What is a Limnologist?

Limnologist Kevin Rose

Limnologist Kevin Rose

Pll team member Kevin Rose is a limnologist. He studies inland waters, including the biology, chemistry, and physical characteristics of lakes like Laguna Negra.

In many ways, the chemistry and physics of a lake set the constraints
on what life can and what it looks like. In Laguna Negra, that life
includes everything from phytoplankton to zooplankton to trout. Part
of the Planetary Lake Landers mission is to investigate how lakes
change when the climate changes. Changes in lake physics and chemistry
that result from reduced inflow from receding glaciers, for example,
could change the lifecycle of many elements in the lake and rapidly
alter the food chain.

If you’d like to know more about limnology, check out Kevin’s website
at www.lakescientist.com.

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