Mary Anne Evans
Research Ecologist, Great Lakes Science Center
Biography: Mary Anne Evans is a scientist at the USGS Great Lakes Science Center where she contributes to the coastal ecology program. Her current research focuses on river influences in western Lake Erie, associated harmful algal blooms (HABs), nutrient and algal dynamics in other river influenced nearshore areas of the Great Lakes, and mathematical modeling of coastal eutrophication and hypoxia. Prior to joining the USGS, she studied hypoxic “dead zones” in Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico as a post-doctoral scientist at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment and recreational lakes in Michigan as a post-doctoral scientist at Michigan State University. She received her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Michigan, studying the phytoplankton ecology of arctic lakes.