Stacy C Simanonok


I am a Biologist for the US Geological Survey at Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in Jamestown, North Dakota. My current projects include 1) quantifying flower preferences of wild and managed bees in the Prairie Pothole Region, 2) using seed mix information to determine forb establishment on conservation program lands, and 3) examining relationships between seeded forbs and subsequent forb species richness along with plant-bee interactions. Overall, my research is focused on maximizing the impact of land conservation programs for pollinators.

My graduate work focused on the effects of timing of cattle grazing on plant and insect communities at a National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Montana. Other previous experiences include research on the ecology and integrated management of invasive plants, developing habitat management plans for grazing, radio-tracking fish, monitoring piping plovers, and conducting plant surveys.


  • MS (2013) Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • BS (2009) Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT