Rochelle Sturtevant

Regional Sea Grant Extension Educator


As the Great Lakes Regional Sea Grant Extension Educator, she serves as Sea Grant’s link to NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL). She is involved in the following activities:

  • Providing Sea Grant Extension Educators throughout the Great Lakes basin with timely information on GLERL activities including seminars, field research, publications, outreach products, and opportunities for collaboration;
  • Developing outreach products (including web pages) based on GLERL and NCRAIS research;
  • Providing GLERL scientists with timely access to Sea Grant activities and access to Sea Grant’s outreach capabilities.
  • See: Sturtevant’s GLERL webpage

Professional Activities

  • Sea Grant Fisheries Extension Enhancement (FEE) Great Lakes Regional Coordinator
  • NOAA NCRAIS Outreach Coordinator and NOAA NCRAIS Great Lakes Regional Coordinator
  • NOAA Invasive Species Program Management Team Outreach and Database Representative
  • Chair, NonIndigenous Aquatic Species Database Working Group
  • Great Lakes Sea Grant Network Extension Representative to the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species
  • Chair, Information and Education Committee of the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species
  • COSEE Great Lakes Science Liaison
  • GLRRIN Communications Committee
  • GLOS Education and Outreach Committees
  • Sea Grant CoastWatch Development Team
  • International Association for Great Lakes Research, Outreach Committee


  • Ph.D. in Systems Ecology from Kent State University. Dissertation “The influence of Nutrient Recycling on the Stability of Planktonic Ecosystems”

Experience, Expertise and Interests

  • General Great Lakes
  • General Systems Theory
  • Lake Erie Planktonic System (Base of the Food Web)
  • Invasive Species
  • GLERL Projects


  • Sturtevant, R et al.  2007. Chapter 3: Great Lakes: Recent History of Saltwater Vessel Traffic, Delivery of Ballast Water, and the Effect of Ballast Water Exchange on Aquatic Species Invasion. In Report to  Congress on the Efficacy of Ballast Water Exchange.  NOAA (In Review).
  • Cangelosi, R. et. 2006. The Response of Zooplankton and Phytoplankton from the North American Great Lakes to Filtration as a Possible Method to Prevent Ship-Mediated Bioinvaders.  Harmful Algae. (In Press)  
  • Sturtevant, R. 2004. Great Lakes Ecological Forecasting Needs Assessment. NOAA Technical Report TM-131. 60pp.
  • Sturtevant, R. 2007. Lake Huron Food Web. NOAA Brochure (In Review)
  • Sturtevant, R. 2007. Great Lakes New Invader: Bloody Red Shrimp (Hemimysis anomala). NOAA Brochure (In Review).
  • Sturtevant, R. 2006. Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Lake Michigan Field Station. NOAA Brochure.

Phone: (734) 741-2287
Fax: (734) 741-2055

Michigan Sea Grant Extension
NOAA – Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab
4840 South State Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108