Tropical South American Diatom Database


The datasets for the Tropical South American Diatom Database are publicy available in the following papers:

  • BENITO, X., FRITZ, S., STEINITZ-KANNAN, M., TAPIA, P., KELLY, M.A. & LOWELL, T. 2018. Data from: Geo-climatic factors drive diatom community distribution in tropical South American freshwaters. Dryad Digital Repository Link (Paper published in Journal of Ecology)
  • BENITO, X., FRITZ, S., STEINITZ-KANNAN, M., VELEZ, M.I. & McGLUE, M.M. 2018. Data from: Lake regionalization and diatom metacommunity structuring in tropical South America. Dryad Digital Repository Link (Paper published in Ecology & Evolution)
  • FRITZ, S., BENITO, X. & STEINITZ-KANNAN, M. 2018. Long-term and regional perspectives on recent change in lacustrine diatom communities in the tropical Andes. Journal of Paleolimnology Link


Other datasets from published studies have been used:

  • Servant-Vildary, S., Risacher, F., & Roux, M. 2002. Diatom based transfer function for estimating the chemical composition of fossil water. Calibration based on salt lakes of the Lipez area in the southwestern. Carnets de Geologie/Notebooks on Geology Link
  • Tapia, P., Fritz, S., Seltzer, G.O., Rodbell, D., Metivier, S. 2006. Contemporary distribution and late-quaternary stratigraphy of diatoms in the Junin Plain, central Andes, Peru. Bol. Soc. Geol. Peru 101: 19–42 Link
  • Morales, E., Vis, M., & Fernández, E. 2007. Epilithic diatoms (Bacillariophyta) from cloud forest and alpine streams in Bolivia, South America II: A preliminary report on the diatoms from Sorata, Department of La Paz. Acta Botanica Croatica, 3, 680–696. Link
  • Morales, E., Fernandez, E., & Kociolek, P. J. 2009. Epilithic diatoms (Bacillariophyta) from cloud forest and alpine streams in Bolivia, South America 3: Diatoms from Sehuencas, Carrasco National Park, Department of Cochabamba. Acta Botanica Croatica 68, 263–283. Link