Geographical diversity

Evolutionary interpretation of geographical diversity and its wider dimensions, including the global biodiversity crisis and climate change

This work relates to the other three freshwater diatom projects, but with an added dimension.

Since benthic diatoms from ancient lakes are generally poorly understood and documented, any knowledge of these organisms at least alerts us to their abundance and uniqueness - their levels of endemicity, if not to their significance within the global biodiversity crisis and climate change.

Botany staff involved in this project:

D M Williams