Mark Wiltermuth

Biography

Mark Wiltermuth is a supervisory ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  He has experience working on a variety of projects in which he has concentrated on landscape scale assessment of factors that influence ecosystem functions by using remote sensing and spatial analyses.  His research has included understanding the interaction of land use and climate on wetland hydrology and the implications on wetland community structure; developing object classification systems for emergent sandbar habitat for piping plovers and least terns on the Missouri River; developing components of biogeographic information systems that apply knowledge to synthesize information useful for decision makers.  Mark currently leads the Ecological Sciences Branch at UMESC that focuses on ecological research to build a better understanding of functions of ecosystem complexes, their services that benefit society, and strategies for management by using an integrated science approach.

Education