Hustedt Diatom Collection

The Friedrich Hustedt Diatom Study Centre (previously Hustedt Arbeitsplatz für Diatomeenkunde) was founded in 1965 at the Institute for Marine Research Bremerhaven, around Friedrich Hustedt’s private diatom collection and library. This collection was the largest private diatom collection at that time, and has, over the decades since, become the core of one of the most important public diatom collections.