William J. Mitsch
Everglades Wetland Research Park
Juliet C. Sproul Chair for Southwest Florida Habitat Restoration and Management
110 Kapnick Center
Florida Gulf Coast University
4940 Bayshore Drive
Naples Florida 34112 USA
+1 239 325 1365
The Everglades Wetland Research Park on the campus of the Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida, is a Florida Gulf Coast University facility designed to provide teaching, research, and service related to wetland, river, and coastal science and ecological engineering. At the research park, we seek to understand:
The overall goals of our facility are the same as that of the university: teaching, research, and service, but in a soggy environment! We have and will continue to contribute to the restoration and conservation of wetlands in the Florida Everglades (the sawgrass “river of grass”, Big Cypress Swamp, coastal mangrove swamps) and wetlands around the world.
|CREATING AND RESTORING WETLANDS TO SOLVE LANDSCAPE AND GLOBAL POLLUTION PROBLEMS|
EWRP Director Bill Mitsch has presented a guest lecture entitled “Phosphorus and nitrogen and carbon, Oh My!” around the world in 2015-17. The lecture describes how wetlands can and should be restored and created to improve water quality and sequester carbon from the atmosphere. Presentations were at University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada;Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany; Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey; Northeast China Normal University, Changchen, China; Beihan University and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; Friends of Fakahatchee, Everglades City, Florida; Ohio State University, Mansfield, Ohio; University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland; Kristenstad University, Kristenstad, Sweden; 3rd Wetlands Conference, Cuiaba, Brazil; EcoSummit 2016, Montpellier, France; Institute of Ecology, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico; and University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Two web broadcasts of his presentations are available here:
Videos of FGCU Professor Bill Mitsch speaking on Wetlands and FGCU Professor Win Everham talking about Water and Plants. Produced by Maran Hilgendorf, Communications Manager of Charlotte Harbor National Estuarine Program Office.