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Everglades Wetland Research Park

Everglades Wetland Research Park

Director: William J. Mitsch










Eminent Scholar and Director, Everglades Wetland Research Park 

Juliet C. Sproul Chair for Southwest Florida Habitat Restoration and Management
Professor of Marine and Ecological Science
Florida Gulf Coast University

Other appointments:

Courtesy Professor, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida
Courtesy Professor of Soil and Water Science, University of Florida
Guest Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
Chair, U.S. National Ramsar Committee
Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University


Everglades Wetland Research Park
110 Kapnick Center
Florida Gulf Coast University
4940 Bayshore Drive
Naples Florida 34112 USA

Phone: office: +1 239 325 1365
mobile: +1 614 946-6715
FAX: office: +1 239-732-7043


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Dr. William J. “Bill” Mitsch has been Eminent Scholar and Director, Everglades Wetland Research Park, and Sproul Chair for Southwest Florida Habitat Restoration and Management at Florida Gulf Coast University since October 2012.  He is Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University where he taught for 26 years and is Founding Director of the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park. He holds courtesy or honorary faculty appointments at University of South FloridaUniversity of Florida, University of Notre Dame, Tartu University (Estonia), and Nanjing Forestry University (China). His research and teaching have focused on wetland ecology and biogeochemistry, wetland creation and restoration, ecological engineering and ecosystem restoration, and ecosystem modeling. His over 600 publications, reports, abstracts and books, including 5 editions of the popular textbook Wetlands. He is editor-in-chief of the international journal Ecological Engineering. In August 2004 he was awarded the 2004 Stockholm Water Prize by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. He has also been awarded the Ramsar Convention Award for Merit (2015), an Einstein Professorship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010), the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Wetland Scientists (2007), and the Theodore M. Sperry Award from the Society for Ecological Restoration International (2005). Dr. Mitsch has advised to completion 77 graduate students, including 24 Ph.D. students, at four universities. Seventeen of his former graduate students and post-docs are teaching at colleges and universities around the USA and world.