Jeff Houser



2003 – present: Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center.   

2004 – present: Adjunct, Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin—La Crosse.

2001- 2003: Postdoctoral Research Associate—Stream Ecology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Research Interests

Aquatic ecology, large rivers, ecosystem metabolism, carbon and nutrient cycling, biogeochemistry, food webs, applied ecology, ecosystem restoration

Professional Societies

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography; Society for Freshwater Science; Mississippi River Research Consortium


Ph.D. in Zoology – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001

M.S. in Zoology – University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998

B.S. in Biology – Wake Forest University, 1994