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Mendenhall Postdoc opportunity: geomorphology and ecosystem restoration on the upper Mississippi River
U.S. Geological Survey, Wisconsin, United States
Apply before: 13 March 2024

We are searching for a USGS Mendenhall postdoc to link fluvial processes to ecosystem health and restoration across the biologically and geomorphically diverse – yet heavily managed – upper Mississippi River system.

The hydrogeomorphology of a coupled river–floodplain system affects the distribution and abundance of riverine habitats. We seek a Mendenhall to synthesize topographic, bathymetric, and land-cover data sets; collect and analyze additional data to understand the changing geomorphology of the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers; and evaluate implications of these changes for habitat restoration.

For more information, go to the Research Opportunity webpage: S67. Understanding geomorphic processes of the Upper Mississippi River to support natural resource decision-making; U.S. Geological Survey (

Mentorship Team

  • Jeff Houser, USGS:
  • Andy Wickert, University of Minnesota:
  • Colin Belby, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse:

La Crosse, WI

Important Dates
Applications may be received between January 31st and March 13th, 2024.

Please contact all three of us with any questions; this will help keep information congruent. We look forward to your applications!


Andrew D. Wickert
Associate Professor
Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory and
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group