Diatom research over time and space
Morphology, taxonomy, ecology and distribution of diatoms - from fossil to recent, marine to freshwater, established species and genera to new ones

Celebrating the work and impact of Nina Strelnikova on the occasion of her 80th birthday

Ed.: J. P. Kociolek; M. S. Kulikovskiy; J. Witkowski; D. M. Harwood

2014. XX, 518 pages, 1390 figures, 23 tables, 26 plates, 17x24cm, 1240 g
Language: English

(Nova Hedwigia, Beihefte, Beih. 143)

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Readers of this Beiheft of Nova Hedwigia will find articles on a large variety of diatoms, from fossil to recent, marine to freshwater, established species and genera to new ones. Fifty-two authors have contributed to this volume by their diversity of interests. Topics range from morphology, taxonomy, ecology and distribution of diatoms found all over the world (from Europe to Russia and Asia, from the entire American Continent and even the Antarctica) and from past to recent.

The variety of the papers presented in this volume reflects the diversity of scientific interests of Nina Strelnikova, to whom this Beiheft is dedicated.

This volume is of interest for every scientist working on diatoms and interested in the variety of diatom research. It should not be missing in any library.

Book review: Acta Botanica Hungarica 57, 2015 top ↑

Professor Nina Ivanovna Strelnikova is the leader of diatom research in Russia. Her researches focus on primarily Cretaceous and Palaeogene diatoms. Her unique collections provided excellent basis for studying diatom evolution. She described 11 diatom genera and 63 species new for science and established 63 new combinations. She is the main force behind the book series “Diatoms of Russia and adjacent countries”. Beside research, she is an erudite professor, mentor of many Russian diatomists and organiser of diatom conferences called “Diatom Schools”.
This volume is dedicated to Professor Strelnikova on the occasion of her 80th birthday. One of her former students, Professor Marina Potapova provides a thoughtful and exhaustive overview of life story of the remarkable scientist in the introduction entitled “Eighty years of life” that is supplemented with photographs. At the end of the introduction of Nina Strelnikova’s publications, the new genera and species described by her, as well as the three genera and nine species named after her honour (some of these patrionyms are referred to this volume) are listed.
The introduction is followed by twenty-seven papers. The variety of subjects reflects the diversity of Nina Strelnikova’s scientific interest including research on fossil and recent diatoms.
Fossil diatoms are presented from several sites ranging from New Mexico (United States) to Central Russia, Transuralia and adjacent regions, from Gulf of Gdańsk (Southern Baltic Sea) to Prince Charles Mountains (East Antarctica). The oldest material is from 56 million years old Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. In these studies, fossil assemblages were used for constructing biostratigraphic zonation, reconstructing palaeo-environmental changes and tracking diatom evolution. Besides two new genera (the Strelnikoviella in the centric Stephanodiscaceae family and Saeptifera in the araphid Tabellariaceae family) and seven new species (in the genera Cyclotella, Strelnikoviella and Saeptifera) are described from fossil materials. Gladenkov analysed the geographic distribution of some fossil marine planktonic diatoms typical of the early Oligocene and found a southward then a northward route of migration. He discusses the potential mechanisms for their dispersal. Buczkó et al. studied the structure and silicification of Navicula haueri reinvestigating Miocene material from the Carpathian Realm by means of light, and for the first time scanning electron microscopy. The authors also provide the biostratigraphy and distribution of the characteristic Neogene freshwater diatom.
Recent diatoms including planktonic and benthic, freshwater and marine taxa are reported from various habitats ranging from mesotrophic lakes in Maine and Vermont (United States), as well as tundra ponds and streams of the Bering Island (Kamchatka) through the Black Sea and mountainous ephemeral rock-ponds in Algeria to tropical reservoirs and coastal waters of Vietnam and South American saline lakes. From these waters a new genus (the biraphid Ninastrelnikovia), nineteen new species (in the genera Diadesmis, Eunotia, Pinnularia, Psammothidium, Urosolenia, Platessa, Craticula, Gomphonema, Navicula and Caloneis) and two new combinations (in the genera Ninastrelnikovia and Placoneis) have been described.
Several authors performed morphological investigations in order to clarify the taxonomy of previously established taxa including Hantzschia amphioxys, Cyclotella meduanae, Aulacoseira gessneri, Hemiaulus giganteus, Gomphonema delicatulum and G. firmum, the species complexes of Placoneis clementis and Paraplaconeis placentula. The analysis of the latter complexes resulted in description of four new species.
Morphometric methods are used in diatom research in quantifying differences and separation of taxonomic groups. Pappas et al. review these tools including theoretical background, chronological history and importance of their application in diatom research, as well as the connections between the morphometric methods and biologically meaningful results. The authors provide a detailed description of the outline shape analysis that is the most frequently used method.
Ecology can be important for distinguishing taxa, ecological preferences can indicate cryptic species. However, some taxa have wider tolerance range than originally considered, as Stachura-Suchoples and Kulikovskiy demonstrated. They showed the freshwater tolerance of Conticribra weissflogii that was previously considered as a marine and brackish-water diatom.
Overall, this book contains useful information on diatoms on wide spatial and temporal scale. The studied organisms are illustrated on detailed, good quality light and/or scanning electron microscopic photographs. This volume can be useful to everyone investigating diatoms being recent or fossil, freshwater or marine, benthic or planktonic.

M. Duleba

Acta Botanica Hungarica 57, 2015

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Preface V
Eighty years of life VII
Patrionyms XII
Diatom Taxa described by Professor N.I. Strelnikova XII
List of publications by Nina Ivanovna Strelnikova XIV
Barron, J., Bukry, D. & Gersonde, R.: Diatom and silicoflagellate
biostratigraphy for the late Eocene: ODP 1090 (sub-Antarctic
Atlantic) 1
Prokopenko, A.A. & Khursevich, G.K.: Planktonic diatom flora of large
rift lakes in continental Asia during the past 1 Ma: comparison of bio
stratigraphic records from Lake Baikal and Lake Hovsgol 33
Ognjanova-Rumenova, N.: Cyclotella metochia, a new fossil species from
the Neogene Metohia Basin, the Balkan Peninsula 53
Potapova, M.: Diatoms of Bering Island, Kamchatka, Russia 63
Jahn, R., Kusber, W.-H. & Lange-Bertalot, H.: Typification and
taxonomy of Hantzschia amphioxys (Ehrenberg) Grunow (Bacillariophyta):
type of the genus name Hantzschia Grunow 103
Gusev, E.S. & Kulikovskiy, M.: Centric diatoms from Vietnam reservoirs
with description of one new Urosolenia species 111
Genkal, S.: Morphology, taxonomy, ecology and distribution of
Cyclotella meduanae Germain (Bacillariophyta) 127
Levkov, Z. & Williams, D.M.: Observations on Caloneis Cleve
(Bacillariophyceae) species from the ancient lakes Ohrid and Prespa
Doan-Nhu, H., Nguyen-Ngoc, L., Anh, N.T.M., Larsen, J. & Thoi, N.C.:
Diatom genus Chaetoceros Ehrenberg 1844 in Vietnamese waters 159
Morales, E.A., Wetzel, C.E., Rivera, S.F., Novais, M.H., Hoffmann,
L. & Ector, L.: Craticula strelnikoviana sp. nov. and Craticula
guaykuruorum sp. nov. (Bacillariophyta) from South American saline
lakes 223
Enache, M.D., Potapova, M. & Morales, E.A.: Platessa strelnikovae
(Bacillariophyta), a new species from Maine and Vermont lakes, USA 239
Petrov, A. & Nevrova, E.: Numerical analysis of the structure of
benthic diatom assemblages in replicate samples (Crimea, the Black
Sea) 245
Chudaev, D.A., Kociolek, J.P. & Gololobova, M.A.: Gomphonema mega lo
brebissonii sp. nov.: a new large-celled taxon in species complex
around G. acuminatum from the sediments of Lake Glubokoe (European
Russia) 255
Kociolek, J.P., Khursevich, G.K. & Theriot, E.C.: Strelnikoviella
incognita gen. nov., sp. nov., from Miocene sediments of New Mexico,
USA 271
Pappas, J.L., Kociolek, J.P. & Stoermer, E.F.: Quantitative
morphometric methods in diatom research 281
Oreshkina, T.V. & Radionova, E.P.: Diatom record of the
Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum in marine paleobasins of Central
Russia, Transuralia and adjacent regions 307
Gladenkov, A.Yu.: Bipolar distribution of some earliest Oligocene
marine diatoms 337
Buczkó, K., Ognjanova-Rumenova, N., Magyari, E.K., Morales, E.A.,
Wojtal, A.Z., Magyar, I. & Ector, L.: Structure, biostratigraphy and
distribution of Navicula haueri Grunow, a Miocene diatom (Bacillario
phyta) from the Carpathian Realm 369
Wetzel, C.E., Ector, L. & Bicudo, D.: Type analysis of Aulacoseira
gessneri (Hustedt) Simonsen (Bacillariophyceae) from South America 381
Lange-Bertalot, H. & Fuhrmann, A.: Ninastrelnikovia: A new genus of
biraphid Bacillariophyceae 391
Lange-Bertalot, H. & Wojtal, A.Z.: Diversity in species complexes of
Placoneis clementis (Grunow) Cox and Paraplaconeis placentula
(Ehrenberg) Kulikovskiy, Lange-Bertalot & Metzeltin 403
Gogorev, R.M. & Pushina, Z.V.: A new araphid diatom genus and species
(Bacillariophyta) from Miocene marine deposits of the Fisher Massif
(Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctica) 421
Witak, M. & Jankowska, D.: Ancylus Lake stage in the Gulf of Gdańsk
(southern Baltic Sea) based on diatom taphocoenoses 449
Witkowski, A., Nevrova, E., Lange-Bertalot, H. & Kociolek, J.P.:
Navicula petrovii, sp. nov. (Bacillariophyceae), a naviculoid diatom
with amphoroid symmetry and its relationship to Navicula sensu stricto
and other naviculoid genera 469
Stachura-Suchoples, K. & Kulikovskiy, M.: Freshwater tolerance of
Conticribra weissfl ogii in continental waters 485
Witkowski, J. & Harwood, D.M.: Hemiaulus giganteus Jousé ex Strel
nikova: lectotypifi cation and comparison to the generitype,
H. proteus Heiberg 497
Kulikovskiy, M. & Kociolek, J.P.: The diatom genus Gomphonema
Ehrenberg in Lake Baikal. I. Morphology and taxonomic history of two
endemic species 507