North American Diatom Symposium

NADS 2019 Meeting: July 31-August 4

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 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 25th NADS will be held on July 31 - August 4, 2019 at University of Georgia's 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia. The Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the largest of the five centers operated by the University of Georgia, is located in Eatonton, Georgia, adjacent to the Oconee National Forest. With nearly 1,500 acres of forested land, a 110-acre lake, and state-of-the art cabins and conference facilities, Rock Eagle provides a unique and natural setting. 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 Eatonton in late July for an exciting meeting!


2019 Organizing Committee

Kalina Manoylov
James Nienow
Sarah Hamsher


Please contact the Kalina Manoylov or James Nienow if you are interested in helping with NADS 2019!


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