Ingrid Juettner

Contact Details

Dr Ingrid Jüttner
Natural Sciences
National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park
CF10 3NP

Phone: +44 (0)29 2057 3127

Staff Name

Dr Ingrid Jüttner

Job Title

Principal Curator: Botany (Diatoms)

Areas of Responsibility:

Responsible for managing the diatom collection. Undertakes research and consultancy in diatom taxonomy and ecology, contributes to public engagement to a wide range of audiences in Botany and Aquatic Ecology.

Qualifications, memberships and relevant positions

Dr. rer. nat. Fellow of the Linnean Society. Member of the International Society for Diatom Research, British Phycological Society, British Ecological Society, German Society for Biological Systematics, Marine Biological Association.

Research Interests

Taxonomy, ecology and biogeography of diatoms. Diatom flora of Britain and Ireland, the Himalaya, alpine and nordic habitats, and the Falkland Islands. Applied ecology using diatoms to study effects of acidification, pollution and climate change on freshwater ecosystems.


Selected Publications

Van de Vijver B., Jüttner I., Wetzel C.E., Ector L. 2021. Observations on the type material of Achnanthidium affine (Achnanthidiaceae, Bacillariophyta). Notulae Algarum No. 208.

Chudaev D., Jüttner I., Van de Vijver B. Fragilaria irregularis, a new Fragilaria species (Fragilariaceae, Bacillariophyta) from the River Adegoy, Krasnodar Territory, Russia. Phytotaxa508(2), 221–228.

Chudaev D., Jüttner I., Levkov Z. 2021. The genus Navicula (Bacillariophyceae, Naviculaceae) from the valley of the Adegoy River (Krasnodar Territory, Russia) and description of two new species. Phytotaxa 494(2), 208-218.

Cleal C.J., Pardoe H.S., Slade K., Whyman S., Tangney R.S., Jüttner I. 2021. The Welsh National Herbarium. Botany Letters

Chudaev D., Jüttner I., Glushchenko A., Kulikovskiy M., Gurung S., Williams D.M. 2020. On the geographical distribution of Navicula nielsfogedii J.C. Taylor & Cocquyt. Diatom Research, DOI: 10.1080/0269249X.2020.1758794

Jüttner I., Kelly M.G., Evans S., Probert H., Orange A., Ector L., Marsh-Smith S. 2020. Assessing the impact of land use and liming on stream quality, diatom assemblages and juvenile salmon in Wales, United Kingdom. Ecological Indicators

Lai G.G., Ector L., Jüttner I., Padedda B.M., Wetzel C.E. 2020. Cocconeis intermedia Peragallo & Héribaud (Bacillariophyta): new information on morphology, distribution and ecology of a poorly known diatom species. Nova Hedwigia 111(3–4), 245–269.

Jüttner I., Chudaev D., Kusber W.-H. 2020. Re-examination of the type materials of Navicula exilisand Navicula cryptocephala (Naviculaceae, Bacillariophyceae). Phytotaxa 472(2), 123–134.

Chudaev D., Jüttner I. 2020. Diatoms of the genus Navicula from waterbodies of the Voronezh Region, Russia.  Novosti sistematiki nizshikh rastenii — Novitates Systematicae Plantarum non Vascularium 54(2), 337–353.;

Jüttner I., Bennion H., Carter C., Cox E.J., Ector L., Flower R., Jones V., Kelly M.G., Mann D.G., Sayer C., Turner, J. A., Williams D.M. 2019. Freshwater Diatom Flora of Britain and Ireland. Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. Available online at

Yang S.-Q., Zhang W., Blanco S., Jüttner I., Wu Z.-X. 2019. Delicata chongqingensis sp. nov., a new cymbelloid species (Bacillariophyceae) from Daning River, Chongqing, China. Phytotaxa, 393(1): 57–66.

Wetzel C.E., Jüttner I., Gurung S,. Ector L. 2019. Analysis of the type material of Achnanthes minutissima var. macrocephala Hust. (Bacillariophyta) and description of two new small capitate Achnanthidium species from Europe and the Himalaya. Plant Ecology and Evolution 152(2): 340–350.

Jüttner I., Van de Vijver B.,Williams D.M., Lange-Bertalot H., Ector L. 2018. A preliminary account of the species in the genus Eunotia(Bacillariophyta) in the Falkland Islands and species-area relationships in sub-Antarctic islands. Diatom Research 33(4): 413–452.

Zhang W., Wang T., Levkov Z., Jüttner I., Ector L., Zhou Q.-C. 2019. Halamphora daochengensis sp. nov., a new freshwater diatom species (Bacillariophyceae) from a small mountain lake, Sichuan Province, China. Phytotaxa 404(1): 12–22.

Jüttner I., Mann D.G., Trobajo R., Shubert E. 2019. Eileen J. Cox: her journey with diatoms. Plant Ecology and Evolution 152(2): 111–119.

Trobajo R., Mann D.G., Jüttner I., Van de Vijver B. 2019. Tribute to Eileen J. Cox – Editorial. Plant Ecology and Evolution 152(2): 109-110.

Jüttner I., Gurung S., Gurung A., Sharma C.M. 2019. Diatom biodiversity in the lake littoral of Rara Lake, a high altitude lake in the Himalaya of western Nepal. Voprosy sovremennoi algologii [Issues of modern algology]. 2019. no. 2 (20). P. 154–158. URL:

Jüttner I., Wetzel C.E., Williams D.M., Ector L. 2019. Investigations of the type materials of Achnanthes parallela J.R.Carter and Achnanthes petersenii Hustedt (Bacillariophyceae) and re-evaluation of the genus RossithidiumBotany Letters

Zhang W., Jüttner I., Cox E.J., Chen Q., Tan H. 2018. Cymbella liyangensis sp. nov., a new cymbelloid species (Bacillariophyceae) from streams in North Tianmu Mountain, Jiangsu province, China. Phytotaxa 348(1): 14–22.

Van de Vijver B., Jüttner I. 2018. Eunotia manguinii nom. et stat. nov., a new name for the sub-Antarctic Eunotia populations formerly identified as E. muscicola Krasske. Notulae algarum 59: 1–3

Gurung S., Gurung A. , Sharma C.M., Jüttner I., Tripathee L., Bajracharya R.M., Raut N., Pradhananga P., Sitaula B.K., Zhang Y., Kang S., Guo J. 2018. Hydrochemistry of Lake Rara: a high mountain lake in western Nepal. Lakes & Reservoirs 23(2): 87–97.

Jüttner I., Kociolek J.P., Gurung S., Gurung A., Sharma C.M., Levkov Z., Williams D.M., Ector L. 2019. The genus Gomphonema(Bacillariophyta) in Rara Lake, Nepal: taxonomy, morphology, habitat distribution and description of five new species. Diatom Research 33(3): 283–320. Diatom Research published online:

Jüttner I., Williams D.M., Gurung S., Van de Vijver B., Levkov Z., Sharma C.M., Sharma S., Cox E. 2017. The genus Odontidium (Bacillariophyta) in the Himalaya – a preliminary account of some taxa and their distribution. Phytotaxa 332(1): 1–21.

Jüttner I., Williams D.M., Levkov Z., Falasco E., Battegazzore M., Cantonati M., Van de Vijver B., Angele C., Ector L. 2015. Reinvestigation of the type material for Odontidium hyemale (Roth) Kützing and related species, with description of four new species in the genus Odontidium (Fragilariaceae, Bacillariophyta). Phytotaxa 234(1), 1-36.

Jüttner I., Ector L., Reichardt E., Van de Vijver B., Jarlman A., Krokowski J., Cox E.J. 2013. Gomphonema varioreduncum sp. nov. a new species from northern and western Europe and a re-examination of Gomphonema exilissimum. Diatom Research 28(3), 303-316.

Krstić S.S., Pavlov A., Levkov Z., Jüttner I. 2013. New Eunotia taxa in core samples from Lake Panch Pokhari in the Nepalese Himalaya. Diatom Research 28(2), 203-217.

Cantonati M., Füreder L., Gerecke R., Jüttner I., Cox E.J. 2012. Crenic habitats, hotspots for freshwater biodiversity conservation: toward an understanding of their ecology. Freshwater Science 31(2), 463-480.

Jüttner I., Chimonides P.D.J., Ormerod S.J. 2012. Developing a diatom monitoring network in an urban river-basin: initial assessment and site selection. Hydrobiologia 695, 137-151.

Sharma C.M., Sharma S., Bajracharya R.M., Gurung S., Jüttner I., Kang, S., Zhang Q. 2012. First results on bathymetry and limnology of high-altitude lakes in the Gokyo Valley, Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, Nepal. Limnology 13, 181-192.

Van de Vijver B., Jüttner I., Gurung S., Sharma C., Sharma S., de Haan M., Cox E.J. 2011. The genus Cymbopleura (Cymbellales, Bacillariophyta) from high altitude freshwater habitats, Everest National Park, Nepal, with the description of two new species. Fottea 11(2), 245-269.

Jüttner I., Chimonides P.D.J., Ormerod S.J., Cox E.J. 2010. Ecology and biogeography of Himalayan diatoms: distribution along gradients of altitude, stream habitat and water chemistry. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 177(4), 293-11.

Jüttner I., Krammer K., Van de Vijver B., Tuji A., Simkhada B., Gurung S., Sharma S., Sharma C., Cox E.J. 2010. Oricymba (Cymbellales, Bacillariophyceae), a new diatom genus and three new species from the Nepalese Himalaya. Phycologia 49(5), 407-423.

Jüttner I., Chimonides P.J., Ormerod S.J. 2010. Using diatoms as quality indicators for a newly-formed urban lake and its catchment. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 162, 47-65.

Lewis B., Jüttner I.,Reynolds B., Marsh-Smith S., Ormerod S.J. 2007. Comparative assessment of stream acidity using diatoms and macroinvertebrates: implications for river management and conservation. Aquatic Conservation. Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 17, 502-519.

Simkhada B., Jüttner I., Chimonides P.J. 2006. Diatoms in lowland ponds of Koshi Tappu, Eastern Nepal – relationships with chemical and habitat characteristics. International Revue of Hydrobiology 91(6), 574-593.

Jüttner I., Reichardt E., Cox E.J. 2004. Taxonomy and ecology of some new Gomphonema species common in Himalayan streams. Diatom Research 19(2),235-264.

Hirst H., Chaud F., Delabie C., Jüttner I., Ormerod S.J. 2004. Assessing the short-term response of stream diatoms to acidity using inter-basin transplantations and chemical diffusing substrates. Freshwater Biology 49, 1072-1088.

Jüttner I., Sharma S., Dahal B.M., Ormerod S.J., Chimonides P.J., Cox E.J. 2003. Diatoms as indicators of stream quality in the Kathmandu Valley and Middle Hills of Nepal and India. Freshwater Biology 48, 2065-2084.

Hirst H., Jüttner I. & Ormerod S. 2002. Comparing the response of diatoms and macroinvertebrates to metals in upland streams of Wales and Cornwall. Freshwater Biology 47, 1752-1765.

Cantonati M., Corradini G., Jüttner I. & Cox E.J. 2001. Diatom assemblages in high mountain streams of the Alps and the Himalaya. Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 123, 37-61.

Jüttner I., Cox E.J., Ormerod S.J. 2000. New or poorly known diatoms from Himalayan streams. Diatom Research 15(2), 237-262.

Hinderer M., Jüttner I., Winkler R., Steinberg C.E.W., Kettrup A. 1998. Comparing trends in lake acidification using hydrochemical modeling and paleolimnology: the case of the Herrenwieser See, Black Forest, Germany. The Science of the Total Environment 218, 113-121.

Jüttner I., Lintelmann J., Michalke B., Winkler R., Steinberg C.E.W., Kettrup A. 1997. The acidification of the Herrenwieser See, Black Forest, Germany, before and during industrialization. Water Research 31, 1194-1206.

Ormerod S.J., Rundle S.D., Wilkinson S.M., Daly G.P., Dale K.M., Jüttner I. 1994. Altitudinal trends in the diatoms, bryophytes, macroinvertebrates and fish of a Nepalese river system. Freshwater Biology 32, 309-322.