Matthew J Komiskey


Matt Komiskey is a Physical Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Wisconsin Water Science Center in Middleton, WI.  He is currently involved with multiple projects that are evaluating the impact of agricultural activities on water quality from small streams (HUC12) to the edge-of-field throughout Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region. His primary focus is establishing field-based monitoring efforts, at multiple scales, and developing partnerships to identify the potential effect of agricultural conservation practice, as well as create an understanding of how and when agricultural activities impact water quality. 



B.S. Water Resources – University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, 2002



  • Image of Current Focus for Areas of Expertise
  • Design, instrumentation, and implementation of projects focused on measuring and interpreting water-quantity and water-quality data from nonpoint sources including:
  • Agricultural land at edges of fields, streams, and subsurface-tiles, and
  • Military owned land/streams impacted by agriculture and training activities
  • Development and implementation of projects focused on real-time water-quality monitoring and regression development with sampled parameters
  • Stream, edge-of-field, and subsurface tile discharge and water-quality load computations


  • Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Priority Watersheds, Team Leader
  • University of Wisconsin Discovery Farms Program
  • Effects of agricultural and military training on streams at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
  • Real-time water quality monitoring of the Black Earth Creek Watershed