Projects

Studies contributing taxa to Diatoms of the United States

 
 

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Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms course, 2014

You can tell that it is a diatom by the way that it is. Students investigated the way that diatom species are - their life history, morphology, habits and ecological connections.

Participants include:
Mark Edlund, Sarah Spaulding, Ian Bishop, David R.L. Burge, Elizabeth Alexson, Michelle Chaput, Margaret Christie, Jaime Zebill Haueter, Steve Main, Viviana Mazzei, Drew Meyers, Liz Morgan, Karen Neil, Edna Pedraza Garzon, Nick Schulte


Artist Feature - Renee Robbins

Diatoms of the US presents a visual artist feature by Renee Robbins. Renee draws inspiration from natural phenomena, science, and micro to macro relationships - including diatoms.


Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms course, 2013

Students in Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms contribute to the Diatoms of the United States. For a final project, students intensively research a single taxon and submit their work to the review board. Several taxa from 2013 are in progress.

Participants include:
Mark Edlund, Marina Potapova, David R.L. Burge, Steve Main, Ian Bishop, Dan Bogan, Dawn DeColibus, Natalie Hoidal, Justin Kenneth Jones, Marge Penton, Aneliya Sakaeva, Thomas C. Smith, Dessie Underwood, Shelly Wu


Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms course, 2012

Students in Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms contribute to the Diatoms of the United States. For a final project, students intensively research a single taxon and submit their work to the review board. Several taxa from 2012 are in progress.

Participants include:
Mark Edlund, Steve Main, Marina Potapova, Sarah Spaulding, Ata Atazadeh, David R.L. Burge, William Daniels, Nina Desianti, Catharina Grubaugh, Kerry Howard, Matthew Keith, Somayyeh Kheiri, Steve Nelson, Michael Van Gorp


Diatoms from the Crown of the Continent

The Crown is one of the most spectacular and most pristine regions of North America, and a hotspot for diatom biodiversity. A preliminary analysis of samples indicates the region supports well over 1,000 diatom species, many of them new to science.

Participants include:
Loren Bahls, Kalina Manoylov


Renovation and computerization of ANSP Diatom Herbarium

The ANSP Diatom Herbarium database can be searched by taxon, geographical location, collector/donor/source, or catalogue number. The database is still under construction, but users can access an interim version at the link below.

Participants include:
Marina Potapova, Jen Beals, Jonathan English, Ian O'Malley


Diatoms of North-Central Pennsylvania

A study was conducted of diatom communities from 140 sites in protected areas of Pennsylvania. Samples were collected in 2009.

Participants include:
Marina Potapova, Jen Beals


U.S. Geological Survey / Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

The USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ANSP) work through a cooperative agreement to provide water quality assessment to the nation.

Participants include:
Marina Potapova, Jonathan English, Eduardo Morales, Barry Rosen, Jen Beals


Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms course, 2011

Students in Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms contribute to the Diatoms of the United States. For a final project, students intensively research a single taxon and submit their work to the review board. Several taxa from 2011 are in progress.

Participants include:
Mark Edlund, Sarah Spaulding, Gene Stoermer, Steve Main, Sylvia Lee, Lisa Allinger, Lauren Fuelling, Briana Johnson, Lena Ivarsson, Emily Nodine, Nicole McConnell, Frank Pickett, Laurel Stratton, Carrie White, Phil Woods, Anna Mengjie Yu


Algal biodiversity in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A wide range of acid aquatic habitats in the Park make it an ideal location to explore the biodiversity of Eunotia. A number of Eunotia species - including several new to science - have been posted to Diatoms of the United States.

Participants include:
Paula Furey, Rex Lowe


Atmospheric deposition of nitrogen and its effects on diatoms

As part of a project studying atmospheric deposition of nitrogen and its effects on lake diatoms in Grand Teton National Park, researchers are analyzing lake sediment cores and posting taxa to Diatoms of the United States.

Participants include:
Sarah Spaulding, Megan Otu, Marina Potapova