Dr. Todd Crowl is the Director of the FIU Institute of Environment, one of the University's preeminent programs. He joined FIU in 2014 and has been leading the institute through incredible growth over the past six years. Since 2016, Crowl has been the principal investigator at FIU on CREST CAChE, an NSF-funded project focused on aquatic chemistry and water contamination, and has led the Institute of Environment into partnering with a number of universities and prestigious organizations, both nationally and abroad. He has presented important solutions to environmental threats to the White House and other decision-makers.
His research interests include aquatic ecology, predator-prey interactions, food web ecology and most recently, urban stream ecology. As Co-PI of the Luquillo Puerto Rico LTER, he has spent the last 25 years looking at energy flow between the riparian zone and the streams draining the rainforest. Other projects he leads include the role of introduced fish on native fish communities in western US lakes and the role of urbanization on sustainable freshwater resources.
Prior to joining FIU, Crowl worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Otago University before taking on a faculty position at Utah State University. In addition to being a professor of quantitative ecology at Utah State, Crowl was also the director and lead PI of the iUTAH EPSCoR program, where he worked to improve and maintain water sustainability in Utah.
Crowl has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles over the course of his career. He received his BS in Biology at The Ohio State University and his MS and PhD in Zoology at the University of Oklahoma.
- Aquatic Ecology; Quantitative Ecology; Conservation Biology
Scholarly & Creative Works
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Other Scholarly Work
principal investigator on
- Provide Specialized Support Services to the Office of Everglades Restoration Initiatives awarded by National Park Service 2021 - 2026
- CREST Phase II: Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment (CREST-CAChE) awarded by National Science Foundation 2021 - 2026
- LUQ VI - Luquillo LTER awarded by National Science Foundation 2020 - 2025
- REU Site: Understanding Coastal Ecosystems: From the Everglades to the Coral Reefs awarded by National Science Foundation 2019 - 2023
- CREST: Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment CACE awarded by National Science Foundation 2016 - 2023
- Freshwater fish monitoring in Water Conservation Area 3 and Everglades National Park awarded by National Park Service 2016 - 2022
- Impacts of Recent Fish Invasions on Native Fish Diets in the Shark River Slough: Repetition of Diet Study from 1977 to 1995 awarded by National Park Service 2018 - 2022
- Provide Specialized Support Services to the Office of Everglades Restoration Initiatives awarded by National Park Service 2016 - 2021
- Luquillo CZO: the role of hot spots and hot moments in troical landscape evolution awarded by National Science Foundation 2015 - 2021
- LTER: LTER5: Understanding Ecosystem Change in Northeastern Puerto Rico awarded by National Science Foundation 2016 - 2020
- ORNL: Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment Tropics in Puerto Rico awarded by U.S. Department of Energy 2016 - 2019
- LTER 5: Understanding Environmental Change in Northeast Puerto Rico awarded by National Science Foundation 2014 - 2016
- Provide office services and operational technical support to the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, Office of the Executive Director awarded by National Park Service 2011 - 2016
co-principal investigator on
- MRI: Development of an instrument for student and faculty research on Multimodal Environmental Observations awarded by National Science Foundation 2020 - 2025
- Investigation of the Effects of Abundant Faunal Species on P Cycling in the Everglades STAs awarded by South Florida Water Management District 2020 - 2022
- CoPe: Workshop for identifying interoperability and the data needs of the interdisciplinary models for understanding vulnerability of coastal systems to stresses and shocks associated with climate change and sea level rise awarded by National Science Foundation 2020 - 2022
- Stabilize and Protect South Florida Archeological Sites with Integrated Ecosystem Restoration awarded by National Park Service 2016 - 2022
- Everglades Foundation Student Support: Understanding Coastal Ecosystems - From the Everglades to the Coral Reefs awarded by Everglades Foundation 2021
subproject principal investigator on
- FIU ForEverglades Student Research Fund awarded by Everglades Foundation 2017 - 2026
- Decomp Physical Model: Biological Responses to Flow awarded by South Florida Water Management District 2019 - 2022
- Todd Crowl
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