Diatom Resources:

  • Introduction to diatoms (on ADIAC website)
    A brief introduction to diatoms, discussing their systematics and taxonomy, ecology and the microcopy techniques used in diatom research.

  • Works by 19th Century British Diatomists
    This section contains searchable and browsable digital facsimiles of some of Victorian Britain's most important diatom works. We are particularly pleased to be able to make these available for public access, as the source texts are often very difficult to obtain.

  • Diatom size reduction image sets:
    Each successive generation of a clonaly reproducing diatom is slightly smaller than its forebears. We have constructed series illustrating these reductions in size and changes in shape as important tools for automated recognition studies.

Click here for more information on these Lyrella images