Diatom Research

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

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Luc Ector Bursary award – Kazuki Sugawara
In this post, Kazuki Sugawara presensts himself and his research. The ISDR grants are open to submissions until the 1st of August.
Diatom-inferred Hydroclimate Variability in Marl Lake, WI Over the Past 2,000 Years
Christian Sizemore talks about the hydroclimate variability in Marl Lake, WI, using fossil diatoms to document environmental changes over 2,000 years.
15th European Diatom Meeting Report
With thanks to Zlatko Levkov and his team - Macedonians organise a great diatom meeting.
Luc Ector Bursary award – Deevena Elias
Luc Ector Bursary awardee Deevena Elias presents herself and her research interests.
Springs ecosystems as refuge areas of diatom biodiversity
Julia Sulkowska talks about the ecological importance of springs, the detrimental impact of human activities on these ecosystems, and the role of bryophytes in providing microhabitats for various species of diatoms.
Silica Sessions – What is the future of conferences?
How do we, as a scientific society, wish to shape our scientific conferences of the future? This discussion can be the first step in developing new conference goals for the International Society for Diatom Research.

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.