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Jeff N Houser

Research Ecologist

Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Email: jhouser@usgs.gov
Office Phone: 608-781-6262
Fax: 608-783-6066
ORCID: 0000-0003-3295-3132

Location
UMESC - Laboratory/Office - #1
2630 Fanta Reed Road
La Crosse , WI 54603
USA

Supervisor: Jennifer S Sauer
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The Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP), a component of the Environmental Management Program for the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS), is funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and administered by the U.S. Geological Survey's Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (Center) in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The LTRMP supports six field stations operated by state agencies in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin ( Figure 1) to collect most of the monitoring data. Data on important ecosystem components, including water quality, vegetation, macroinvertebrates, and fish are obtained using standardized operating procedures. Monitoring activities focus primarily on six study areas: Navigation...
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The Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP), a component of the Environmental Management Program for the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS), is administered by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The LTRMP supports six field stations operated by state agencies in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin (Figure 1) to collect most of the monitoring data. Information on important ecosystem components, including water quality, fish, vegetation, and macroinvertebrates are obtained annually using standardized procedures. Other data such as land cover/land use and bathymetry are gathered and analyzed periodically. Monitoring activities...
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Floodplain rivers have been conceptualized as patchwork mosaics of hydrogeomorphic zones that differ in hydrological, physiochemical, and ecological conditions. However, few investigators have empirically examined the extent to which basic ecological properties of large rivers, such as nutrient concentrations, are patchily distributed or the relationship between such distributions and water-mediated connectivity. We used global and local measures of spatial autocorrelation in 5 reaches of the Upper Mississippi River from 1994–2008 in spring (higher discharge) and summer (lower discharge) to examine distributions of total N (TN), total P (TP), and TNTP for evidence of patchiness. TN was distributed as discrete patches...
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