Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program

Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program

Long Term Resource Monitoring

 

Contacts

Principal Scientists

Email: bickes@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6298
Fax: 608-783-6006

  • Scientific lead - fisheries
  • Oversees the collection and analysis of LTRMP fisheries data
  • Research activities include:
    • Freshwater community ecology
    • Flood risks associated with cumulative engineering practices
    • Adaptive management
    • Systems modeling
    • Data visualization

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  • Scientific lead - vegetation
  • Oversees the collection and analysis of LTRMP vegetation data
  • Research activities include:
    • Vegetation response to water level fluctuations
    • Flood-induced forest succession
    • Restoration of riverine ecological processes

Email: kjankowski@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6242
Fax: 608-783-6006

  • Scientific lead - water quality
  • Oversees the collection and analysis of LTRMP water quality data
  • Research activities include:
    • Dynamics of dissolved oxygen, respiration, and primary production in the Mississippi River system

Email: jrogala@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6373
Fax: 608-783-6006

  • Scientific lead - bathymetry
  • Scientific support (UMESC and field stations)
    • Database quality assurance
    • Geospatial data development
    • Data analysis and reporting
    • Survey designs

Email: jsauer@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6376
Fax: 608-783-6006

  • Scientific lead - invertebrates
  • Administrative support
  • Coordinates field operations for fisheries and aquatic vegetation monitoring
  • Research activities include:
    • Investigating waterfowl die-offs associated with the invasive faucet snail (Bithynia tentaculata)

Email: lrobinson@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6354
Fax: 608-783-6006

  • Coordinates/implements geospatial development/analysis projects
    • Collection of aerial photography
    • Development of geospatial datasets (e.g., land cover, aquatic areas)
    • Processing of elevation data (LIDAR)
  • Scientific lead - Landscape Ecology
  • Ecologist

Email: brgray@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6234
Fax: 608-783-6006

  • Statistical analysis

Consulting and Support Staff

Email: xyuan@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6302
Fax: 608-783-6006

  • Laboratory supervisor, water quality

Email: rkreiling@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6346
Fax: 608-783-6006

  • Laboratory technician, water quality
  • Benjamin A. Schlifer

Email: bschlifer@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6359
Fax: 608-783-6006

  • Database programming/management

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