Around 190 scientists with interest in diatom research from all over the world came together to present and discuss results related to diatoms in talks, posters and workshops during the 24th IDS held in beautiful Québec City.
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. She also presented her ongoing research about the modern diatom distribution in Lake Kinneret within a poster and chaired the first Young Scientist meeting, where she was elected as Early Career Representative for the council of the International Society of Diatom Research.
After five days filled with an interesting scientific programme, a smaller group of IDS participants went on a 5-days-post-IDS excursion to discover the beautiful region of Charlevoix, which is located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. This dramatic landscape is composed of rolling hills, fjords, headlands and bays. Highlight of this excursion was a 4-hour boot-cruise to watch whales near Tadussac.
| Impressions of the 24th IDS in Québec City (Canada).
Photo: Hannah Vossel