Welcome to the diatom home page, intended as a central Web resource for those interested in, or actively conducting research on, the diatoms and related algae. This page contains information of general interest to diatomists and other phycologists along with links to other useful Internet resources.
This work is intended primarily as a resource for professional biologists and ecologists. However, teachers, students, and anyone interested in the microscopic freshwater world will find this useful. Making this information widely available and cataloging the inventory of diatoms of the Laurentian Great Lakes of North America are the main purposes of this work.