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6th Nordic-Baltic diatom intercalibration/harmonization exercise 2020

NorBAF – The NORdic-Baltic network for Benthic Algae in Freshwater is currently performing the 6th Nordic-Baltic diatom intercalibration/harmonization exercise, organized jointly by NorBAF and the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences). NorBAF is a cooperation of people working with freshwater benthic algae in Scandinavia and countries around the Baltic […]
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Alternative to microscopy in time of Corona – virtual microscopy with Biigle 2.0

As you all are daily aware, Corona has (hopefully temporarily) changed all of our lives. And our need for diatom identification has not abated even though access to microscopes has been difficult for most. But there is an option. Biigle 2.0 (Biigle.de) developed by the group of Tim W. Nattkemper of the university of Bielefeld […]
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Diatom Of The Month

Hidden Diversity in Pinnularia borealis, and Where it Lives

When we think about diatoms, we tend to imagine all kinds of aquatic habitats, ranging from oceans and coastal ecosystems, to lakes, rivers, ponds and puddles. However, soils and terrestrial mosses also harbor a large diversity of diatoms (Foets et al. 2020). Genera like Hantzschia, Luticola, Muelleria, Humidophila and Pinnularia thrive in terrestrial habitats around […]
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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.

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