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Contact Details & Credits

Development team

The Development team can be contacted at diatomCD@environment-agency.gov.uk

Helen Bennion 1

centric diatoms

Eileen Cox 2

raphid diatoms

Ben Goldsmith 1

raphid diatoms

Jane Jamieson 3

project management

Steve Juggins 4


Martyn Kelly 5

araphid and monoraphid diatoms, project management

David Mann 6

raphid diatoms, photography

Richard Telford 5, 7

  1. Environmental Change Research Centre, Department of Geography, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, UK.
  2. Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK.
  3. Environment Agency, Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 8BD, UK.
  4. Department of Geography, University of Newcastle, Newcastle NE1 7RU, UK.
  5. Bowburn Consultancy, 11 Monteigne Drive, Bowburn, Durham DH6 5QB, UK.
  6. Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, UK.
  7. Present address: Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Allégaten 55, N-5007 Bergen, Norway. & Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Allégaten 41, N-5007 Bergen, Norway.

A suggested literature citation for this CD is:
M.G. Kelly, H. Bennion, E.J. Cox, B. Goldsmith, J. Jamieson, S. Juggins D.G. Mann & R.J. Telford (2005). Common freshwater diatoms of Britain and Ireland: an interactive key. Environment Agency, Bristol.

Special thanks

To Brian Whitton for sharing experience gained during the development of two previous CD-ROMs for the Environment Agency and to Micha Bayer, who took many of the images in the ADIAC database that were used for this project. Thanks, too, to Nigel Dobyn for help with illustrations.

Sources of Images

Other people who have allowed use of their images or have lent material for photography:
Don Charles (Academy of Natural Sciences, Pittsburgh, USA)
Bernie ni Chathŕin (KMM, Ireland)
Keith Clarke (Norfolk, UK)
Richard Crawford (Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremen, Germany)
Luc Ector (Public Research Center-Gabriel Lippman, Luxembourg)
Joachim Hürlimann (AquaPlus, Switzerland)
Plaman Ivanov (University of Sofia, Bulgaria)
Viv Jones (ECRC, University College, London)
Lydia King (University of Lancaster, UK)
Jan Krokowski (Scottish Environment Protection Agency)
Ralf Nötzel (Germany)
Aloisie Poulícková (Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Derek Stevens (Dorset, UK)
Morgan Vis (Ohio University, USA)
Marian Yallop (University of Bristol, UK)

Every effort has been made to contact copyright holders of photographs and other images. Any copyright holders we have been unable to reach or to whom inaccurate acknowledgement has been made, are invited to contact the development team: diatomCD@environment-agency.gov.uk

Testers and reviewers

Chris Adams (Environment Agency)
Nigel Cameron
Jan Krokowski (Scottish Environment Protection Agency)
Andrew Haigh (Environment Agency)
Phil Harding (Environment Agency)
Julie Gething (Environment Agency Wales)
Michael Thomas (Environment Agency)
Nicki Wiltshire (Environment Agency Wales)
Marian Yallop (University of Bristol)
Aleksandra Zgrundo (University of Gdansk, Poland)


Funding for the development of this key came from the Environment Agency (R&D Project E1D (01) 02: Development of an interactive CD-ROM for the identification of freshwater diatoms of the British Isles). However, the project also relied heavily on images gathered during two EU-funded projects:

  • ADIAC (Automatic Diatom Identification And Classification) funded by the European Marine Science and Technology (MAST) programme.
  • EDDI (European Diatom Database Initiative) funded by the EU Framework IV programme.

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