Jana Stewart is a Geographer with the Upper Midwest Water Science Center.
She has an M.S. in Environmental Monitoring and Remote Sensing from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, an M.S. in Agricultural Journalism from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and a B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Over the years, she has worked on a variety of projects for the National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program including the Western Lake Michigan and Upper Illinois River Basin NAWQAs, Data Synthesis team, and BioData User Group. She has also served as the National NAWQA Archival Coordinator. She has been Principal Investigator for regional modeling and decision support projects that integrate scientific data and empirical models with geographic information systems (GIS) and web-based technologies in the Great Lakes and Northeast US regions including the NorEaST Stream Temperature Web Portal, 2) FishVis Decision Support Mapper, and 3) Great Lakes Aquatic Gap project. Jana is an avid outdooor enthusiast and loves gardening, and kayaking, skiing, and cycling with friends across the country.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Research interests include linking geographic information systems and regional databases to develop predictive models that can be used to evaluate the influences of natural and anthropogenic environmental factors and climate change on stream water quality, physical habitat, and aquatic biota; assess disturbance, and to identify gaps in the conservation of aquatic species and their habitats. Other interests include developing regional databases to integrate data across multiple agencies and developing decision support mapping tools and to deliver results for use by resource managers for conservation planning and decision making.
Education and Certifications
M.S. Environmental Monitoring, Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
M.S. Agricultural Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985
B.S. Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978