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Dr. Todd Crowl

Director and Professor

|Florida International University

Dr. Todd A. Crowl is an ecologist with more than 35 years of experience working on interdisciplinary projects related to ecosystems science and aquatic ecology. He has been a Senior Scientist in the Luquillo LTER Program located in Puerto Rico since 1994. The LUQ LTER is part of a national network of sites designed to understand long-term dynamics of important global ecosystems. From 2009-2011, he directed the Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LTER) for the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2012, he was awarded a $20 million grant to establish iUTAH, a statewide effort to assist in building the human and research infrastructure needed to sustainably manage Utah’s waters through the NSF EPSCoR Program. Most recently, he and FIU collaborators have received $10 million from NSF for the Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment. Crowl was a Bullard Fellow at Harvard University and an Office of Research Professor at the University of Notre Dame. Crowl is the Founding Director of Florida International University's Institute of Environment, an FIU Pre-eminent Program (environment.fiu.edu) that includes more than 150 faculty that provide fundamental and applied research on freshwater, coastal and terrestrial ecosystems. In 2023, Crowl and colleagues received a $9.5 million award from NIST to design and build a Robotics and Autonomous Vehicle Systems Center to advance the development and use of Drone technology for environmental problem-solving. Crowl is the past President of the Association of Ecosystem Research Centers and is on the Board of Directors for the American Institute of Biological Sciences, The Southeastern Universities Research Association and the Biscayne Bay Watershed Management Advisory Board.

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