Mark D. Rowe

Mark Rowe develops models to understand and predict changes in the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the Great Lakes. His recent work has focused on development of linked hydrodynamic and biological models to simulate harmful algal blooms and hypoxia in Lake Erie, and impacts of invasive quagga mussels on primary production, nutrient cycles, and the lower food web of Lake Michigan. He has contributed to forecast models that provide timely and actionable information to public water systems, anglers, and recreational users of Lake Erie. Dr. Rowe received MS and PhD degrees from Michigan Technological University where he conducted research on measurement and modeling of atmospheric deposition of persistent organic pollutants to Lake Superior.


PhD Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2009
MS Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University
MS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1999
BS Welding Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1997

Research Interests:

Computer numerical models. Physical ecology and biogeochemistry of freshwater systems.

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