Eva Windhoffer

Avian Ecologist

Eva Windhoffer, Coastal Wildlife Ecologist and Coordinator for the RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana, joined the Institute in 2020 coming to the team after three years as a coastal resources scientist with the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO) where she helped conducted Natural Resource Damage Assessments and implement and monitor coastal restoration projects.

Eva received her bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland, College Park in Natural Resources Management and then received her master’s degree from Nicholls State University in 2017 in Marine and Environmental Biology, where she studied breeding waterbird responses to mammalian control on Louisiana’s barrier islands.

She has certificates in HazMat Technician 40 hours, Science of Oil Spills (NOAA), Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (NOAA), and Incident Command System (FEMA). She also has extensive experience as a field biologist monitoring coastal waterbirds, conducting vegetation surveys, invasive plant control, and sea turtle nest surveys. Eva’s research interests include coastal restoration, wildlife and avian ecology, and conservation.