North American Diatom Symposium

NADS 2024 Meeting: October 2-6, 2024

Welcome to the the North American Diatom Symposium (NADS) website. NADS is a biennial meeting normally held at field stations throughout the United States and Canada.

The meeting was first held in 1970 at Cedar Creek in Minnesota. Since that date, the gathering has been hosted at field stations in Georgia, Florida, Colorado, Manitoba, Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan. NADS usually attracts 100-120 diatomists from North America and around the world. The meeting provides a student friendly atmosphere, ample opportunities to network and socialize, the ever-popular scum run, local field collecting trips, and lively auction of diatom related valuables. NADS is an informal society, that is, there are no formal officers or structure.

This meeting provides the opportunity to catch up with colleagues and talk to some of the foremost diatom researchers in a beautiful, natural setting, offered by the field station atmosphere that has become a tradition at the symposium.

The 27th NADS will be held on October 2-6, 2024 at Iowa Lakeside Lab (ILL) in northwestern Iowa as part of the celebration of 60 years of Lakeside's Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms. Iowa Lakeside Lab is a biological field station that was established on the shores of W. Lake Okoboji in 1909, and since 1963 has been the site of the annual Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms class. International symposium participants will present their work in diatom research including biodiversity, evolution, ecology, systematics, biological assessment, paleolimnology, and nanotechnology. In addition to the scientific program, the meeting will include traditional NADS activities (the Scum Run and auction). We hope you will join us in Iowa in October for an exciting meeting!

 


2024 Organizing Committee

Sarah Spaulding
Co-organizer
Mark Edlund
Co-organizer
Kalina Manoylov
Co-organizer
Becky Bixby
Co-organizer
Julie Wolin
Co-organizer
Steve Man
Co-organizer
Paula Furey
Co-organizer
Denis VanderMeer
Co-organizer
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