A special note


I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Richard T. Carter who, as joint author, has prepared the master lists of diatoms together with providing images, advice and the necessary encouragement. This site would be a much poorer offering without his knowledge and input.


Copyright, acknowledgements and appreciation

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We would like to acknowledge that we have drawn information and quotations from the following papers and articles for use in various sections and would like to express our thanks to the authors...



Siver, P.A. 1977. Comparison of attached diatom communities on
natural and artificial substrates. J. Phycol. 13:402-406.

Werner, D. ed. 1977. The Biology of Diatoms. Botanical Monographs.
Vol. 13. Univ. of California Press. 498 pp.