Clint Otto

I am a Research Ecologist at Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in Jamestown, North Dakota.  The principle goal of my research program is to investigate the impacts of land-use change on wildlife habitat and ecosystem services in the Northern Great Plains. Much of my research focuses on the development of decision-support tools for informing natural resource policy and management.

Biography

EDUCATION

Ph.D.  2012,  Michigan State University (Fisheries and Wildlife)

Ph.D.  2012,  Michigan State University (Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior)

M.S.    2006,  Towson University (Biology)

B.S.    2003,  University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (Biology)

 

EMPLOYMENT

2012-Present    USGS, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (Research Ecologist)

2006-2008        USGS, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (Biological Technician)

1999-2003        UWSP, Environmental Task Force Water Laboratory (Laboratory Technician)

 

CURRENT RESEARCH

Understanding how land-use change in the Northern Great Plains affects pollinator health and pollination services [View Research Video]

Improving forage for honey bees and native pollinators on federal conservation lands [View Research Video]

The Pollinator Library: A decision-support tool for improving national pollinator conservation efforts [http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/pollinator/]