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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Yao Yin

Yao Yin

Position title: Research Ecologist

Email: yyin@usgs.gov
Phone: 608.781.6350
Fax: 608.783.6066

Education:
1993, Ph.D., Botany, University of Tennessee
1984, B.S., Botany, Lanzhou University

Primary Responsibilities/Activities:
As a member of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) team, I provide technical expertise on the experimental design and implementation of the aquatic vegetation monitoring in the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS). My activities include statistical analyses of the monitoring data and computer modeling to reveal the health status and the driving functions of the UMRS.

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Select Publications:
Kreiling, R. M., Y. Yin and T. Gerber 2006. Abiotic influences on the biomass of Vallisneria Americana Michx. in the Upper Mississippi River. River Research and Applications 22: 1-7. 

Yin, Y. 1998. Flooding and forest succession in a modified stretch along the Upper Mississippi River. Regulated Rivers: Research & Management 14: 217 – 225.

Sparks, E. R., J. C. Nelson, and Y. Yin. 1998. Naturalization of flood regime in regulated rivers. BioScience 48: 706 – 720.

Yin. Y., J. C. Nelson, and K. S. Lubinski. 1997. Bottomland hardwood forests along the Upper Mississippi River. Natural Areas Journal. 17: 164 – 173.

Links:
Long Term Resource Monitoring Program

Aquatic vegetation dynamics in selected backwater areas of the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers

Patterns and abundance of aquatic vegetation in the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers

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