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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Jim RogalaJim Rogala

Position title:  Fishery biologist

Email:  jrogala@usgs.gov
Phone: 608.781.6373
Fax: 608.783.6066

Education:
1980 B.S., Biology, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

Primary Responsibilities/Activities: 
I primarily act as a support scientist for the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) on the Upper Mississippi River (UMR).  The support is provided through coordination with field staff, database quality assurance, and data analysis and reporting.  I develop spatial databases as needed for LTRMP baseline data.  Related activities include working on other studies that require sampling of UMR resources.

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Select Publications: 
Rogala, J.T.; and Gray, B.R., 2006, Chlorophyll a and inorganic suspended solids in backwaters of the upper Mississippi River system: Backwater lake effects and their associations with selected environmental predictors, U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 2006-1043.

Houser, J., and Rogala J.T., 2006, Water quality component update, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, An LTRMP Web-based report available online at http://www.umesc.usgs.gov/reports_publications/ltrmp/water.html. (Accessed March 2006.)

Rogala, J.T., Boma P.J., Gray B.R., 2003, Rates and patterns of net sedimentation in backwaters of Pools 4, 8, and 13 of the Upper Mississippi River, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, An LTRMP Web-based report available online at http://www.umesc.usgs.gov/data_library/sedimentation/documents/rates_patterns/. (Accessed December 2003.)

Rogala, J.T., Wlosinski, J.H., Landwehr, K.J., 1999, Pool 13 drawdown:  Predicting success rates and affected areas, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, April 1999, LTRMP 99-T002. 27 pp. + Appendix. (NTIS PB99-145393) 

Rogala, J.T.,  1999,  Methodologies employed for bathymetric mapping and sediment characterization as part of the Upper Mississippi River System Navigation Feasibility Study, ENV Report 13,  Interim Report for the Upper Mississippi River - Illinois Waterway System Navigation  Study; prepared for U.S. Army Engineers District, Rock Island, U.S. Army Engineers  District, St. Louis, and U.S. Army Engineers District, St. Paul.

Links:
Long Term Resources Monitoring Program

LTRMP-Water Quality component

Bathymetry

Bathymetric surveys and generation of a geographic information system data set for selected pools of the Upper Mississippi River System

Short-term net sedimentation rates in backwater areas of the Upper Mississippi River System

Managing pathways of biological production of large rivers (the importance of off-channel areas to fish production)

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