Author Archive: Mike

David becomes Dr. Berthold

David participated in FIU commencement and was honored with the Best Dissertation in the College of Arts, Sciences and Education and the Real Triumphs Award – the top award FIU gives to only a few graduates each year. Congratulations, David!!


Katie Johnson joins the lab!

We are so excited that Katie Johnson has joined our lab in a Research Analyst position! She’ll be identifying and counting Everglades algae and helping us with our diatom database. Katie recently received her master’s degree from Georgia College in…
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In Deep with Diatoms

The “In Deep with Diatoms” exhibit at FIU’s Frost Art Museum featured paintings of diatoms by the Tropical Botanic Artists and diatom sculptures by Xavier Cortada. The artists worked closely with our lab to develop these pieces.


President Obama at Everglades National Park on Earth Day

Evelyn meets POTUS

Evelyn Gaiser met President Obama during his visit to Everglades National Park on Earth Day (April 22, 2015).  Melissa Block interviewed Dr. Evelyn Gaiser for NPR’s All Things Considered the day before President Obama’s visit to Everglades National Park.