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Taxon Contributors

100+ taxa

Loren Bahls

Faculty Affiliate, Environmental Studies, The University of Montana

Mark Edlund

Senior Scientist, Science Museum of Minnesota
Review Board, This Website

Pat Kociolek

Director, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, CU-Boulder

Rex Lowe

Professor Emeritus, Bowling Green State University

Marina Potapova

Assistant Curator, Diatom Herbarium, Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia of Drexel University
Review Board, This Website

Sam Rushforth

Dean, School of Science/Health, Utah Valley University

Sarah Spaulding

Ecologist, US Geological Survey
Review Board, This Website

10 to 99 taxa

Ian Bishop

Graduate Student, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
Review Board, This Website

David R.L. Burge

Lab Technician, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Science Museum of Minnesota

Jonathan English

Research Assistant, Diatom Herbarium, Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia

Paula Furey

Freshwater Ecologist, Department of Biology, St. Catherine University

Carrie Graeff

Research Assistant, University of Colorado

Paul Hamilton

Curator, Canadian Museum of Nature

Kalina Manoylov

Assistant Professor, Georgia College and State University

Eduardo A. Morales

Researcher, Laboratório da Água, Universidade de Évora

Joshua Stepanek

Ph.D. Student, University of Colorado

Jana Veselá

Ph.D. Student, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice

0 to 9 taxa

Elizabeth Alexson

Research Staff Scientist, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth

Lisa Allinger

Research Fellow, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth

Andrew Alverson

Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas

Ehsan Atazadeh

Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Science, Federation University, Victoria 3355, Australia

Behnaz Balmaki

PhD Student, University of Nevada, Reno

Brad Bartelme

Ecologist, EnviroScience

Jen Beals

Ph.D. Student, University of Arkansas

Becky Bixby

Research Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico and Museum of Southwestern Biology

Dan Bogan

Aquatic Ecology Research Professional, Alaska Natural Heritage Program, University of Alaska Anchorage

Lynn Brant

Emeritus Professor of Geology, University of Northern Iowa

Alec Camp

Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado

Marco Cantonati

Research Scientist & Taxonomy Coordinator, Phycology Section, Patrick Center for Environmental Research

Michelle Chaput

Doctoral candidate, Geography Department, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Margaret Christie

PhD Student, University of Delaware

William Daniels

Ph.D. Student, Geology Department, Brown University and Marine Biological Laboratory

Clint Davis

Algal Taxonomist/Ecologist, Rhithron Associates, Inc.

Dawn DeColibus

M.S. Student, Ball State University

Nina Desianti

J.C. Kingston Fellow, Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms

Lisa Doner

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Center for the Environment, Plymouth State University

Kevin Dong

Undergraduate Student, University of Iowa

Anna Drahos

Undergraduate student, Iowa State University

Peter Fedrigon

Undergraduate student, University of Iowa

Mac Flack

Undergraduate Student, University of Iowa Department of Environmental Sciences

Lauren Fuelling

M.S. Student, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Evelyn Gaiser

Professor of Biological Sciences, Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University

Joanna Gauthier

PhD Student, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Catharina Grubaugh

Ph.D. Student, Fordham University

Tanya Hannis

Undergraduate Student, University of Colorado, Boulder

Jaime Zebill Haueter

M.S. Student, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Sonja Hausmann

Research Scientist, Phycology, Patrick Center for Environmental Research

Natalie Hoidal

Undergraduate Student, University of Minnesota, Morris

Kerry Howard

Ph.D. Student, Department of Geological Sciences & Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno

Lena Ivarsson

Undergraduate Student, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden

Briana Johnson

M.S. Student, Univerity of Nevada, Reno

Katie Johnson

Research Scientist II, Phinizy Center for Water Sciences

Justin Kenneth Jones

M.S. Student, Towson University

Elaine Jordan

Undergraduate student, Research Assistant, University of Iowa, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Matthew Julius

Professor, St. Cloud State University

Ingrid Jüttner

Research Curator of Diatoms, National Museum of Wales

Brina Kamae

Stream Ecologist / Lab Technician, California State University, Long Beach

Matthew Keith

Undergraduate Student, University of Iowa

Somayyeh Kheiri

Instructor, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar Branch, Iran

Rob Kimmich

Volunteer, This Website

Tyler Kohler

Ph.D. Student, University of Colorado

Gina LaLiberte

Research Scientist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Sylvia Lee

Biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Review Board, This Website

Zlatko Levkov

Professor, Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Republic of Macedonia

Jacob Lister

Undergraduate Student, East Tennessee State University

Steve Main

Professor, Retired, Wartburg College

Eric Massa

M.S. Student, Florida International University

Viviana Mazzei

PhD Student, Florida International University

Nicole McConnell

M.S. Student, Iowa State University, Ames Iowa

Sergio Mendoza

Undergraduate Student, Stream Ecologist, California State University, Long Beach

Ditmar Metzeltin

Accomplished Diatomist, Unaffiliated

Drew Meyers

Undergraduate Student, University of Colorado Boulder

Alison Minerovic

DRWI Project Phycologist, Patrick Center for Environmental Research
Ph.D. student, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University of Drexel University

Joe Mohan

PhD Student, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine

Liz Morgan

M.S. Student, Department of Geosciences, Brigham Young University

Teofil Nakov

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Arkansas

Karen Neil

Ph.D. Student, Department of Geography, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Steve Nelson

Professor of Geochemistry, Department of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University

Paula Noble

Professor, University of Nevada Reno

Emily Nodine

Ph.D. Student, Florida International University, Miami FL

Ian O'Malley

Undergraduate Student, Coop Program, Drexel University

Nadja Ognjanova-Rumenova

Associate Professor, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Megan Otu

Postdoctoral Fellow, INSTAAR, University of Colorado

Edna Pedraza Garzon


Marge Penton

Diatom Enthusiast, Rocky Mountain Biological Lab

Frank Pickett

Diatomist, Unaffiliated

Jaclyn Rarick

Undergraduate student, University of Iowa

Euan Reavie

Senior Research Associate & Assistant Center Director, Natural Resources Research Institute, Duluth

Hayden Ripple

Temporary Research Assistant, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado

Stephanie Robson

Ph.D. Student, Monash University, Australia

Andrew Ropp

Research Intern, University of South Florida

Barry Rosen

Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Tahmineh Rouzbahani

Ph.D. Student, Department of Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin

Elizabeth Ruck

Research Associate, University of Arkansas

Aneliya Sakaeva

M.S. Student, University of Colorado, Boulder

Eilleen Salas

M.S Student, California State University, Long Beach

Nick Schulte

M.S. Student, Florida International University

Kathryn Smith

Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey

Thomas C. Smith

Ph.D. Student, University of California, Santa Barbara, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology

Rosalina Stancheva

Chief Scientist, California State University San Marcos

Gene Stoermer

1934 - 2012,
Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan

Jeffery Stone

Assistant Professor of Environmental Geosciences, Indiana State University

Laurel Stratton

M.S. Student, University of Nevada, Reno

Evan Thomas

Assistant Professor, MacMurray College

Irene Tunno

Paleoecologist , University of Nevada, Reno

Meredith Tyree

Professional Research Associate, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado

Dessie Underwood

Professor, California State University Long Beach

Melissa Vaccarino

Algal Taxonomist, EnviroScience, Inc.

Alex Valigosky

Freshwater Algal Taxonomist, EnviroScience

Bart Van de Vijver

Diatomist, National Botanic Garden of Belgium
Professor, University of Antwerp

Michael Van Gorp

Undergraduate Student, University of Iowa

Dennis Vander Meer

Diatomist, Rhithron Associates, Inc., 33 Fort Missoula Rd., Missoula, MT 59804

Jeremy Walls

M.S. student, Ball State University

Carrie White

M.S. Student, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

David Williams

Diatom Researcher, Natural History Museum, London

Diane Winter

Freshwater and marine diatomist, Independent

James D. Woodell

Undergraduate Student, University of Iowa

Expert contributors submit text and images for each genus or species page in the database. Contact us about becoming a contributor of genus or species content. Analysts, students, ecologists and taxonomists are all encouraged to provide content. We may provide training or workshops in 2016, if there is sufficient interest. Please see: Information for new contributors.

For the initial release of the database, Marina Potapova, Sarah Spaulding and Mark Edlund were the primary contributors of genus and species pages. Contributors of species pages include experts supported by the USGS NAWQA program, students and taxonomists. The content of each taxon page is the ongoing responsibility of the expert contributor. Comments and corrections to a taxon should be directed to specific contributors, as we hope to keep the pages current.


To cite a genus or species from this website,  vist the web page associated with the taxon and look for "Cite this Page" at bottom.
To cite the entire website, authors include the Project Organizer (Spaulding), Web and Database Leader (Lubinski), and Taxonomic Content Developer (Potapova). 

Spaulding, S.A., Lubinski, D.J. and Potapova, M. (2010). Diatoms of the United States. Accessed on 22 May, 2018.

Contributors A-Z

Alexson, Elizabeth
Allinger, Lisa
Alverson, Andrew
Atazadeh, Ehsan
Bahls, Loren
Balmaki, Behnaz
Bartelme, Brad
Beals, Jen
Bishop, Ian
Bixby, Becky
Bogan, Dan
Brant, Lynn
Burge, David R.L.
Camp, Alec
Cantonati, Marco
Chaput, Michelle
Christie, Margaret
Daniels, William
Davis, Clint
DeColibus, Dawn
Desianti, Nina
Doner, Lisa
Dong, Kevin
Drahos, Anna
Edlund, Mark
English, Jonathan
Fedrigon, Peter
Flack, Mac
Fuelling, Lauren
Furey, Paula
Gaiser, Evelyn
Gauthier, Joanna
Graeff, Carrie
Grubaugh, Catharina
Hamilton, Paul
Hannis, Tanya
Haueter, Jaime Zebill
Hausmann, Sonja
Hoidal, Natalie
Howard, Kerry
Ivarsson, Lena
Johnson, Briana
Johnson, Katie
Jones, Justin Kenneth
Jordan, Elaine
Julius, Matthew
Jüttner, Ingrid
Kamae, Brina
Keith, Matthew
Kheiri, Somayyeh
Kimmich, Rob
Kociolek, Pat
Kohler, Tyler
LaLiberte, Gina
Lee, Sylvia
Levkov, Zlatko
Lister, Jacob
Lowe, Rex
Main, Steve
Manoylov, Kalina
Massa, Eric
Mazzei, Viviana
McConnell, Nicole
Mendoza, Sergio
Metzeltin, Ditmar
Meyers, Drew
Minerovic, Alison
Mohan, Joe
Morales, Eduardo A.
Morgan, Liz
Nakov, Teofil
Neil, Karen
Nelson, Steve
Noble, Paula
Nodine, Emily
O'Malley, Ian
Ognjanova-Rumenova, Nadja
Otu, Megan
Pedraza Garzon, Edna
Penton, Marge
Pickett, Frank
Potapova, Marina
Rarick, Jaclyn
Reavie, Euan
Ripple, Hayden
Robson, Stephanie
Ropp, Andrew
Rosen, Barry
Rouzbahani, Tahmineh
Ruck, Elizabeth
Rushforth, Sam
Sakaeva, Aneliya
Salas, Eilleen
Schulte, Nick
Smith, Kathryn
Smith, Thomas C.
Spaulding, Sarah
Stancheva, Rosalina
Stepanek, Joshua
Stoermer, Gene