Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program

Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program

Long Term Resource Monitoring



Principal Scientists

Phone: 608-781-6298

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

Email: dmlarson@usgs.gov
Phone: 608-781-6350

  • Scientific lead - vegetation
  • Oversees the collection and analysis of LTRM 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

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

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

  • Statistical analysis
  • Ecologist, Eco-hydrology
  • Ecologist, Resilience

Consulting and Support Staff

Phone: 608-781-6302

  • Laboratory supervisor, water quality

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

  • Database programming/management
  • Laboratory technician, water quality
  • Laboratory technician, water quality

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