Diatom Research

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

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Characteristics and growth forms of diatom communities in restored rivers at the emscher catchment
The Emscher is a river, that flows through the Ruhr area in North Rhine-Westphalia in western Germany. Its overall length is 83 kilometres. Emscher and its tributaries had the reputation […]
In memory of our friend and colleague Luc Ector
Luc Ector (1962-2022) On the 28th of April 2022 the community of diatomists worldwide lost one of its most active and charismatic members with the death of Luc Ector. Born […]
Lakes in Tursujuq National Park Northern Quebec, Canada
Since my beginnings in geographical sciences, understanding the functioning of ecosystems and their temporal evolution has always fascinated me.
New opportunities in Poland
New diatom jobs at our opportunities page!
1st meeting (online) of Spanish speaking diatomists
More than 100 diatomists from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain, and Uruguay met online.
Peace, democracy, and solidarity for Ukraine
The International Society for Diatom Research expresses its solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

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.