David becomes Dr. Berthold
3-17-21: Congratulations to Dr. David Berthold who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Productivity of diatom Fistulifera alcalina in bacterial co-culture and comparative mitogenomics of Fistulifera species." David conducted his research in the laboratory of our colleague Dr. Dail Laughinghouse at University of Florida IFAS. We are so excited for David in his next steps as leader in the field of applied phycology.
Franco and Evelyn give Diatom Web Academy presentation
3-16-21: Franco and Evelyn presented a talk on "Long-term studies of calcareous benthic assemblages, Florida Everglades" for the Diatom Web Academy. This recorded presentation provides a synopsis of our lab's research on diatoms, highlighting long-term ecological, taxonomic, and restoration assessment studies.
Katie Stansbury wins best poster award
2-05-21: We celebrate with Katie Stansbury upon her receipt of an award for her poster presentation "Drivers of extracellular polysaccharide production by a mat-forming diatom" at the 2021 Virtual FIU Biosymposium. Katie also successfully passed her qualifying exams and will be publicly defending her thesis proposal on April 15 at 1 pm. Let us know if you would like to attend via zoom.
Katie Johnson joins the lab!
10-5-20: 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 the lab of Dr. Kalina Manoylov, where she studied the biodiversity of diatoms in South Carolina rivers.
Kristy defends her thesis on phytoplankton assembly
11-09-20: Congratulations to Kristy Sullivan for successfully defending her thesis: "Long-term and seasonal drivers of phytoplankton assembly in a subtropical monomictic lake." We are so proud of you!
FIU Next Horizon: Dedicated to Protecting the Everglades
FIU's Next Horizon Capital Campaign is dedicated to protecting the Everglades. Check out this video featuring Evelyn with the CEO of the Everglades Foundation, Eric Eikenberg.
Evelyn Gaiser presented "Lakes Write Music. Science listens." at the fifth TEDxFIU (November 16, 2016). Evelyn translated high-frequency lake data to music in order to better understand changes. "Lake Annie's Song" was created with data by Evelyn, arranged by Marcus Norris, and performed by Yaniv M. Cohen, Aryam Gonzalez, and Thomas Lopez (FIU School of Music) at TEDxFIU.
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.
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