EcoSummit 2016 Co-Chair and Plenary Speaker

William J. Mitsch, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA

William J. Mitsch

William Mitsch is currently Eminent Scholar and Director, Everglades Wetland Research Park, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA. Before October 2012 he was Distinguished Professor of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University and Director of the University's Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park. William’s research and teaching has focused on wetland biogeochemistry, wetland creation and restoration, ecological engineering, and ecosystem modeling. Among his awards, Mitsch and his frequent colleague Sven Jørgensen of Denmark received the 2004 Stockholm Water Prize. He also received the National Wetland Research Award (1996) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environmental Law Institute, the Theodore M. Sperry Award (2005) for a career in ecosystem restoration from the Society for Ecological Restoration, and a SWS Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) from the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS). William’s Olentangy River Wetland Research Park at Ohio State University achieved the status as the 24th USA Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in June 2008 from the Ramsar Convention in Switzerland

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