Eva Windhoffer

Avian Ecologist

Eva D. Windhoffer, avian ecologist, focuses on providing technical support for avian research projects for the Louisiana and Regionwide Technical Implementation Groups (TIGs), project management of Research and Development (R&D) projects for The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), and coordination of the RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana (LA-COE). She has extensive experience as a field biologist monitoring coastal waterbirds and conducting habitat surveys. Eva’s research interests include coastal restoration, wildlife and avian ecology, and project management.

Prior to joining The Water Institute, Eva was 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 the nest success of breeding waterbirds on Louisiana’s barrier islands. She has certificates in Project Management, Science of Oil Spills (NOAA), Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique (NOAA), and Incident Command System (FEMA).