From the first time I got a glimpse through a 1.4 NA oil immersion objective lens on a Zeiss microscope, I have been obsessed with diatoms. I think that if people could see diatoms, they would be just as obsessed as me. Developing a website for taxonomy and ecology is my effort to get kids, students, professionals, drifters and old folks involved, engaged, and advancing the field more than we thought possible. Biologists have the ability and the responsibility to address the crisis in loss of biodiversity and issues of environmental change.

Species reviewed

Acanthoceras zachariasii | Achnanthidium alpestre | Achnanthidium atomus | Achnanthidium crassum | Achnanthidium deflexum | Achnanthidium duthiei | Achnanthidium exiguum | Achnanthidium gracillimum | Achnanthidium kranzii | Achnanthidium kriegeri | Achnanthidium latecephalum | Achnanthidium pyrenaicum | Achnanthidium reimeri | Achnanthidium rivulare | Actinella punctata | Amphipleura pellucida | Amphora calumetica | Amphora copulata | Amphora ovalis | Aneumastus pseudotusculus | Aulacoseira alpigena | Aulacoseira canadensis | Aulacoseira italica | Aulacoseira lirata | Aulacoseira muzzanensis | Aulacoseira nivalis | Aulacoseira nivaloides | Aulacoseira pusilla | Aulacoseira tenella | Aulacoseira valida | Biremis circumtexta | Biremis undulata | Boreozonacola hustedtii | Boreozonacola olympica | Brachysira brebissonii | Brachysira hannae | Brachysira microcephala | Brachysira neoacuta | Brachysira serians | Caloneis amphisbaena | Capartogramma crucicula | Cavinula davisiae | Cavinula lapidosa | Cavinula maculata | Cavinula pseudoscutiformis | Cavinula pusio | Cavinula scutelloides | Cavinula variostriata | Cosmioneis citriformis | Cosmioneis hawaiiensis | Cosmioneis reimeri | Craticula halophila | Craticula johnstoniae | Craticula riparia | Craticula sardiniana | Cymatopleura internationale | Cymbella cosleyi | Cymbella designata | Cymbella excisiformis | Cymbella mexicana | Cymbella proxima | Cymbella proxima fo. gravida | Cymbella subturgidula | Cymbella tropica | Cymbella turgidula | Cymbopleura amphicephala | Cymbopleura crassipunctata | Cymbopleura edlundii | Cymbopleura elliptica | Cymbopleura heinii | Cymbopleura inaequalis | Cymbopleura laszlorum | Cymbopleura lata | Cymbopleura metzeltinii | Cymbopleura naviculiformis | Cymbopleura oblongata | Cymbopleura rainierensis | Cymbopleura subaequalis | Cymbopleura sublanceolata | Cymbopleura subrostrata | Denticula subtilis | Diploneis finnica | Diploneis marginestriata | Diprora haenaensis | Distrionella incognita | Ellerbeckia arenaria | Encyonema appalachianum | Encyonema hamsherae | Encyonema hebridicum | Encyonema norvegicum | Encyonema obscurum | Encyonema triangulum | Encyonopsis cesatiformis | Encyonopsis microcephala | Envekadea metzeltinii | Envekadea pachycephala | Envekadea vanlandinghamii | Epithemia adnata | Epithemia reicheltii | Epithemia sorex | Epithemia turgida | Eucocconeis americana | Eucocconeis depressa | Eunotia bactriana | Eunotia bidentula | Eunotia eruca | Eunotia lewisii | Eunotia macroglossa | Eupodiscus radiatus | Fragilariforma horstii | Frustulia amphipleuroides | Frustulia asiatica | Frustulia bahlsii | Frustulia capitata | Frustulia creuzburgensis | Frustulia inculta | Frustulia latita | Frustulia pseudomagaliesmontana | Frustulia rexii | Frustulia saxonica | Frustulia soror | Frustulia vulgaris | Geissleria acceptata | Geissleria decussis | Geissleria ignota | Gliwiczia calcar | Gomphoneis oreophila | Gomphonema californicum | Gomphonema distans | Gomphonema gibba | Gomphonema nathorstii | Gomphonema olivaceoides var. hutchinsoniana | Gomphonema pygmaeum | Gomphonema semiapertum | Gomphonema sphaerophorum | Gomphonema variostriatum | Grunowia solgensis | Hannaea arcus | Hannaea superiorensis | Hippodonta gravistriata | Humidophila pantropica | Kurtkrammeria neoamphioxys | Lemnicola hungarica | Lindavia bodanica | Lindavia delicatula | Lindavia michiganiana | Mastogloia albertii | Mastogloia calcarea | Mastogloia grevillei | Mastogloia lacustris | Mastogloia pseudosmithii | Melosira dickiei | Melosira normannii | Melosira undulata | Meridion alansmithii | Meridion lineare | Navicula angusta | Navicula aurora | Navicula canalis | Navicula cascadensis | Navicula cryptocephala | Navicula elsoniana | Navicula erifuga | Navicula escambia | Navicula freesei | Navicula germainii | Navicula geronimensis | Navicula longicephala | Navicula ludloviana | Navicula lundii | Navicula nunivakiana | Navicula perotii | Navicula radiosa | Navicula reinhardtii | Navicula rhynchocephala | Navicula seibigiana | Navicula sovereignii | Navicula subwalkeri | Navicula supleeorum | Navicula symmetrica | Navicula trilatera | Navicula vilaplanii | Navicula weberi | Navicula whitefishensis | Navicula wildii | Navicula winona | Navicymbula pusilla | Neidiopsis hamiltonii | Neidiopsis levanderi | Neidiopsis weilandii | Neidiopsis wulffii | Neidium bobmarshallensis | Neidium fogedii | Neidium sacoense | Neidium undulatum | Nitzschia acicularis | Nitzschia fonticola | Nitzschia semirobusta | Nitzschia sinuata | Nitzschia soratensis | Nitzschia valdecostata | Nupela carolina | Nupela decipiens | Nupela elegantula | Nupela fennica | Nupela frezelii | Nupela impexiformis | Nupela lapidosa | Nupela neglecta | Nupela pennsylvanica | Nupela poconoensis | Nupela potapovae | Nupela scissura | Nupela subrostrata | Nupela vitiosa | Nupela wellneri | Orthoseira roeseana | Pinnularia brauniana | Pinnularia divergentissima | Pinnularia formica | Pinnularia polyonca | Pinnularia scotica | Placoneis abiskoensis | Placoneis amphibola | Placoneis anglophila | Placoneis explanata | Planothidium abbreviatum | Planothidium biporomum | Planothidium delicatulum | Planothidium dubium | Planothidium frequentissimum | Planothidium lanceolatum | Planothidium rostratum | Platessa hustedtii | Platessa kingstonii | Platessa stewartii | Platessa strelnikovae | Playaensis circumfimbria | Pleurosigma inflatum | Psammothidium acidoclinatum | Psammothidium alpinum | Psammothidium bioretii | Psammothidium chlidanos | Psammothidium curtissimum | Psammothidium daonense | Psammothidium didymum | Psammothidium harveyi | Psammothidium helveticum | Psammothidium lacustre | Psammothidium lauenburgianum | Psammothidium levanderi | Psammothidium nivale | Psammothidium pennsylvanicum | Psammothidium scoticum | Psammothidium semiapertum | Psammothidium subatomoides | Pseudostaurosira parasitica | Reimeria sapiens | Rossithidium nodosum | Rossithidium pusillum | Scoliopleura peisonis | Sellaphora alastos | Sellaphora americana | Sellaphora subfasciata | Simonsenia delognei | Stauroneis acidoclinata | Stauroneis acidoclinatopsis | Stauroneis acuta | Stauroneis akamina | Stauroneis americana | Stauroneis amphicephala | Stauroneis anceps | Stauroneis ancepsfallax | Stauroneis angustilancea | Stauroneis baconiana | Stauroneis beeskovea | Stauroneis bovbjergii | Stauroneis boyntoniae | Stauroneis circumborealis | Stauroneis finlandia | Stauroneis sacajaweae | Stauroneis separanda | Stauroneis smithii | Stauroneis staurolineata | Stauroneis thompsonii | Stauroneis vandevijveri | Staurophora amphioxys | Staurophora brantii | Staurophora columbiana | Staurophora soodensis | Staurosira construens var. binodis | Staurosira construens var. venter | Staurosirella leptostauron | Staurosirella leptostauron var. dubia | Staurosirella rhomboides | Surirella crumena | Synedra cyclopum | Synedra mazamaensis | Tetracyclus rupestris

Genera contributed

Acanthoceras | Achnanthes | Achnanthidium | Actinella | Actinocyclus | Adlafia | Afrocymbella | Amphicampa | Amphipleura | Amphora | Amphorotia | Aneumastus | Anomoeoneis | Anorthoneis | Asterionella | Aulacoseira | Bacillaria | Biremis | Boreozonacola | Brachysira | Brebissonia | Brevilinea | Brevisira | Caloneis | Campylodiscus | Capartogramma | Cavinula | Chaetoceros | Chamaepinnularia | Cocconeis | Cosmioneis | Craspedostauros | Craticula | Ctenophora | Cyclostephanos | Cyclotella | Cylindrotheca | Cymatopleura | Cymbella | Cymbellonitzschia | Cymbopleura | Decussata | Delicata | Denticula | Diadesmis | Diatoma | Diatomella | Didymosphenia | Diploneis | Discostella | Distrionella | Ellerbeckia | Encyonema | Envekadea | Eolimna | Epithemia | Eucocconeis | Fallacia | Fistulifera | Fragilaria | Fragilariforma | Frustulia | Geissleria | Gomphoneis | Gomphonema | Gomphosinica | Gomphosphenia | Gyrosigma | Halamphora | Hannaea | Hantzschia | Hippodonta | Hydrosera | Hygropetra | Karayevia | Kobayasiella | Krasskella | Lemnicola | Lindavia | Luticola | Mastogloia | Mayamaea | Melosira | Meridion | Microcostatus | Microfissurata | Muelleria | Navicula | Navicymbula | Neidiomorpha | Neidium | Nitzschia | Nupela | Oricymba | Orthoseira | Oxyneis | Parlibellus | Peronia | Pinnularia | Placoneis | Plagiotropis | Planothidium | Platessa | Playaensis | Pleurosira | Pliocaenicus | Prestauroneis | Psammothidium | Pseudofallacia | Pseudostaurosira | Pseudostaurosiropsis | Punctastriata | Puncticulata | Reimeria | Rexlowea | Rhoicosphenia | Rhopalodia | Rossithidium | Scoliopleura | Sellaphora | Skeletonema | Spicaticribra | Stauroforma | Staurosira | Staurosirella | Stenopterobia | Stephanocyclus | Stephanodiscus | Surirella | Synedra | Tabellaria | Tabularia | Terpsinoë | Tetracyclus | Thalassiosira | Tibetiella | Tryblionella | Ulnaria | Urosolenia