

Open tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography:


Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest. Make sure you have created your userpage with a brief description of yourself as well as your user talk page.

Lake Lilla Färgen in Alingsås municipality, Sweden.
  1. Makithomas (talk) 07:05, 7 June 2019 (UTC); mangrove ecology, ocean modeling, particle dispersals
  2. BESwater (talk) 21:06, 19 May 2019 (UTC); stream carbon emissions, carbon in groundwater, environmental sensors.
  3. Axelskx (talk) 20:49, 19 May 2019 (UTC); aquatic macroinvertebrates, tropical taxonomy, Mexican biodiversity
  4. Camcolibri1 (talk) 16.07, 12 March 2019 (UTC); modeling, biogeochemistry, trace metals, Mediterranean Sea
  5. SeaSaara (talk) 17:58, 27 February 2019 (UTC); Organic matter cycling, carbon cycle in marine anoxic environments, microbial metabolisms in biogeochemical cycles, evolution of life on earth
  6. Jkling (talk) 17:36, 27 February 2019 (UTC); Genetics of marine cyanobacteria, phytoplankton community dynamics, climate change
  7. SigridinScience (talk) 17:03, 27 February 2019 (UTC); Methane oxidation, biogeochemistry, lake stratification, anoxia
  8. Ekatko1 (talk) 17:02, 27 February 2019 (UTC);limnology, resource limitation, seasonal succession, role of CO2 in freshwaters
  9. Ariannakrinos (talk) 16:55, 27 February 2019 (UTC); phytoplankton ecology, microbial oceanography, modeling, biogeochemistry, bioinformatics
  10. 7seasofscience (talk) 03:53, 15 February 2019 (UTC); Deep-Sea Biogeography and Conservation
  11. Planetazor (talk) 03:51, 15 February 2019 (UTC); plankton ecology, microbial eukaryotes
  12. Angelaokienv(talk) 03:46, 15 February 2019 (UTC); Marine and Terrestrial pollution; Heavy metal stress
  13. MarineLeg(talk) 03:44, 15 February 2019 (UTC); Ocean and wave modelling
  14. jharfman (talk) 17:29, 20 November 2018 (UTC); Carbon cycling, biogeochemistry, lower food web
  15. Jayzlimno (talk) 01:25, 15 January 2017 (UTC); Lake biogeochemistry
  16. Ernielarson (talk) 01:25, 15 January 2017 (UTC); Stream community ecology
  17. Drarialshogren (talk) 08:00, 20 October 2018 (UTC); River ecohydrology
  18. Jst4 (talk) 15:37, 20 October 2018 (UTC); Estuaries
  19. dr.kjf; (talk) Stream & lake biogeochemistry
  20. Maggibrisbin; (talk) plankton ecology, microbial eukaryotes
  21. JimJunker (talk) 22:06, 20 October 2018 (UTC); secondary production, foodwebs, ecological stoichiometry
  22. Kellyproof (talk) 02:31, 23 October 2018 (UTC); Carbon cycle, methane biogeochemistry
  23. Nick Moyes (talk) 22:58, 29 October 2018 (UTC) Retired museum biologist; Teahouse host. Happy to assist any new editor here who encounters problems with editing. Just ask at the Teahouse, or on my talk page.
  24. EditorWB (talk) 22:54, 20 November 2018 (UTC); Stream ecology, phytoplankton, biogeochemistry
  25. Dr.dwk (talk) 16:01, 15 November 2018 (UTC); Aquatic biogeochemistry
  26. Jsoceans (talk) 16:01, 15 November 2018 (UTC); community ecology, coastal ecology
  27. Jgironna (talk) 08:14, 20 November 2018 (UTC); fisheries, oceanography
  28. Thom2587 (talk) 17:26, 21 November 2018 (UTC); Phosphorus Biogeochemistry, Dissolved Organic Matter, Ecological Stoichiometry
  29. Tlrogers (talk) 05:24, 25 November 2018 (UTC); marine ecology, community ecology, population dynamics, biogeography
  30. MLMelo (talk); limnology, tropical aquatic systems, heterotrophic bacteria
  31. Rssmith218 (talk); marine ecology, invasion biology, coastal ecosystems, community ecology
  32. ccsymons (talk); aquatic ecology, community ecology, alpine lakes, zooplankton, foodwebs
  33. Allicramer (talk); movement ecology, community ecology, modeling, classification, foraging theory
  34. FreshcoastCDOM (talk); carbon cycling, ocean optics, remote sensing
  35. aghounshell (talk); estuaries, aquatic biogeochemistry, dissolved organic mattter
  36. EcoStressJess (talk); ecosystem toxicology, stress ecology, energy and contaminant transfer
  37. Mals07 (talk); community ecology, microbial ecology & evolution, limnology, bioinformatics
  38. AbigailLewis (talk); limnology, microbial ecology, nutrient cycling
  39. Ojikirk (talk); marine ecosystems, benthic zone, red soil, deep sea, oxygen minimum zone, ocean deoxygenation, ocean acidification, effects of global warming on oceans
  40. Kbja10 (talk) 20:49, 19 May 2019 (UTC); aquatic ecology, hydrology, environmental DNA, metabarcoding, invasive species, population ecology
  41. RIOGRANDCUTT (talk) 20:55, 19 May 2019 (UTC); River Ecology, Native Fish of Colorado River System & Environmental Flows
  42. E1014 (talk) 21:04, 19 May 2019 (UTC); river ecosystems, fish, isotope analysis, food webs
  43. EcoAmka (talk) 21:20, 19 May 2019 (UTC);Microplastic pollution in river ecosystem
  44. Protochauliodes (talk); stream ecology, aquatic insects, watershed geomorphology
  45. KHillWells (talk) 17:25, 16 July 2019 (UTC); wetland ecology, Geographic Information System (GIS), landscape ecology, ecological integrity assessment

You may place {{User WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography}} on your user page to display the following userbox:

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WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography.


Tagging articles[edit]

Add the message box {{WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography}} to talk pages of limnology- or oceanography-related articles, which yields:

WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis article is part of the WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the inland waters and marine environments. The aim is to write neutral and well-referenced articles on limnology- or oceanography-related topics, as well as to ensure that limnology and oceanography articles are properly categorized.
Read Wikipedia:Contributing FAQ and leave any messages at the project talk page.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

Specifying the article class quality (e.g. stub, start, b, etc..) and the importance (e.g. top, high, mid, low) will help us keep track of articles that need the most improvement.

{{WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography|class= |importance= }}


To add the Limnology and Oceanography box to your User page, copy and paste {{User WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography}} into your user page to display the following userbox:

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WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography.

Stub sorting[edit]

These templates can be placed at the end of articles to help categorize articles that need some work. 'Stubs' are articles that have just a few sentences and need expansion.


Most popular articles[edit]

Review and assessment[edit]


Adopted from WikiProject Molecular and Cell Biology statistics page.

The standard system on wikipedia is for each article to be assigned two grades: one for completeness and another for significance. These grades as assigned to articles by adding and/or updating the {{Wikiproject Limnology and Oceanography|class= |importance= }} template on that article's talk page. If you have improved an article, you may adjust the entry in the template yourself, or you may simply put a remark in the talk page that improvements have been done.

Peer review[edit]

Peer review


To display all subcategories click on the "►":
Limnology(7 C, 91 P)
To display all subcategories click on the "►":
Oceanography(27 C, 290 P)
To display all subcategories click on the "►":
Aquatic ecology(15 C, 231 P)


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Related WikiProjects[edit]

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Submitted for review[edit]

Submitting WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography for review. A group of 40+ aquatic scientists at a recent workshop agreed to use this page to as an organizing tool to help improve Wikipedia articles in the aquatic sciences.