4th Polar Marine Diatom Taxonomy and Ecology Workshop

04.08 - 09.08.2013
Cardiff University, UK
Contact person:
Jennifer Pike, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Workshop report: 
> Access


This workshop is a continuation of three previous Polar Marine Diatom Workshops held in Yamagata, Japan (2005): Nebraska, USA (2007): and Sydney, Australia (2011). The workshop will provide the international community of polar diatom researchers with an opportunity to interact and discuss topical issues and new results that bear on recent and future research activities in the polar regions.

It will have a strong focus on the Neogene to Recent time period and taxonomic issues toward standardization of terminology and identifications€“ it will be interactive with many dedicated microscope sessions. The workshop will allow students and early career researchers to interact with, and receive training and advice from leaders in the field and, as such, researchers at all stages of their careers are encouraged to attend.


- Transfer sound taxonomic skills and exchange knowledge relative to modern and fossil diatoms of polar regions.

- Engage the international marine phytoplankton and palaeontological communities.

- Raise the research profile and opportunity for on-going training of students and researchers.

The workshop supports the sound development of robust proxies for palaeoceanography, evolution of sea-ice communities, timing of climatic events in polar regions.


Registration is open until 12th May 2013. Please visit the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (Cardiff University) website to download the Registration and Payment forms and return both to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the registration deadline.

Please note that registration is limited by available laboratory facilities so early registration is advised to avoid disappointment!


12th May 2013: Registration closes
June 2013: Participants will receive relevant information for joining the workshop.
4th August 2013: Workshop icebreaker€“ welcome to Cardiff
5th€“ 9th August 2013: Workshop science sessions

Post-meeting material

(In addition to PAGES report - see above)

> Journal of the International Society for Diatom Research - Report

> Download abstract volume

> Presentations