Clint Otto


I am a Research Ecologist for the US Geological Survey 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 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 US Department of Agriculture to quantify the benefits of land conservation programs on pollinator habitat and other ecosystem services. 


  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (B.S.), 2002
  • Towson University (M.S.), 2006
  • Michigan State University (Ph.D.), 2012


  • US Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency
  • US Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Services
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Project Apis m
  • Bee Informed Partnership