Fall 2018 eNewsletter

Fall Announcements

Mark Rowe Joins the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory as a Physical Research Scientist

It is with great enthusiasm that we congratulate Dr. Mark Rowe on his new position at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Mark recently joined NOAA GLERL as a Physical Research Scientist on the Ecosystem Dynamics team. During his time with CIGLR, Mark was instrumental in developing experimental harmful algal bloom and hypoxia forecast models that deliver critical information to stakeholders. He will build on this work in his new position, focusing on models that link Great Lakes biology and hydrodynamics to further support Great Lakes nutrient and fisheries management. CIGLR was fortunate to have Mark on our team for 3 years as an Assistant Research Scientist and one year as a CIGLR postdoctoral scholar. We look forward to the many years of continued collaboration!

Congratulations to CIGLR Assistant Research Scientist Mark Rowe on his new position at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Pictured left to right: Dr. Thomas Johengen (CIGLR Assistant Director and Research Scientist), Dr. Mark Rowe (NOAA GLERL Research Scientist) and Dr. Bradley Cardinale (CIGLR Director and University of Michigan Professor).

Mark Rowe Receives the NOAA Outstanding Exhibition of Unified Modeling Award

Prior to leaving CIGLR and joining NOAA GLERL, Mark Rowe and coauthors Doran Mason (NOAA GLERL), Felix Martinez (NOAA NCCOS) and Eric Anderson (NOAA GLERL) received the NOAA award for Outstanding Exhibition of Unified Modeling during the NOAA General Modeling Meeting and Fair in College Park, Maryland. Their research was titled “Developing ecological forecasts and applications linked to the Great Lakes Operational Forecast System models.” This award is given in recognition of exhibits that exemplify efficient and effective modeling to support scientific and technical advancement of both understanding and practical applications that inspires attendees on successful unified modeling to advance NOAA’s mission. NOAA General Modeling Meeting and Fair was held September 10-12, 2018.

Mark Rowe receives the NOAA award for Outstanding Exhibition of Unified Modeling. Pictured left to right: John Dunne (NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory), Hendrik Tolman (National Weather Service), Mark Rowe (CIGLR/NOAA GLERL) and Jason Link (NOAA Fisheries).

CIGLR Awards Environmental Journalism Scholarships to Regional Consortium Students

Five students from CIGLR’s Regional Consortium universities were awarded competitive scholarships to attend the nation’s largest gathering of environmental reporters at the 28th Annual Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) Conference on October 3-7, 2018 in Flint, Michigan. The SEJ is an association of professional journalists dedicated to strengthening the quality, reach, and viability of journalism across all media to advance public understanding of environmental issues.

SEJ scholarship recipient, Ed Makowski, reflected on his conference experience and said, “Attending the SEJ Conference was a remarkable opportunity. The CIGLR scholarship allowed me to meet and learn from professional journalists working in the field, who were generous in sharing their knowledge, methods, and experiences.”

Hosted by the University of Michigan-Flint, highlights of this year’s conference included sessions on honing the craft of environmental reporting and critical election-related issues, such as water rights and bridging the urban-rural divide.

CIGLR scholarship recipients at the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Conference in Flint, Michigan. Pictured left to right: Adam Reinhardt (University of Minnesota Duluth), Samantha Shriber (Central Michigan University), Talis Shelbourne (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee), Ed Makowski (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee) and Julia Montag (University of Michigan).