Mark D. Rowe, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist
PhD, Michigan Technological University (environmental engineering)
MS, Michigan Technological University (environmental engineering)
MS, Colorado School of Mines (metallurgical and materials engineering)
BS, Ohio State University (welding engineering)
Mark Rowe's research focuses on biophysical modeling with the goals of understanding the dynamics of Great Lakes ecosystems, and developing forecasts and applications to resource management. Biophysical models consist of mathematical representations of biological, food web, or biogeochemical processes linked to hydrodynamic models. Recent topics include estimating the impacts of invasive quagga mussels on primary production, nutrient cycles, and the lower food web of Lake Michigan, and forecasts of harmful algal blooms and hypoxia in Lake Erie.
My previous research topics have included field measurements and modeling of the fate and transport of persistent organic pollutants in the Great Lakes, and of atmosphere-lake interactions.
M.D. Rowe, E.J. Anderson, T. T. Wynne, R. P. Stumpf, D. L. Fanslow, K. Kijanka, H. A. Vanderploeg, T. W. Davis. Vertical distribution of buoyant Microcystis blooms in a Lagrangian particle tracking model for short-term forecasts in Lake Erie. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, submitted
M.D. Rowe, D.R. Obenour, T.F. Nalepa, H.A. Vanderploeg, F. Yousef, W.C. Kerfoot. 2015. Mapping the spatial distribution of invasive dreissenid mussel biomass and filter-feeding impact in Lake Michigan. Freshwater Biology, 60(11), 2270-2285.
M.D. Rowe, E.J. Anderson, J. Wang, H.A. Vanderploeg. 2015. Modeling the effect of invasive quagga mussels on the spring phytoplankton bloom in Lake Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 41(Supplement 3):49-65, doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2014.12.018.
H.A. Bootsma, M.D. Rowe, C.N. Brooks, H.A. Vanderploeg. 2015. Commentary: The need for model development related to Cladophora and nutrient management in Lake Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 41(Supplement 3):7-15, doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2015.03.023.
X. Zhang, K.R. Rygwelski, M.D. Rowe, R. Rossmann, R.G. Kreis Jr. 2015. Global and regional contributions to total mercury concentrations in Lake Michigan water. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 42(1):62-69, doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2015.10.010.
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