The 2023 series has been completed. Sessions were recorded and can be accessed below.



Somayyeh Kheiri
The Lut Desert and its diatoms

Sunlin Hu
An improved SEM-based method for the forensic diatom test

Euan Reavie
The loss of diatoms in the world's largest freshwater resource

Nate Smucker
Using diatom DNA metabarcoding for stream monitoring and indicator development

John Smol
From tundra ponds to the "Northern Great Lakes": Climate-driven regime shifts in Arctic ecosystems

Ruchi Battacharya, University of Waterloo
Big data in limnology

Veronica Hamilton, Ball State University
Voucher diatom flora from fens in the Tanana River floodplain, Alaska

Rosa Trabajo, President, International Society for Diatom Research
Early Career Research Grants

Sarah Spaulding, INSTAAR, University of Colorado
A peek at the upgrade

Jasmine Saros, University of Maine
Deciphering climate-lake linkages by coupling diatom ecology with lake sediment records

Karolina Bryłka, Lund University
Uncertainties surrounding the oldest fossil record of diatoms

Regine Jahn, Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
How to name diatoms from taxonomic studies - integrating type information, morphology, and sequence data

Daniel Conley, Lund University
Perspectives on the emergence of diatoms and their impact on the global biogeochemical cycle of silica

Sylvia Lee, US Environmental Protection Agency
Diatom Certification Level 2 Species Exam

David Harwood, University of Nebraska
The great grandmother diatoms

Marco Cantonati, University of Bologna, Italy
Spring habitats as living repositories of biodiversity

Bart van de Vijver, Meise Botanic Garden & University of Antwerp, Belgium
The detective in the museum