With great sadness

With deep regret we report the news that our dear colleague, Dr. Leanne Armand, a long-time member of ISDR and dedicated Council Member, recently passed away.

Results of the 6th Nordic Network – Benthic Algae in Freshwater calibration

The results of the 6th NorBAF (Nordic Network – Benthic Algae in Freshwater) diatom exercise are now published (Kahlert et al. 2021). With our actions, we NorBAF participants aim to harmonize and improve sample treatment and diatom identification, to make people aware of identification problems, to share knowledge and experience, and also to spread the […]

Special General Meeting of the International Society for Diatom Research

There will be a short (30 minutes) Special General Meeting of the International Society for Diatom Research on Thursday 2 December 2021 to pass a resolution to transfer ISDR to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. This change in structure of the International Society for Diatom Research will have no effect on the activities of the Society but will […]

IDS new information!

See the full programme in the ids 2021 website.

IDS new dates! New news!

New dates for: abstract submission August 1st presentation submission August 8th Maximal two abstracts per person (one oral presentation and one poster) Stay informed: https://isdr.org/ids-2021

New static webpage for the online IDS 2021 and some organizational news

You can find the new static webpage with information about the online IDS 2021 in here: https://isdr.org/ids-2021/ Important news: The abstract submission has been extended to July 20th 2021 Videos for the presentations can be up to 500 MB As ever, registration is through: https://isdr.gakkai.online/ From now on, changes will be announced in the News […]

Second circular – online International Diatom Symposium

Second circular for the online IDS contains: registration website, tentative schedule and description of presentation and poster procedures.

Cancellation of the International Botanical Congress

The International Botanical Congress (IBC) which publishes the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (ICN) has cancelled the meeting that was due to take place in Brazil in 2023 because of the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The next meeting will instead take place in Madrid, Spain, in July 2024, organised […]

Merry Christmas and a happy new year 2021 to you – Poem Greetings

‘Twas the night before Winter Solstice, when all through the frustule Not a spindle was stirring, not even a chromatid; The stockings were hung with diatomaceous hooks by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Horst soon would be there; The epivalve and hypovalves were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of […]

ISDR Winter Solstice Social – registration now open!

Dear diatomists, For the first time we are organizing a virtual get-together, to meet and enjoy each other’s company. The ideas is to bridge the distances between us and have fun together now that we are all used to online meetings and webinars. When? Monday 21st of December (winter solstice!) How?  via Zoom (you do […]

ISDR Winter Solstice Social – save the date!

Save the date for the first ever ISDR Winter Solstice Social taking place via Zoom on Monday, 21st December 2020. Diatom enthusiasts around the globe can meet in several events organised and held by ISDR on 21st December around the globe: from Asia, Europe to America. Stay tuned for upcoming infromation about this event next […]

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.

Questionnaire to evaluate the needs of ISDR members

You may remember that way back in May the Council provided an update on a number of Working Groups that had been formed to focus on various aspects of the Society in order to reflect on our mission, values, and engagement with our members. One of the Working Groups was tasked with evaluating the needs […]

6th Nordic-Baltic diatom intercalibration/harmonization exercise 2020

NorBAF – The NORdic-Baltic network for Benthic Algae in Freshwater is currently performing the 6th Nordic-Baltic diatom intercalibration/harmonization exercise, organized jointly by NorBAF and the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences). NorBAF is a cooperation of people working with freshwater benthic algae in Scandinavia and countries around the Baltic […]

Diatom Web Academy keeps us together during COVID-19

Twice each month, Diatom Web Academy presentations present an opportunity for diatomists from around the world to meet and communicate research results, taxonomic strategies, and share useful tools.