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).

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.

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 […]

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:

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: Important news: The abstract submission has been extended to July 20th 2021 Videos […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.