Around 70 scientists with interest in diatom research from all over Europe, the United States and Mexico came together to present and discuss their results related to diatoms in talks and posters during the 10th Central European Diatom Meeting held in beautiful Budapest, Hungary. The meeting was hosted by the Research Centre for Natural Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Hannah Vossel from the Project B3 was presenting final results of her PhD research about the diatom flora of Lake Kinneret (Israel) in an oral presentation and gave new insights for Holocene climate change and human impact in the south-eastern Mediterranean based on diatom analyses.
After two days of fruitful discussions, the conference was closed by a small guided city tour and a typical Hungarian conference dinner in one of Budapest’s wine catacombs. A smaller group of researchers participated in the post-conference excursion to Lake Balaton (which is the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe) on Sat and visited the Limnological Institute, the small village of Tihany and the Tagore promenade, which is close to the lake.
| Participants during the Central European Diatom Meeting in Budapest.
Photo: András Hidas
| Beautiful Budapest in the evening sun.
Photo: Hannah Vossel