30 Jun 2018

25th International Diatom Symposium

At the 25th International Diatom Symposium were 212 participants from 43 countries of all five continents took part, 58 were students: 135 participants from 26 countries in Europe, 40 participants from the Americas, 31 participants from Asia, 4 participants from Africa, 1 participants from Australia.

6 Keynote-talks, 83 talks in 15 sessions, 4 workshops and 100 posters were presented. Topics were:

Taxonomy & Phylogeny (4 sessions)
Freshwater Biodiversity (2 sessions)
Bioindication (3 sessions)
Marine & Brackish Biodiversity (2 sessions)
Paleoclimatology (2 sessions)
Names & Collections (1 session)
Environmental DNA & High Throughput Sequencing (eDNA & HTS (1 session)
An important topic was the new International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (ICNafp) 2018, which had just been published.

IUBS sponsored the participation of the following young scientists coming from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and Uruguay:

García, M. Luján; Morales, Eduardo A.; Guerrero, José M. & Maidana, Nora:  Re-examination of type material of Melosira perpusilla Frenguelli (Bacillariophyta) and description of two new Aulacoseira species from Santa Cruz Province (Argentina).

Ferreira, Paula Carolina & Ludwig, Thelma: Alvim Veiga Eunotiaceae (Diatomeae) biodiversity from Serra of Itabaiana, Sergipe, northeastern Brazil.

Otto, Mia; Van As, Jo; Van As, Liesl & Taylor, Jonathan: Diatom community composition across ecological gradients in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Perez, Laura; Sunesen, Inés; Sar, Eugenia; Hanebuth, Till & García-Rodríguez, Felipe: Inferring salinity changes of the Rio de la Plata during the last 1000 years, through the study of modern and fossil diatoms.

Salinas-Camarillo, Victor Hugo; Carmona-Jiménez, Javier & Lobo, Eduardo A.: Diatoms as indicators of ecological quality in the rivers of the Basin of Mexico (Cuenca de México).

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