Diatom Research

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

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ISDR News

Open Letter from Ric Jordan for the Hustedt Diatom Collection

This post contains the open letter adressed to the Alfred Wegener Institute regarding the fate of the Friedrich Hustedt Collection.
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Young ISDR

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

Embarking on the “100 Diatom Genomes Project”

Diatoms, a class of microalgae, are found in nearly all marine and freshwater habitats and are the most species-rich algal class, with at least 100,000 species. They are important to the world’s eco-system and contribute to 20% of global carbon fixation and oxygen production. However, with genomic information from only about 10 diatoms, our ability […]
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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.

We:

  • 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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