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.
Our lab is dedicated to an inclusive and diverse environment that celebrates individual differences and advances opportunities for people interested in algae.
The Diatomaceous Dreams exhibit of beautiful diatom-inspired art by Richard Cohen will be on display from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily from June 11 through Sept. 12 at the Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery