Emily Nodine

Taxon Contributor
Ph.D. Student, Florida International University, Miami FL

Noble, Paula


O'Malley, Ian

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. -- Dr. Seuss


After spending several years as a science educator, I decided to pursue a more hands-on science career and went back to school for a Master’s degree in environmental science. While studying at Johns Hopkins, I became fascinated by the world of paleoecological proxies and learned for the first time what a diatom was. I did not study diatoms for my Master’s degree, but when the opportunity later arose to join the periphyton group at Florida International University as a PhD student, I jumped at the chance to learn more about this field that had intrigued me for so long. Currently I am working towards a PhD in biology and I hope to develop a diatom-based reconstruction of past climate cycles and tropical storm activity in Florida.

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South Florida Periphyton Group


Species Contributed

Eupodiscus radiatus |

Genera Contributed

Eupodiscus |