Barry Johnson

Barry JohnsonChief, Long Term Resource Monitoring Branch
U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Education:

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., Zoology, 1989

The Ohio State University
M.S., Zoology, 1981

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
B.S., Fishery Science, 1974

Research areas:

Management and rehabilitation of large rivers, Monitoring and adaptive management

Selected Publications:

Johnson, B. L. and K. H. Hagerty (eds.) 2008. Status and Trends of Selected Resources of the Upper Mississippi River System. U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, December 2008. Technical Report LTRMP 2008-T002. 102pp.

Galat, D. L., J. W. Barko, S. M. Bartell, M. Davis, B. L. Johnson, K. S. Lubinski, J. M. Nestler, and D. B. Wilcox. 2007. Environmental Science Panel Report: Establishing system-wide goals and objectives for the Upper Mississippi River System. NESP ENV Report 6. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District. 41pp.

Barko, J. W., B. L. Johnson, and C. H. Theiling (eds.) 2006. Environmental Science Panel Report: Implementing Adaptive Management. NESP ENV Report 2. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District. 112pp.

Biography

Dr. Johnson has over 25 years of experience as a researcher in aquatic ecology, including 19 years with the U.S. Geological Survey. He came to the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center in 1990 as a fishery research biologist. His research concerned mainly habitat associations of riverine fishes, effects of flow modifications on river backwaters, and modeling approaches for monitoring and management of large rivers. He was appointed Chief of the Aquatic Sciences Branch in 2001 and the Long Term Resource Monitoring Branch in 2007.

Recently, Barry's work has focused on the Center's partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for monitoring and rehabilitation programs on the Upper Mississippi River System, mainly through management of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program and serving as co-chairperson for the Science Panel of the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program. In addition, he directed the Center's involvement with the EPA's Great Rivers Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program and served as liaison to the National Research Council Committee on "River Science in the U.S. Geological Survey." He has participated in international projects on river science in Russia, Brazil, and China.

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