Dr. Evelyn Gaiser is an internationally recognized professor of wetland and aquatic ecology specializing in algal community structure in lakes and wetlands. She was appointed Executive Director of FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) and Associate Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences in 2015. Since 2007, she has served as the Lead Principal Investigator of the Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program. At LTER she has actively led and built interdisciplinary research groups that seek and implement solutions to environmental challenges.
Dr. Gaiser is well published, having authored over 70 publications, and has been awarded nearly $25 million for her research during the past two decades, including a $5.88 million grant renewal for the FCE LTER program in 2012. She is also Associate Editor of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution and Wetlands and has served as a special issue editor for several publications. Additionally, she serves on the executive boards of the National Long-Term Ecological Research Network, the International Association of Diatom Research, and she serves on the steering committee of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network.