Craig Stow

Craig Stow has been a scientist at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) in Ann Arbor, MI since 2006. His work focuses on modeling and data analysis, mostly related to nutrient dynamics in the Great Lakes. Craig graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Environmental Technology, began his career in the aquatic sciences washing dishes at a Red Lobster restaurant, then moved to Louisiana for a Master’s degree in Marine Sciences at Louisiana State University. After graduating he worked for several years in the LA Department of Environmental Quality before returning to school for a PhD at Duke University. Craig began Great Lakes-related work while a post-doc in the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to moving to GLERL Craig was on the faculty at the University of South Carolina. Craig enjoys music, has played the guitar rather badly for years, and is considering expanding to banjo or mandolin. He spends much of his summer battling weeds in the garden and fall cutting firewood so he can spend winter in front of the wood stove sipping good whiskey.


PhD Duke University, 1992
MS Louisiana State University, 1982
BS Cornell University, 1977

Research Interests:

Aquatic ecosystem modeling and uncertainty assessment, nutrient dynamics, Bayesian modeling, causal analysis

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