James T Rogala

I primarily act as a support scientist for the Long Term Resource Monitoring element of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program. The support is provided through Program field staff coordination, sampling designs, database quality assurance, and data analysis and reporting. I also develop spatial data and models for research projects.



  • 1980 B.S., Biology, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • 1981-1994, postgraduate coursework in various science-related disciplines

I began working on the Upper Mississippi River in 1979, and have been with the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program since 1988. My past work includes assisting on studies of backwater sedimentation, sediment mapping, backwater limnology, mussel population estimates, lateral connectivity, and habitat mapping. I've generated spatial data and models to understand and predict  physical attributes of the River. I designed sampling surveys, and used sampling statsistics to estimate biotic populations and aboitic conditions.