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Mark T. Wiltermuth

Biologist(SCEP)
USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
8711 37th Street Southeast
Jamestown, North Dakota 58401

Phone: (701) 253-5567
Fax: (701) 253-5553
Email NPWRC Staff
Research,
Jamestown Headquarters

Expertise:

  • Integration of spatial and quantitive data
  • Database design and management, data quality assurance and quality control
  • Field research logistics, protocols, and management

Current Projects:

  • Interaction of land use and climate on invertebrate populations in prairie wetlands: Implications for water bird conservation
  • Foraging ecology of least terns and piping plovers nesting on Central Platte River sandpits and sandbars
  • Habitat selection, productivity, and estimation of available nesting habitat for piping plovers on Lake Sakakawea
  • Least tern productivity and foraging ecology on the Gavins Point reach of the Missouri River
  • Evaluation of procedures for monitoring numbers and productivity of piping plovers and least terns on the Missouri River
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Emergent Sandbar Habitat Construction and Management Projects on the Upper Missouri River System

Education:

  • Ph.D. Student, Enviromental and Conservation Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • M.Ed., Teaching and Learning, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
  • B.A.S., Life Science Education, University of Minnesota - Duluth, Duluth, MN

Professional Experience:

  • 2010-present:  Biologist(SCEP), Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, USGS, Jamestown, ND
  • 2006-2010:  Biological Science Technician, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, USGS, Jamestown, ND
  • 1999-2006:  Secondary Education Biology Teacher

Professional Affiliations:

  • Society of Wetland Scientists
  • North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society

NPWRC Publications:

Selected Publications:

Wiltermuth, M. T., M. J. Anteau, M. H. Sherfy, and T. L. Shaffer. 2009. Nest movement by piping plovers in response to changing habitat conditions. Condor 111(3):550-555.

Anteau, M. J., M. H. Sherfy, and M. T. Wiltermuth. Intra-territory nest-site selection of piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) in a diverse reservoir habitat. In Review.


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