In order to cover the productive season when diatom
forming and retaining by dams occur, the sampling started in April and ended in November.
Substrate characteristics affect colonization by the bloom-forming diatom
samples were cleaned by the concentrated acid digestion method and were prepared on the permanent slides [14, 22,31].
I did an experiment with my WHOI colleagues Rob Olson and Heidi Sosik where I made time-lapse movies of diatom
cells dividing, generation after generation.
Hard, corrugated plastic plates were prepared 3 days before the stocking date to allow sufficient diatom
In June 2009, nine tip-up pools from Tribbetts Woods were visited to determine their diatom
evidence described above indicates diatom
succession of the Kasmu basin from marine to lacustrine environment and the Lohja basin from lagoonal to limnic environment.
Data on diatom
assemblages in ecosystems with minimal human alteration can provide insights on diatom
species characteristics, population and community interaction under low nutrient conditions.
This may sound far-fetched, but we have found changes of this magnitude in the biology of the North Atlantic, with a dramatic switch in the prevalence of dinoflagellates to diatoms
- two groups which include many of the microscopic planktonic plants forming the base of the ocean's food chain.
and their population distributions serve as indicators of water conditions and changes that might be taking place therein.
1981, "Genetic variability and differentiation in the temperature niche component of the diatom
The open water communities, at nearly the same time, shift from a diatom
to a euglenophyte-dominated community--as would be considered a typical seasonal community succession (Reynolds 1984).