The Diatom Web Academy continues...

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UPCOMING

Tuesday February 2, 2021
10 AM - 11 AM (mountain time, US and Canada)
18:00 Central European Time
Melissa Vaccarino, Enviroscience
Diatoms 101

Description: Diatoms are a group of algae that are set apart by their, often considered beautiful, siliceous cell walls. Nearly ubiquitous across the globe, their persistence in nature and extensive species diversity lends well to their use as environmental indicators. This introductory presentation gives a broad overview of what diatoms are, why they are important to monitoring efforts, and how they are identified for monitoring based on their morphological characteristics in light microscopy, with an overview of common freshwater genera found in the United States. Diatoms.org will be used as a basis for taxonomic reference.

Target audience: Teachers, students, future analysts; anyone interested in learning more about diatom basics; those interested in a review of diatom generic taxonomy; those interested in using Diatoms.org to narrow down an unknown taxon to at least genus level.

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Tuesday February 16, 2021
11:30 AM -12:30 PM (mountain time, US and Canada)
NOTE THE CHANGE IN OUR REGULAR TIME

Aga Pinowska, Global Algae Innovations
Diatoms in biofuels

Tuesday March 2, 2021
10 AM - 11 AM (mountain time, US and Canada)
18:00 Central European Time
Sarah Spaulding, USGS and University of Colorado Boulder
The genus Navicula

Tuesday March 16, 2021
10 AM - 11 AM (mountain time, US and Canada)
18:00 Central European Time
Evelyn Gaiser and Franco Tobias, Florida International University
Foundation species in freshwater wetlands

Tuesday March 30, 2021
10 AM - 11 AM (mountain time, US and Canada)
18:00 Central European Time
TBD
TBD

Tuesday April 13, 2021
10 AM - 11 AM (mountain time, US and Canada)
18:00 Central European Time
Pat Kociolek, University of Colorado Boulder
Rampant homoplasy

Tuesday April 27, 2021
10 AM - 11 AM (mountain time, US and Canada)
18:00 Central European Time
Thomas Frankovich, Florida International University
Evolution and ecology of the secret gardens growing on marine megafauna

Tuesday May 11, 2021
10 AM - 11 AM (mountain time, US and Canada)
18:00 Central European Time
TBD
TBD

Tuesday May 25, 2021
10 AM - 11 AM (mountain time, US and Canada)
18:00 Central European Time
Eveline Pinseel, University of Arkansas
Pinnularia borealis

Tuesday June 8, 2021
10 AM - 11 AM (mountain time, US and Canada)
18:00 Central European Time
Elena Jovanoska
The genus Diploneis


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