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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

  1. RhodesLimno (talk) 19:17, 6 November 2019 (UTC); biogeochemistry, consumer mediated nutrient cycling, dissolved organic carbon, lake metabolismReply[reply]
  2. Makithomas (talk) 07:05, 7 June 2019 (UTC); mangrove ecology, ocean modeling, particle dispersalsReply[reply]
  3. BESwater (talk) 21:06, 19 May 2019 (UTC); stream carbon emissions, carbon in groundwater, environmental sensors.Reply[reply]
  4. Axelskx (talk) 20:49, 19 May 2019 (UTC); aquatic macroinvertebrates, tropical taxonomy, Mexican biodiversityReply[reply]
  5. Camcolibri1 (talk) 16.07, 12 March 2019 (UTC); modeling, biogeochemistry, trace metals, Mediterranean Sea
  6. 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 earthReply[reply]
  7. Jkling (talk) 17:36, 27 February 2019 (UTC); Genetics of marine cyanobacteria, phytoplankton community dynamics, climate changeReply[reply]
  8. SigridinScience (talk) 17:03, 27 February 2019 (UTC); Methane oxidation, biogeochemistry, lake stratification, anoxiaReply[reply]
  9. Ekatko1 (talk) 17:02, 27 February 2019 (UTC);limnology, resource limitation, seasonal succession, role of CO2 in freshwatersReply[reply]
  10. Ariannakrinos (talk) 16:55, 27 February 2019 (UTC); phytoplankton ecology, microbial oceanography, modeling, biogeochemistry, bioinformaticsReply[reply]
  11. 7seasofscience (talk) 03:53, 15 February 2019 (UTC); Deep-Sea Biogeography and ConservationReply[reply]
  12. Planetazor (talk) 03:51, 15 February 2019 (UTC); plankton ecology, microbial eukaryotesReply[reply]
  13. Angelaokienv(talk) 03:46, 15 February 2019 (UTC); Marine and Terrestrial pollution; Heavy metal stressReply[reply]
  14. MarineLeg(talk) 03:44, 15 February 2019 (UTC); Ocean and wave modellingReply[reply]
  15. jharfman (talk) 17:29, 20 November 2018 (UTC); Carbon cycling, biogeochemistry, lower food webReply[reply]
  16. Jayzlimno (talk) 01:25, 15 January 2017 (UTC); Lake biogeochemistryReply[reply]
  17. DrErinLarson (talk) 01:25, 15 January 2017 (UTC); Stream community ecologyReply[reply]
  18. Drarialshogren (talk) 08:00, 20 October 2018 (UTC); River ecohydrologyReply[reply]
  19. Jst4 (talk) 15:37, 20 October 2018 (UTC); EstuariesReply[reply]
  20. dr.kjf; (talk) Stream & lake biogeochemistry
  21. Maggibrisbin; (talk) plankton ecology, microbial eukaryotes
  22. JimJunker (talk) 22:06, 20 October 2018 (UTC); secondary production, foodwebs, ecological stoichiometryReply[reply]
  23. Kellyproof (talk) 02:31, 23 October 2018 (UTC); Carbon cycle, methane biogeochemistryReply[reply]
  24. 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.Reply[reply]
  25. EditorWB (talk) 22:54, 20 November 2018 (UTC); Stream ecology, phytoplankton, biogeochemistryReply[reply]
  26. Dr.dwk (talk) 16:01, 15 November 2018 (UTC); Aquatic biogeochemistryReply[reply]
  27. Jsoceans (talk) 16:01, 15 November 2018 (UTC); community ecology, coastal ecologyReply[reply]
  28. Jgironna (talk) 08:14, 20 November 2018 (UTC); fisheries, oceanographyReply[reply]
  29. Thom2587 (talk) 17:26, 21 November 2018 (UTC); Phosphorus Biogeochemistry, Dissolved Organic Matter, Ecological StoichiometryReply[reply]
  30. Tlrogers (talk) 05:24, 25 November 2018 (UTC); marine ecology, community ecology, population dynamics, biogeographyReply[reply]
  31. MLMelo (talk); limnology, tropical aquatic systems, heterotrophic bacteria
  32. Rssmith218 (talk); marine ecology, invasion biology, coastal ecosystems, community ecology
  33. ccsymons (talk); aquatic ecology, community ecology, alpine lakes, zooplankton, foodwebs
  34. Allicramer (talk); movement ecology, community ecology, modeling, classification, foraging theory
  35. FreshcoastCDOM (talk); carbon cycling, ocean optics, remote sensing
  36. aghounshell (talk); estuaries, aquatic biogeochemistry, dissolved organic mattter
  37. EcoStressJess (talk); ecosystem toxicology, stress ecology, energy and contaminant transfer
  38. Mals07 (talk); community ecology, microbial ecology & evolution, limnology, bioinformatics
  39. AbigailLewis (talk); limnology, microbial ecology, nutrient cycling
  40. Ojikirk (talk); marine ecosystems, benthic zone, red soil, deep sea, oxygen minimum zone, ocean deoxygenation, ocean acidification, effects of global warming on oceans
  41. Kbja10 (talk) 20:49, 19 May 2019 (UTC); aquatic ecology, hydrology, environmental DNA, metabarcoding, invasive species, population ecologyReply[reply]
  42. RIOGRANDCUTT (talk) 20:55, 19 May 2019 (UTC); River Ecology, Native Fish of Colorado River System & Environmental FlowsReply[reply]
  43. E1014 (talk) 21:04, 19 May 2019 (UTC); river ecosystems, fish, isotope analysis, food websReply[reply]
  44. EcoAmka (talk) 21:20, 19 May 2019 (UTC);Microplastic pollution in river ecosystemReply[reply]
  45. Protochauliodes (talk); stream ecology, aquatic insects, watershed geomorphology
  46. KHillWells (talk) 17:25, 16 July 2019 (UTC); wetland ecology, Geographic Information System (GIS), landscape ecology, ecological integrity assessmentReply[reply]
  47. Peter Southwood (talk): 08:50, 16 January 2020 (UTC); All matters concerning underwater divingReply[reply]
  48. Scleractinian (talk): 13:04, 14 March 2020 (UTC); Palaeoceanography, coral palaeobiogeography and marine dispersal.Reply[reply]
  49. Epipelagic (talk) 06:21, 18 March 2020 (UTC); marine life generallyReply[reply]
  50. Severe15 (talk); ecohydrology, ecosystem ecology, agricultural water systems
  51. Emmalhorton (talk) 00:59, 21 March 2020 (UTC){[User:Emmalhorton]] marine plantsReply[reply]
  52. GPackard01 (talk) 11:33, 23 March 2020 (UTC) {[User:GPackard01]]; ecology and marine systemsReply[reply]
  53. Ember1902 (talk) 4:41, 23 March 2020 (UTC) {[User: Ember1902]]; bioluminescent plants and microorganisms
  54. PSmith99997 (talk) 5:41, 24 March 2020 (UTC); chemistry, sustainability, economics and business
  55. Kaylasorensen (talk) 22:42, 24 March 2020 (UTC) {[User:Kaylasorensen]}; ecology and marine systemsReply[reply]
  56. Mapauli98 (talk); agricultural water systems, hydrology, sustainability
  57. User:1000welling(talk);hazardous waste treatment,chemistry
  58. Ceciliagft (talk) 19:20, 25 March 2020 (UTC); ecology, sustainability, carbon pricing, ocean acidificationReply[reply]
  59. Limnologic (talk) 15:23, 17 May 2020 (UTC); physical limnology, fluvial/estuarine/coastal biogeomorphology, basin management, eutrophication, climate changeReply[reply]
  60. Wolfgang8741 says: If not you, then who? (talk) 16:58, 30 June 2020 (UTC); available as a WikiProject Lakes Liaison, Michigan Lakes, and linking across Wikidata, OpenStreetMapReply[reply]
  61. JoGDelta (talk) 22:17, 27 August 2020 (UTC); biogeochemistry, deltas and floodplains, carbon cycling, dissolved organic matterReply[reply]
  62. MikeVanni (talk) 13:58, 8 September 2020 (UTC); animal-mediated nutrient cycling; watershed-lake interactions; long-term studies  Reply[reply]
  63. OHClNaMg (talk) 2:16, 23 October 2020 (UTC); chemical limnology and oceanography; carbonate cycling and measurement; computational data science in the Earth sciences.
  64. bobsterner (talk) 13:46, 27 January 2021 (UTC); plankton, nutrients, biogeochemistry, stoichiometry, large lakes.Reply[reply]
  65. Vanwater (talk) 16:44, 25 February 2021 (UTC); streams, macroinvertebrates, community ecology, organic matter, watersheds.Reply[reply]
  66. Jturner20 (talk) 16:19, 13 March 2021 (UTC); water quality, water clarity, sediment transport, marine snow, aquaculture, coastal erosion, ocean optics, and remote sensing.Reply[reply]
  67. AustLamb (talk) 20:13, 31 March 2021 (UTC); soil science; nutrient management; fertilizers; soil chemistry; watershed ecology; hydroponics.Reply[reply]
  68. Druh62 (talk) 20:18, 31 March 2021 (UTC); soil science; ecohydrology; water usage.Reply[reply]
  69. Garlicapples (talk); ecohydrology, ecosystem ecology
  70. HeatherPhipps (talk) 21:00, 31 March 2021 (UTC); Environmental ScienceReply[reply]
  71. Ppokemon246 (talk) 21:00, 31 March 2021 (UTC); Environmental Science, ecohydrology, environmental science, sustainability, soil chemistry, watersheds, community ecologyReply[reply]
  72. RachelPoulsen (talk) 14:39, 8 April 2021 (UTC); Environmental Science, sustainability, corals, biodiversity, watershed ecology, marine environmentsReply[reply]
  73. ThalassaLib (talk) 00:33, 17 April 2021 (UTC); biodiversity, historical ecology, data curation, data scienceReply[reply]
  74. Rosaliebruel (talk) 20:04, 9 May 2021 (UTC); limnology, paleolimnology; zooplankton; multi-stressors ecology.Reply[reply]
  75. EMsmile (talk) 12:32, 23 June 2021 (UTC); freshwater, marine pollution, oceans and climate change, water resources, wetlandsReply[reply]
  76. Lizard241 (talk)
  77. NaThomp (talk) 14:19, 23 February (UTC); environmental science, climate change, environmental communication
  78. Avan312.4 (talk) 14:29, 23 February (UTC); environmental science, invasive species
  79. Alexclimbstrees (talk) 21:36, 23 February 2022 (UTC); aquatic biology, ecology, climate change, environmental scienceReply[reply]
  80. Emcurrit (talk) 21:39, 23 February 2022 (UTC); watershed ecology, public lands, conservation, restoration ecology, environmental policy, environmental law, air quality, effects of air pollution on health, climate change, wetlands, environmental science.Reply[reply]
  81. Okinfinn (talk) 21:46, 23 February 2022 (UTC); Biogeochemistry, Plant Physiology, Nutrient Cycling, Microbiology, Ecology, Microbial Communities.Reply[reply]
  82. Sarfru1 (talk) 22:43, 23 February 2022 (UTC); watershed ecology, climate change, wetlands, public water qualityReply[reply]
  83. Pineappledonkatsu (talk); Watershed ecology, environmental science, climate change.
  84. Shlamb (talk) 23:21, 23 February 2022 (UTC); watershed ecology, environmental health, climate change, environmental science.Reply[reply]
  85. Gracembrown (talk) 23:38, 23 February 2022 (UTC); watershed ecology, environmental science, environmental justice, agriculture.Reply[reply]
  86. Morgsaborg (talk) 09:32, 28 February 2022 (UTC); environmental science, eco-business, watershed ecology.Reply[reply]
  87. Katythomas (talk); environmental sustainability, urban planning.
  88. Turrktuna (talk); environmental science, watershed ecology, climate change, geographic information systems.
  89. Garden.nomie (talk); environmental sustainability, environemntal justice, fisheries, watershed ecology, environmental science.
  90. Unwindknits (talk) 02:43, 3 March 2022 (UTC); environmental sustainability, stream and watershed ecology, restoration ecology, environmental scienceReply[reply]
  91. Escistudent (talk), environmental science, watershed ecology, environmental psychology, organic chemistry, eco-business.
  92. NotADev (talk), oceanography and geochemistry in general
  93. Rdm2023 (talk) 21:17, 22 February 2023 (UTC); watershed ecologyReply[reply]
  94. Ob2023 (talk) 21:33, 22 February 2023 (UTC); environmental science, watershed ecology.Reply[reply]
  95. ESmith221 (talk) 21:59, 22 February 2023 (UTC); environmental science, watershed ecology.Reply[reply]
  96. Cookie-cutter-shark (talk) 22:24, 22 February 2023 (UTC).Reply[reply]
  97. Eochroa (talk) 22:57, 23 March 2023 (UTC); deep sea biology/ecology, ocean/naval engineering, deep ocean submersibles, marine invertebrate biomechanics.Reply[reply]
  98. Helpfulescistudent (talk) 22:57, 22 February 2023 (UTC); watershed ecologyReply[reply]
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Hot Articles[edit]

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8 edits Habitat
8 edits Marine conservation
7 edits Ocean acidification in the Great Barrier Reef
5 edits Hydrothermal vent
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4 edits Ocean
4 edits Effects of climate change on the water cycle
4 edits Mangrove
4 edits Microalgae
4 edits Ellen E. Martin

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