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Diatoms in the plankton, narrated by Sir David Attenborough

Dr. Richard Kirby from the University of Plymouth has directed a documentary about “Ocean drifters”, which he is uploading into twitter (https://twitter.com/PlanktonPundit/status/1239966980532080640). See this sniplet (from minute 2:00) of Sir David Attenborough presenting diatoms and other phytoplankton of the ocean. You can find the whole video in the youtube channel of Plymouth University: Link to […]
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Diatom Of The Month

Decade in Review

Since our last post we welcomed in a new year and a new decade, so we want to take the opportunity to reflect on some of the great diatom science from the 2010s. This month Nick Schulte, with input from the rest of the DOM editorial board, put into the spotlight a paper or project […]
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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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  • 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

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