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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

UMESC Teams Members

Conservation Ecology

Email: jwaide@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6269
Fax: 608-783-6066

Principal Scientists

Email: kkenow@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6278

  • Scientific lead - waterbird ecology and disturbance
  • Research activities include:
    • Evaluate waterbird habitat availability and use in the Upper Mississippi River System
    • Evaluate ecological responses to water level management practices and habitat restoration projects
    • Evaluate the potential effects of climate change on waterbirds
    • Evaluate the effects of avian diseases on waterbirds
    • Evaluate the effects of contaminants on waterbirds

Email: ekirsch@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6226

  • Scientific lead - habitat conservation and management
  • Research activities include:
    • Evaluate floodplain forest ecosystems and bird associations
    • Evaluate the effects of invasive plant species and habitat restoration projects on floodplain forest ecosystems
    • Identify important migration breeding and stopover habitats (birds and bats)
    • Develop regional or national models to evaluate the potential risk to avian wildlife from wind power and/or cellular communication towers

Email: wthogmartin@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6309

  • Scientific lead - landscape and habitat ecology
  • Research activities include:
    • Create geospatial tools for wildlife managers and decision makers, for science-based management of wildlife and plant populations
    • Develop geospatial models for rare or declining species, to identify existing habitats and sites with restoration potential

Consulting and Support Staff

Email: brgray@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6234

  • Statistical analysis
  • Field and laboratory support

Email: jrogala@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6373

  • Spatial and statistical analysis

Email: lrobinson@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6354

  • Using geospatial technology and aerial photography to count waterbirds
  • Study bird movement to assess potential risks from wind energy development
  • Development of databases and analysis of data.
  • Provide field support

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