Katri just found out today that she is one of the happy receivers of Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation grants. Her project titled “Methods to estimate and control the invasion of alien moss animal (Pectinatella magnifica) in Finland” will start in the beginning of year 2019. What a great year it will be!

2018/09/17 – Statement: Diatoms deserve more attention in aquatic ecology conferences

The September 2018 post in the Young ISDR’s Diatom of the Month Series states that diatoms could be more often represented in aquatic ecology conferences. We happily agree with this wish to see more presentations on these beautiful microscopic organisms!


Mariana got a paper accepted in Journal of Biogeography!!! Congratulations to her. The paper is dealing with multiple facets of streams macroinvertebrate beta diversity. Stay tuned for more about this paper.

2018/08/27 – SIL2018 news!

Annika took part to the SIL2018 congress held in Nanjing, China. She had a talk on how ecological, biological and taxonomic characteristics of diatom and macroinvertebrate species affect their occupancy and abundance in a highly-connected aquatic system. Hopefully more info coming soon (once the paper gets published…)!

2018/07/20 – Annika visited the Diatom of the Month blog

Annika was invited to write a blog post for July 2018 for the Young ISDR’s Diatom of the Month Series. She introduced her recent paper where she and her colleagues saw that ecological uniqueness of diatom communities was related to different factors in stream and lake sites. They also saw that ecologically unique sites were not necessarily rich in species.

You can find the blog post here and the original research paper published in Diversity and Distributions here.