William Mitsch, Ph.D.: September 2016 FGCU Author Series Nominee

Congratulations to William Mitsch, Ph.D., our 37th honoree in the FGCU Author Series of recently published books authored or edited by FGCU faculty and staff. Dr. Mitsch’s book, Wetlands, will be featured on the Library website during the month of September and displayed on a poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area.

Dr. William J. “Bill” Mitsch has been Eminent Scholar and Director, Everglades Wetland Research Park, and Juliet C. Sproul Chair for Southwest Florida Habitat Restoration and Management at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Kapnick Center field station in Naples Florida since Fall 2012. Before that he was Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science at The Ohio State University where he taught for 26 years; he is Founding Director of the 50-acre Olentangy River Wetland Research Park in Columbus. He also holds courtesy faculty appointments at University of Florida, University of Notre Dame, and University of South Florida. His over 600 publications, reports, abstracts and books, include the 5th edition of the popular textbook Wetlands completed in April 2015. He is editor-in-chief of the international journal Ecological Engineering, which he founded in 1992. He was awarded the 2004 Stockholm Water Prize by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. He has also been awarded the Ramsar Award for Merit from the Ramsar Convention in Switzerland (2015), 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). He received a Doctorate honoris causa from the University of Tartu, Estonia and an Einstein Professorship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, both in 2010.

Each month a recent book authored by FGCU staff or faculty is selected and placed on display with an accompanying poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area. The author and book are also featured on the Library’s website, news blog, and Facebook page. FGCU faculty and staff are encouraged to notify the relevant subject specialist librarian if they publish a book.