Mark Rowe

Assistant Research Scientist

Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research
NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
4840 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Mark Rowe works on developing 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, 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.


  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2009
  • M.S., Envronmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • M.S., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 1999
  • B.S., Welding Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1997