Marinus L. Otte

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Institution/Organization: North Dakota State University

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Professor, Department of Biological Science/ Wet Ecosystem Research Group

Dr. Marinus Otte is a professor of biological sciences at North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D., USA. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Wetlands, ( an international scientific journal since 2012. The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) is an international organization of about 3,500 members dedicated to fostering sound wetland science, education, and management. Dr. Otte has led the Wet Ecosystem Research Group at NDSU since 2006. The group trains graduate and undergraduate students in scientific research, particularly wetlands, plants, biogeochemistry, watershed ecology and metals in the environment. The group collaborates with soils scientists, geologists, environmental engineers, microbiologists, as well as with groups underpinning management of natural resources.

He received his master’s and doctorate degrees from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Dr. Otte’s research interests include Wetland ecology, biogeochemistry, restoration, pollution, and ecotoxicology.