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John Manier

John Manier has worked for the Upper Mississippi River Restoration - Long Term Resource Monitoring program since 2004. He works in the water quality laboratory, performing nutrient, chlorophyll and sediment analyses. His research interests include phytoplankton community composition and nutrient dynamics within the Upper Mississippi River.



University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, M.S. Aquatic Sciences 

Winona State University, B.S. Biology- Environmental Science Concentration 



Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Phytoplankton Assemblages in Selected Reaches of the Upper Mississippi River: Navigation Pools 8, 13 and 26.



  • Laboratory Technician - Perform water quality analyses
    • Total nitrogen
    • Total phosphorus
    • Nitrates
    • Ammonia
    • Soluble reactive phopshorus
    • Silicates
    • Fluorometric chlorophyll
    • Spectrophotometric chlorophyll
    • Total suspended solids
    • Volatile suspended solids
  • Safety Committee - Chemical Hygiene Officer 
    • Chemical procurement, storage and labeling
    • Chemical spill response
    • Chemical vapor monitoring
    • Hazardous waste inventory and disposition


Research Interests:

Since my background is in phytoplankton and nutrient analyses, I am primarily interested in the relationship between phytoplankton community composition, water quality and nutrient concentrations in the Upper Mississippi River.