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Book Review: Freshwater Diploneis. Two Studies.

Diploneis. Two Studies. Koeltz Diatoms of Europe, Volume 09, Freshwater Diploneis: Two Studies. 2020. Horst Lange-Bertalot, AndrĂ© Fuhrmann and Marcus Werum: freshwater Diploneis: species diversity in the Holarctic and spot checks from elsewhere. 2020. 185 pls. (LM & SEM). 526 p. & Elena Jovanovska and Zlatko Levkov: the genus Diploneis in the Republic of North […]

Diatom Of The Month

Invisible to the naked eye but unique for Neotropical biodiversity

In this Diatom of the Month post we bring the topic of how organisms that are invisible to the naked eye contribute to regional biodiversity. In a recent open-access paper led by an international group of aquatic ecologists, my colleagues and I demonstrated the role of lake diatoms, unicellular siliceous organisms highly sensitive to water […]

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


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