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Reviewers & Editorial Review Board

Directing a high-quality web resource

Ian Bishop

Graduate Student, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
Taxon Contributor, This Website

Mark Edlund

Senior Scientist, Science Museum of Minnesota
Taxon Contributor, This Website

Sylvia Lee

Biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Taxon Contributor, This Website

Marina Potapova

Assistant Curator, Diatom Herbarium, Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia of Drexel University
Taxon Contributor, This Website

Sarah Spaulding

Ecologist, US Geological Survey
Taxon Contributor, This Website

For 2018, the Editorial Review Board includes Mark Edlund, Marina Potapova, Sylvia Lee, Ian Bishop and Sarah Spaulding.

The role of the board is to maintain the scientific merit of species pages submitted by expert contributors. The members of the board and reviewers guide the content of taxon pages.

Each species page has been reviewed by at least one reviewer or board member before it is posted. The Editorial Review Board is composed of volunteer members, appointed based on an established scientific publication record in diatom taxonomy and systematics. The board helps to develop species pages by recommending species or groups of taxa for inclusion in the database and guides the reviewers. The composition of the board and contributors overlap, but clearly a species page must be reviewed by someone not involved in composing that page.

Editorial Review Board Alumni

  • Gene Stoermer     2010-2012
  • Pat Kociolek         2010-2016
  • Rex Lowe             2010-2016
  • Sam Rushforth     2010-2017

For more information on the Editorial Review Board and its charter, contact us.