Diatom Research

Promoting diatom studies throughout the world and facilitating
the exchange of information about diatoms.

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IDS new dates! New news!

New dates for: abstract submission August 1st presentation submission August 8th Maximal two abstracts per person (one oral presentation and one poster) Stay informed: https://isdr.org/ids-2021

Young ISDR

Book review: The Amazing World of Diatoms

Review on the beautiful, bilingual book titled The Amazing World of Diatoms. Great recommendation to share the beauty of diatoms with experts and non-experts.

Diatom Of The Month

Diatoms make the world happy: educational outreach using diatom-based activities in the classroom

Websites are a very useful tool for anyone seeking information. However, people who are unaware of diatoms or uninterested in them will not google for diatoms. To inform such people about diatoms and attract their interest requires deliberate and well-designed lessons. Many people and organizations want to disseminate information promoting a particular scientific field, especially […]

The International Society for Diatom Research (ISDR) promotes the study of marine, freshwater, modern and fossil diatoms across the wide range of disciplines of biology, geology, paleoecology, cell metabolism, cell biology, metabolomics, nanotechnology, forensics, systematics, nomenclature, taxonomy, and biogeochemistry. Our society represents investigators from all nations.


  • hold biennial, international conferences
  • support young scientists
  • offer travel funding to attend conferences
  • publish an international journal, Diatom Research
  • connect people around world to the amazing roles of diatoms


Become part of an international group of students and professional scientists working to understand the multifaceted lives of diatoms. Membership is open to everyone.