Xavier Cortada and Evelyn Gaiser discuss the intersection of art and science

6-17-21: Artist Xavier Cortada interviewed Evelyn at FIU about the intersection of art and science. The interview will be available at the Diatom Court at Pinecrest Gardens. Here are a few of the other permanent installations from Cortada's collaborations with the diatom lab:

Florida is...Sunshine. Florida Turnpike Turkey Lake Plaza.

Diatom Fountain. Smathers Plaza, Little Havanna, Miami, FL.

Diatom Mural. Jack Orr Plaza, Miami-Dade Housing Authority, Overtown, FL.

Evelyn gives public lecture on Why Diatoms Matter

6-14-21:  Evelyn Gaiser presented a virtual talk "Why diatoms matter" at the Biscayne National Park Institute. This talk is in conjunction with the Diatomaceous Dreams exhibit of diatom-inspired art by Richard Cohen which 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. The exhibit opening and reception with social distancing is on June 27 from 1-3 p.m.

Paige, Tommy, and Katie write poetry inspired by Everglades periphyton

As part of Evelyn Gaiser's Fall 2020 course on Creative Science Communication, Paige Kleindl, Tommy Shannon, and Katie Stansbury composed these poems and art pieces inspired by the Everglades. Click on the images below to view their poems.

Evelyn gives TEDxFIU talk "Lakes Write Music, Science is Listening"

Listen to Evelyn's TEDxFIU presentation: "Lakes Write Music, Science is Listening."

Fusion Media Network features Gaiser lab research in documentary

Take a tour of our field research in the documentary Everglades Under Attack by Fusion Media Network.

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. The Tropical Botanic Artists exhibit In Deep with Diatoms has been showcased in exhibits at Glenn Hubert Library, Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Biscayne National Park, Deering Estate, and Konza Prairie Biological Station. One of the paintings of the diatom Encyonema evergladianum by Pauline Goldsmith was showcased for several months at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Dr. Evelyn Gaiser
George M. Barley, Jr., Eminent Scholars Chair
Institute of Environment
11200 S.W. 8th Street, CASE 253
Miami, Florida 33199
Email: gaisere@fiu.edu