Date & Time: Friday, May 28, 2021 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM (eastern standard time)

Registration is full and so is now closed.

Cost: Participants must register to attend SFS, there is no additional fee for the workshop

Target Audience: Whether you are a beginner, or seasoned professional, join us to produce species pages.

In this online workshop, participants will learn how to

1) describe the features of a diatom species,
2) learn how to obtain original descriptions from easy or hard to find places,
3) learn about the ecology of a species – and write about it,
4) gain practice working in by loading data,
5) end the workshop with a species page that is ready, or close to ready, for peer review.

Participants may choose to work on a taxon that has information (images) already provided, or participants may choose to work on a taxon of their choosing. Participants will be asked to complete a few activities before the start of the workshop (1-2 hours effort). The goals of the workshop are for participants learn how to gather the information needed to produce a "species" page and enter that information into the Diatoms of North America website (

We will have resources for people to work in groups on several taxa including:

Sellaphora stroemii
Navicula parabilis
Neidium kozlowi
Luticola mutica
Navicula hasta
Neidium distinctepunctatum

    Alternatively, people may provide images for species and complete their own taxon page.

    For more information: Contact Sarah Spaulding
    Hold your place in the workshop:
    SFS Registration