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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



ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9824-7164

Scopus Author ID: 6604030590

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Research area:
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.

Solak C. N., Kulikovskiy M., Kiss T. K., Kaleli M. A., Kociolek J. P., Acs E. The distribution of centric diatoms in different river catchments in the Anatolian Peninsula, Turkey. Turkish Journal of Botany, 2018, vol. 42, iss. 1, pp. 100–122.

Kulikovskiy M. S., Glushchenko A. M, Kuznetsova I. V., Kociolek J. P. Description of the new freshwater diatom genus Okhapkinia gen. nov. from Laos (Southeast Asia), with notes on family Sellaphoraceae Mereschkowsky 1902. Fottea, 2018, vol. 18, iss. 1, pp. 120–129.

Liu Y., Kociolek J. P., Glushchenko A., Kulikovskiy M., Fan Y. A new genus of Eunotiales (Bacillariophyta, Bacillariophyceae: Peroniaceae), Sinoperonia, from Southeast Asia, exhibiting remarkable phenotypic plasticity with regard to the raphe system. Phycologia, 2018, vol. 58, iss. 2, pp. 147–158.

Niederwieser T., Kociolek P., Klaus D. Spacecraft cabin environment effects on the growth and behavior of Chlorella vulgaris for life support applications. Life Sciences in Space Research, 2018, vol. 16, pp. 8–17.

Glushchenko A., Kulikovskiy M., Kociolek J. P. New diatom species from the Gomphonema subtile group in Southeast Asia. Phytotaxa, 2017, vol. 329, no. 3, pp. 223–232.

Glushchenko A., Kulikovskiy M., Okhapkin A., Kociolek J. P. Aneumastus laosica sp. nov. and A. genkalii sp. nov. — Two New Diatom Species from Laos (Southeast Asia) with Comments on the Biogeography of the Genus. Cryptogamie, Algologie, 2017, vol. 38, iss. 3, pp. 183–199.

Kociolek J. P., Kopalova K., Hamsher S. E., Kohler T. J., Van de Vijver B., Convey P., McKnight D. M. Freshwater diatom biogeography and the genus Luticola: an extreme case of endemism in Antarctica. Polar Biology, 2017, vol. 40, iss. 6, pp. 1185–1196.

Glushchenko A. M., Kulikovskiy M. S., Kociolek J. P. New and interesting species from the genus Luticola (Bacillariophyceae) in waterbodies of Southeastern Asia. Nova Hedwigia, Beiheft., 2017, vol. 146, pp. 157–173.

Liu Q., Wu W., Wang J., Feng J., Lv J., Kociolek J. P., Xie S. Valve ultrastructure of Nitzschia shanxiensis nom. nov., stat. nov. and N. tabellaria (Bacillariales, Bacillariophyceae), with comments on their systematic position. Phytotaxa, 2017, vol. 312, iss. 2, pp. 228–236.

Kociolek J. P., Kulikovskiy M., Genkal S., Kuznetsova I. Morphological investigation and transfer of Naviculadicta parasemen Lange-Bertalot to the genus Rexlowea Kociolek & Thomas. Diatom Research, 2017, vol. 32, iss. 4, pp. 477–481.

Kociolek J. P., Hamsher S. E., Kulikovskiy M., Bramberger A. S. Are there species flocks in freshwater diatoms? A review of past reports and a look to the future. Hydrobiologia, 2017, vol. 792, iss. 1, pp. 17–35.

Kulikovskiy M. S., Lange-Bertalot H., Annenkova N., Gusev E., Kociolek J. P. Morphological and molecular evidence support description of two new diatom species from the genus Ulnaria in Lake Baikal. Fottea, 2016, vol. 16, iss. 1, pp. 34–42.

Thomas E. W., Stepanek J. G., Kociolek J. P. Historical and Current Perspectives on the Systematics of the ‘Enigmatic’ Diatom Genus Rhoicosphenia (Bacillariophyta), with Single and Multi-Molecular Marker and Morphological Analyses and Discussion on the Monophyly of ‘Monoraphid’ Diatoms. PloS ONE, 2016, vol. 11, iss. 4, e0152797.

Kociolek J. P., Woodward J. C., Graeff C. New and endemic Gomphonema C. G. Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyceae) species from Hawaii. Nova Hedwigia, 2016, vol. 102, no. 1–2, pp. 141–171.

Pereira A. C., Torgan L. C., Burliga A. L., Kociolek J. P., Wetzel C. E., Ector L., Melo S. Pinnularia caprichosa sp. nov.: a diatom from a black water Brazilian Amazon system. Phytotaxa, 2015, vol. 239, iss. 3, pp. 280–286.

Kociolek J. P., Williams D. M. How to define a diatom genus? Notes on the creation and recognition of taxa, and a call for revisionary studies of diatoms. Acta Botanica Croatica, 2015, vol. 74, iss. 2, pp. 195–210.

Kociolek J. P., Spaulding S. A., Lowe R. Bacillariophyceae: The Raphid Diatoms. In: Wehr J., Shearth R., Kociolek J. P. (Eds). Freshwater Algae of North America : Ecology and Classification. 2nd Edition. New York: Academic Press, 2015, ch. 16, pp. 709–772.

Kociolek J. P., Theriot E. C., William D. M., Julius M., Stoermer E. F., Kingston J. C. Centric and Araphid Diatoms. In: Wehr J., Shearth R., Kociolek J. P. (Eds). Freshwater Algae of North America : Ecology and Classification. 2nd Edition. New York: Academic Press, 2015, ch. 15, pp. 653–708.

You Q., Kociolek J. P., Wang Q. Taxonomic studies of the diatom genus Halamphora (Bacillariophyceae) from the mountainous regions of southwest China, including the description of two new species. Phytotaxa, 2015, vol. 205, no. 2, pp. 75–89.

You Q., Kociolek J. P., Wang Q. The diatom genus Hantzschia (Bacillariophyta) in Xinjiang Province, China. Phytotaxa, 2015, vol. 197, no. 1, pp. 1–14.

Kulikovskiy M. S., Lange-Bertalot H., Witkowski A., Khursevich G. K., Kociolek J. P. Description of Eunotia species (Bacillariophyta) new to science from Lake Baikal with comments on morphology and biogeography of the genus. Phycologia, 2015, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 248–260.

Kociolek J. P., Glushchenko A. M., Kulikovskiy M. S. Typification, valve ultrastructure, and systematic position of Gomphonema gomphopleuroides Amossé ex Kociolek, Glushchenko and Kulikovskiy, an endemic diatom from Southeast Asia. Diatom Research, 2015, vol. 30, iss. 3, pp. 247–255.

Kulikovskiy M. S., Kociolek J. P., Solak C. N., Kuznetsova I. V. The diatom genus Gomphonema Ehrenberg in Lake Baikal. II. Revision of taxa from Gomphonema acuminatum and Gomphonema truncatum-capitatum complexes. Phytotaxa, 2015, vol. 233, no. 3, pp. 251–272.

Kulikovskiy M. S., Glushchenko A. M., Kociolek J. P. The diatom genus Oricymba in Vietnam and Laos with description of one new species, and a consideration of its systematic placement. Phytotaxa, 2015, vol. 227, no. 2, pp. 120–134.

You Q., Wang Q., Kociolek J. P. New Gomphonema Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyceae: Gomphonemataceae) species from Xinjiang Province, China. Diatom Research, 2015, vol. 30, iss. 1, pp. 1–12.

Kulikovskiy M. S., Kociolek J. P. The diatom genus Gomphonema Ehrenberg in Lake Baikal. I. Morphology and taxonomic history of two endemic species. Nova Hedwigia, Beiheft, 2014, vol. 143, pp. 507–518.

Burlig A. L., Torgan L. C., de Andrade E. A. N., Sutil C., Beaumord A. C., Laux M., Kociolek J. P. Changes in diatom associations with altitudinal gradient and land use in Itajai-Mirim River, Southern Brazil. Iheringia Serie Botanica, 2014, vol. 69, iss. 2, pp. 451–464.

Liu Y., Kociolek J. P., Wang Q., Tan X., Fan Y. Two new species of monoraphid diatom (Bacillariophyceae) from South of China. Phytotaxa, 2014, vol. 188, iss. 1, pp. 31–31.

Liu Y., Kociolek J. P., Wang Q. X., Fan Ya. W. A new species of Neidium (Bacillariophyceae) and a checklist of the genus from China. Diatom Research, 2014, vol. 29, iss. 2, pp. 165–173.

Burliga A. L., Kociolek J. P., Salomoni S. E., Figueiredo D. A new genus and species in the diatom family Eunotiaceae Kutzing (Bacillariophyceae) from the Amazonian hydrographic region, Brazil. Phytotaxa, 2013, vol. 79, iss. 2, pp. 47–57.

Kociolek J. P., Stepanek J. G., Lowe R. L., Johansen J. R., Sherwood A. R. Molecular data show the enigmatic cave-dwelling diatom Diprora (Bacillariophyceae) to be a raphid diatom. European Journal of Phycology, 2013, vol. 48, iss. 4, pp. 474–484.

You Q. M., Kociolek J. P., Wang Q. X. New Gomphoneis Cleve (Bacillariophyceae: Gomphonemataceae) species from Xinjiang Province, China. Phytotaxa, 2013, vol. 103, iss. 1. pp. 1–24.