Water sustains our planet, yet the future of our freshwater resources is tenuous, given the pressures of wasteful water abuse and climate change. Our research is aimed at creating a more resilient future for freshwater lakes and wetlands.
Our research focuses on algae, especially diatoms, which produce 30% of the world’s oxygen, serve as indicators of ecosystem change, and are at the base of aquatic food webs.
We also hope to inspire the public by engaging in outreach activities, particularly through the fine arts, to build an informed citizenry.
Right now many of us are working remotely due to COVID-19, but the research in our lab continues full steam ahead!