Paul Hamilton Invites you to the Diatom Winter Solstice Meeting 2022!

'Twas some nights before Christmas, again! The Diatom Winter Solstice Zoom Party returns. Please register here.

Attention ISDR members

The following members have agreed to stand as candidates for election to the Council. You should have received a form via email. Return the voting form to the ISDR Secretary, Ingrid Jüttner (Ingrid.Juettner@museumwales.ac.uk), by Friday 21st October 2022. OR if you did not receive a form, contact us!

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.

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.

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.

DIATOM RESEARCH: Rare Aulacoseira resting spores

This manuscript presents a summary of the sediment diatom flora from a lake in Finland, including documentation of resting spores of Aulacoseira species.

A small lake with a large story to tell: what does it take to represent an Epoch

The lake tells a history of increasing impacts from 250 years ago and further change documenting a period of the “Great Acceleration” disturbance after the Second World War.

DIATOM RESEARCH: A simple method for making transverse cleavages

Mayama & Mayama 2021. A simple method for making transverse cleavages of diatom frustules for scanning electron microscopy and its application. Diatom Research 36(4): 305-311 is now available at Taylor & Francis Online.

3rd German Intercalibration Exercise

The intercalibration exercise is aimed at laboratories, facilities, and diatomists that assess water quality based on benthic diatom analyses.

Results of the 6th Nordic Network

The results of the 6th NorBAF (Nordic Network - Benthic Algae in Freshwater) diatom exercise are now published (Kahlert et al. 2021).