Diatom Research

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

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In memory of our friend and colleague Klaus Kemp
Klaus Kemp was a very gifted diatomist who produced wonderful arrangements of diatoms. This is the story of his life and memories of diatomists who became his friends and admired his skills and knowledge.
3rd German Intercalibration Exercise
The intercalibration exercise is aimed at laboratories as well as facilities, which professionally assess water quality based on benthic diatom analyses and other interested diatomists.
New Job opportunity
Job opportunities, networks and meetings to be found in the announcements pages.
Characteristics and growth forms of diatom communities in restored rivers at the Emscher catchment
Diatom communities of the restored Emscher catchment do not change significantly within a year, but time of restoration has a significant effect on diatom abundance.
In memory of our friend and colleague Luc Ector
Luc was the glue of so many lives and friendships in the diatom world; he was humble and always ready to help, no matter who. Always ready to tell a joke or a story to cheer someone up. The diatom community has lost one of its main, and most generous protagonists.
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.

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.