Kociolek John Patrick
Affiliation: University of Colorado Boulder
Position, academic degree, rank: Director of the Natural History Museum, Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, D. Sc.
Address: 15th and Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
taxonomy, systematics, evolution, biogeography and ecology of diatoms. These organisms play important roles in aquatic ecosystems, and provide us with oxygen through photosynthesis. Research focuses on freshwater diatoms, and currently there are projects on them in Colorado, China, Southeast Asia, India, Europe, South America, and Lake Baikal in Russia.
Keywords: diatoms, algae, taxonomy, systematics, ecology, freshwaters, biofuels, evolution, fossils.