Mark T Wiltermuth


My current position is Branch Chief for Biogeographic Science within the Science Synthesis, Analysis and Research Program in USGS Core Science Systems.  Our group focuses on biodiversity and biogeographic analysis and synthesis to provide foundational data and analyses at a national scale.  The current portfolio includes overseeing our activities in species occurrence, species range, and habitat distributions modeling, synthesis of biodiversity and conservation information, the Protected Areas Database of the United States, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System, and biogeographic information systems. 


  • PhD, 2014, Environmental and Conservation Sciences, North Dakota State University
    Dissertation Title: Influences of Climate Variability and Landscape Modifications on Water Dynamics, Community Structure, and Amphipod Populations in Large Prairie Wetlands: Implications for Waterbird Conservation
  • MEd, 2006, Teaching and Learning: concentration on scientific inquiry and constructive learning, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • BAS, 1999, Teaching Life Science, University of Minnesota, Duluth campus