Colleen B. Mouw

Colleen B. Mouw


  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • PhD, Oceanography, University of Rhode Island


Dr. Mouw's research focuses on understanding physical and chemical drivers of biological variability in aquatic systems.  Her laboratory characterizes optical variability of aquatic water bodies necessary for algorithm development/evaluation and refinement leading to novel satellite products and improvement of product performance in optically complex systems. She works across a spectrum of spatial scales including inland lakes, Great Lakes and oceans.  Her laboratory uses a variety of aquatic satellite products and in situ observations to understand the response of aquatic systems to environmental change in oceans and lakes.

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Research Interests

  • Oceanography and Limnology
  • Aquatic optics and remote sensing
  • Development of novel aquatic satellite products
  • Aquatic biogeochemical processes
  • Phytoplankton ecology
  • Response of aquatic systems to environmental change