In celebration of 61 years of the Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms course that began at Iowa Lakeside Lab by Gene Stoermer, the North American Diatom Symposium is returning to Lakeside.

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Recruit your students;

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Tune your guitars;

Hone your impressions of famous diatomists;

Bring your collecting kit;

Collect your wierd stuff for the NADS auction;

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The 27th NADS will be held on October 2-6, 2024 at Iowa Lakeside Lab (ILL) in northwestern Iowa as part of the celebration of 61 years of Lakeside's Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms course. Iowa Lakeside Lab is a biological field station that was established on the shores of West Lake Okoboji in 1909.

Participants will present their work in diatom research including biodiversity, evolution, ecology, systematics, biological assessment, paleolimnology, and nanotechnology. In addition to the scientific program, the meeting will include traditional NADS activities like the Scum Run and NADS auction.

Join us for the friendliest and most fun scientific symposium ever!