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Clint Otto, PhD

Clint Otto is a Research Ecologist for the USGS 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 Prairie Pothole Region. Much of my research focuses on the development of decision-support tools for informing natural resource policy and management.  Some of my current research projects include modeling the effects of agricultural land-use change on pollinator habitat, health and national pollination services. I am also working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to quantify the benefits of land conservation programs on pollinator habitat and other ecosystem services.


Professional Experience

  • Research Ecologist, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Education and Certifications

  • Michigan State University (Ph.D.), 2012

  • Towson University (M.S.), 2006

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (B.S.), 2002

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