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Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms
This course is an intensive, field-oriented class appropriate for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and post graduate workers in ecology, geology, environmental sciences, and diatom taxonomy. We will immerse ourselves in the diverse aquatic habitats and fossil deposits of the Upper Midwest to observe freshwater diatoms. Students will learn techniques in diatom collection, preparation, and identification. Lectures will cover taxonomy, systematics and biogeography of most freshwater genera. Students will complete individual voucher collections using modern database techniques and produce written species treatments using publication guidelines. Students are encouraged to bring research materials. The use of diatoms in ecological and paleoecological research will be discussed. Class size is limited to ten students and early enrollment is encouraged. May 23 to June 17, 2011, taught by Sarah Spaulding and Mark Edlund. Prerequisite: two semesters of introductory biology or geology and/or consent of the instructor.

Scholarships are available through Iowa Lakeside Lab (deadline April 15) including The Charlie Reimer Scholarship, which is awarded to one student annually based on scholastic merit. For more information see the scholarship section of the Lakeside Lab web site:

The Hannah T. Croasdale Fellowship is available through the Phycological Society of America (deadline March 1).

John C. Kingston Diatom Fellowship
The John C. Kingston Diatom Fellowship was established in 2004 by colleagues, friends and family to honor John’s memory and to recognize the contributions he made to the study of diatoms at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory. Each summer, an award is made to one advanced student or researcher to serve as teaching assistant for the Ecology and Systematics of Diatoms course and to engage in a research project. The fellowship includes a stipend and room and board at Lakeside and is available to domestic and international students, at the graduate level or advanced undergraduate level. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching, research, and career interests to the Lakeside Lab Executive Director by email ( by February 28, 2011. The JC Kingston Fellowship is administered by the Friends of Lakeside Lab.

Registration: University of Iowa (
Instructor: Mark Edlund (
Instructor: Sarah Spaulding (