Diatom Research

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

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Young ISDR

Welcome address and introduction of Anrich Kock, ECR representative

Hi, my name is Dr Anrich Kock and I am a diatom hunter! If I am not spending my days with a toothbrush in hand next to a river or wetland, I am most probably observing beautiful diatom communities through the lenses of a microscope. At times I may not be their most favourite person […]

Diatom Of The Month

Diatom of the Month September 2021 – Not every diatom acts the same: a bedtime story

I study the diversity of benthic diatoms, with a particular interest in the functional traits of species, such as size, mobility and nitrogen-fixing abilities, because they affect the way that ecosystems function. Please read the story below to find out why functional traits matter! Once upon a time, there was a little diatom who lived […]

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.