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Young ISDR news! New ECR elected at International Diatom Symposium in Berlin

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In the proceedings of the International Diatom Symposium (IDS) in Berlin, a new Early Career Researcher (ECR) representative has been elected. The election was between candidates Demetrio Luis Mora, PostDoc student of the Berlin Team, Chetan Gaonkar, PostDoc student in Kochi University, Japan, and Andrea Burfeid Castellanos, doctoral student at the University of Barcelona.

After an election behind closed doors, the selected candidate was Andrea Burfeid, member of the Young Diatomist Core Team. She has expressed the wish to continue increasing the international networking activity between young diatomists, increasing the presence and importance of collaborators from all over the world.

We thank Hannah for the enormous job done, creating the organization of young diatomists. Her superhuman efforts have been incredible and have formed an impressive structure to maintain a worldwide network.

In the General Meeting of the International Society of Diatom Research (ISDR), the modification of…

Diatom of the Month - June 2018: Achnanthes felinophila

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by Rex Lowe*
The freshwater diatom flora of Hawaii has long been thought to be composed of cosmopolitan species, as demonstrated in the checklist produced by Sherwood (2004). We found it curious that remote islands, 1 to 5 million years old surrounded by a saltwater ocean would have an algal flora composed largely of European species. More recently the flora is being shown to contain many unique species, especially diatoms (Lowe et al. 2009; Lowe & Sherwood 2010; Kociolek et al. 2010; Graeff & Kociolek 2011). Perhaps the most distinctive species of freshwater diatom described from Hawaii is Diprora hanaensis Main, a monotypic genus described from a cave on the island of Kauai (Main 2003).

Figure 1. The Hawaii islands: Kauai is the first island from the top left.
The diatom genus Achnanthes, in the broad sense, included many species with one valve possessing a raphe and the other valve without a raphe (i.e. heterovalvar), Patrick and Reimer 1966). Achnanthes was distinguished from…

Young Diatomists Schedule at IDS

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Monday 25th of June 2018
16.00 – 18.00 REGISTRATION, meet our young diatomists core team at the registration desk.
18.00 – 20.00 ICE BREAKER, networking meeting.

Tuesday 26th of June
18.15: Young ISDR: Information Session in Room Oxford (Seminaris) 18.45: Young ISDR: travel together to an informal get-together at the Biergarten Birgit & Bier
Thursday 28th of June 12.15 – 13.00: Speed Talks (Students) + ECR election at the Seminaris
Friday 29th of June 19.00 – 23.00: Summer Party (Botanical Garden) and award ceremony
Saturday 30th of June 09.00 – 12.00: Morning sessions workshops (How to publish/DNA taxonomy) 14.00 – 17.00: Afternoon sessions workshops (Ecology and Bioindication/Paleostatistics)

Short IDS news: inscriptions closed

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Dear all,

The inscriptions for both workshops and speedtalks are closed. Participants will be notified by email about the proceedings in these activities. Thank all of you who will be participating. All the best! See you in Berlin!