Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Providing the scientific information needed by managers, decision makers, and the public to protect, enhance, and restore the ecosystems in the Upper Mississippi River Basin, the Midwest, and worldwide.
This Story Maps accompanies 4 peer-reviewed publications to provide a convenient and useful tool to access the information contained within these four peer-reviewed publications. The tree swallow data are easily visualized on a landscape scale, or more detail can be obtained by drilling down. These data are being used by States and EPA in their Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) assessments.
The public is invited to attend a free, family-friendly open house at a local U.S. Geological Survey center for ecology research on Saturday, September 9.
Adding milkweeds and other native flowering plants into midwestern agricultural lands is key to restoring monarch butterflies, with milkweed sowers from all sectors of society being critically needed for success.
Multistate models of bigheaded carps in the Illinois River reveal spatial dynamics of invasive species
Knowledge of the spatial distributions and dispersal characteristics of invasive species is necessary for managing the spread of highly mobile species, such as invasive bigheaded carps (Bighead Carp [Hypophthalmichthys nobilis] and Silver Carp [H. molitrix]). Management of invasive bigheaded carps in the Illinois River has focused on using human-...Coulter, Alison A.; Brey, Marybeth; Lubejko, Matthew; Kallis, Jahn L.; Coulter, David P.; Glover, David C.; Whitledge, Gregory W.; Garvey, James E.
Drivers and uncertainties of forecasted range shifts for warm-water fishes under climate and land cover change
Land cover is an important determinant of aquatic habitat and is projected to shift with climate changes, yet climate-driven land cover changes are rarely factored into climate assessments. To quantify impacts and uncertainty of coupled climate and land cover change on warm-water fish species’ distributions, we used an ensemble model approach to...Bouska, Kristen; Whitledge, Gregory W.; Lant, Christopher; Schoof, Justin
Effects of air temperature and discharge on Upper Mississippi River summer water temperatures
Recent interest in the potential effects of climate change has prompted studies of air temperature and precipitation associations with water temperatures in rivers and streams. We examined associations between summer surface water temperatures and both air temperature and discharge for 5 reaches of the Upper Mississippi River during 1994–2011....Gray, Brian R.; Robertson, Dale M.; Rogala, James T.