Reconstructing paleoenvironments of inland waters can provide insight into how climatic change and human impacts have affected the ecosystem. Paleoliminologists study the change in the number of diatoms and other microfossils within sediment cores to indicate environmental impact. (Image of Foraminifera - captured with a still camera).
Diatoms are among the most common types of phytoplankton, and originated more than 200 million years ago. They are commonly monitored when studying water quality, both past and present, because of their sensitivity to a variety of ecological conditions.
FlowCam reduces your analysis time, allowing you to advance your research quickly with more comprehensive data.
FlowCam is an internationally-accepted research tool, with installations on six continents. It’s used in labs – and also on docks and vessels across the globe.
The FlowCam's VisualSpreadsheet software can also process image files obtained from many types of imaging instruments.