Diatoms are tiny, silica-shelled phytoplankton. Not only are they an important part of marine ecosystems and useful tools for studying past climate – this Asteromphalus flabellatus proves that they are also amazingly beautiful!
The Micropalaeontological Society is delighted to announce the winner of the 2020 Micropalaeontology Image Competition!
The overall image winner was submitted by Isabel Dove from the University of Rhode Island – Graduate School of Oceanography, with a beautiful image of the diatom species Asteromphalus flabellatus. Not only does Isabel win the competition’s first prize of €200, but her image is also included on the front cover of our TMSoc2021 Calendar (note these are now sold out)!
On behalf of the Society we would like to congratulate Isabel on her success. Eleven additional winners were selected from the fantastic submissions, and are on display below! A wide variety of microfossils and imaging techniques have been championed this year, and we are already looking forward to next year’s competition.
Odysseas Archontikis and Jeremy Young, University of Oxford and University College London
Hilary H. Birks, University of Bergen, Norway
Damián Cárdenas, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Dimitris Evangelinos, Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra – CSIC – Universidad de Granada
Sahina Gazi, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, India
Hannah Hartung, University of Cologne
Susan Richardson, Florida Atlantic University
Mariem Saavedra-Pellitero, University of Birmingham
Nicolai Schleinkofer, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Yan Yu Ting, Earth Observatory of Singapore