My studies have been focussed on freshwater and river diatom taxonomy and ecology, with emphasis on diatoms from intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams. I am currently also looking into the interaction between marine, epiphytic diatoms and their macroalgal basibionts. I have started investigating them through a project with Antarctic specimens. I hope that, with the help of this website, Early Career Researchers will find a platform to communicate and network with fellow diatomists.