An aquatic ecologist, Todd Crowl is a co-founder of FIU’s Sea Level Solutions Center. He is also the director of the Southeast Environmental Research Center as well as founder and inaugural director of the Institute of Water & Environment. His research focuses on aquatic ecology, predator prey interactions, food web ecology and, most recently, urban stream ecology.
As co-principal investigator of the Luquillo Puerto Rico Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LTER), he has spent the last 25 years looking at energy flow between tropical rain forests and rivers and food web dynamics. Prior to joining FIU, Crowl was a program officer at the NSF where he directed the U.S. LTER Program. He has been a Bullard Fellow at Harvard University and a Research Fellow in the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center. Crowl was the PI and director of the Utah EPSCoR Water Sustainability Program at Utah State University.
In his 2015 TEDxFIU talk, Crowl discusses how the next generation of scientists could find a solution to sea level rise.
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