Our diatom research covers both extinct and extant taxa. It utilises both fossil and preserved material as well as living material in the form of cultured collections.
The Botany Department’s algal-related research programme includes projects to map and record seaweed biodiversity in the North Atlantic and detailed studies of red algae.
Our diatom research covers both extinct and existing taxa. Among the projects are a number that focus on diatom biodiversity while others address formation of the unique cell wall.