People

 
Principal Investigators
Mark Paschke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Professor and Shell Endowed Chair of Restoration Ecology
Dept. of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship

Associate Dean for Research,
Warner College of Natural Resources

Research Interests
Restoration and ecology of disturbed ecosystems, soil and rhizosphere biology, ecology of invasive plant species, nitrogen biogeochemistry, biology of Frankia and actinorhizal plants, ecology of plant-microbe interactions.

Jayne Jonas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Research Scholar
Community and population ecology, particularly of plants and insects in grassland ecosystems, Plant-insect interactions, Aboveground-Belowground interactions. 
 
Graduate Students
 
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PhD Student GDPE
Restoring plant diversity following disturbance
Quy Khuc
 
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PhD Student FRS
Forest Restoration
Lab/Field Crew
Maxwell Cook
 
Natural Resource Management, GIS, Restoration Ecology


Karen LaBlanc
Natural Resource Management, Restoration Ecology
  Karli Foreman
Natural Resource Management, Zoology, Restoration Ecology
  Sarah Mass 
Civil Engineering
Hope Athanasakos
Natural Resource Management

Alumni
 
Sasha Victor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , MS 2015
Restoring Populations of Threatened Physaria Species in the Piceance Basin

 
Amber Shanklin

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , MS 2014
Restoration of slash pile burn scars

Current: Pikes Peak Region Conservation Director, Palmer Land Trust, Colorado Springs, CO

Garrett Stephens
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , MS 2014
Improving plant diversity and mule deer habitat in the Piceance Basin, Colorado.

Current: Conservation Forester, Jefferson Conservation District, Denver CO
Stephanie Barr
Stephanie Barr
, MS 2013
Restoration of Surface Disturbances on the Shortgrass Steppe

Current: Pawnee National Grasslands - United States Forest Service
 
Catherine Cumberland
Catherine Cumberland
, MS 2013 
Potential role of insect herbivores in promoting cheatgrass dominance in sagebrush steppe.

Current: PhD candidate, University of New Mexico
Brett Wolk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Director of Lab and Field Studies, 2008-2013

Current: Colorado Forest Restoration Institute
Cassie Kieffer Stube This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , MS 2012
Interactions between Bromus tectorum L. (Cheatgrass) and native ruderal species in ecological restoration.
Project Summary or link to full MS thesis (PDF, 375K)

Current: City of Boulder Greenways Program, Boulder, CO.
Elan Alford Élan Alford, PhD 2011
Plant Selenium Accumulation and the Rhizosphere Effect
Project Summary or link to full PhD dissertation (PDF, 2.5MB)

Current: Ecologist, H.T. Harvey and Associates, Los Gatos, CA.

Thomas Grant
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , PhD 2011
Plant-Soil Feedbacks: A Potential Tool to Improve Management of Invasive Knapweeds
Project Summary. or link to full PhD dissertation (PDF, 9.7MB)

Current: Lecturer/Graduate Faculty, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO


Ryan Busby
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 
PhD 2011

Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) interactions with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the North American Steppe: Prevalence and diversity of associations, and divergence from native vegetation
Project Summary, or full PhD dissertation (PDF, 1.8MB)

Current: Ecologist, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Champaign, IL.

Zoe Miller
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , MS 2011
Nitrogen fixation by russet buffaloberry in Colorado conifer forests
Project Summary or full MS thesis (PDF, 864KB)
 
Current: State Botanist/Ecologist, AIM Program Lead, Bureau of Land Management, Sante Fe, NM

Brock Bowles
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , MS 2010
Development of a Sagebrush Steppe Plant Community 33 Years After Surface Disturbance
Project Summary or full MS thesis (PDF, 666KB)
 
Current: Environmental Protection Specialist, Colorado Office of Mining and Reclamation, Denver, CO.

Tim Hoelzle
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , MS 2010.
Factors controlling long term community development of a sagebrush steppe ecosystem.
Project Summary or full MS thesis (PDF 1MB)
 
Current: VP, Technical Services, Great Ecology, Denver, CO.

Julie Rieder


Julie Rieder
, Postdoc 2005-2010
Plant Community Ecology

Current: Resident Ecological Scientist, KS2 Ecological Field Services, Fort Collins, CO.


Chris Herron
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , MS 2010.
Using native annual plants to suppress weedy invasive species in post-fire habitats.
Project Summary or full MS thesis (PDF, 425KB)
 
Current: Natural Resource Specialist and Principle Investigator, Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, Fort Collins, CO.

Laura Perry

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Postdoc 2004-2008
Plant community ecology

Current: Science Technician, Ecosystem Dynamics division, USGS Fort Collins Science Center, CO.


Jose Rodolfo Valdez Barillas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , PhD 2008
Mutualisms relation to swainsonine in oxytropis from the United States and China
Project Summary.

Current: Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University - San Antonio.

Matt Schultz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , MS 2008
Soil ecological interactions of spotted knapweed and native plant species
Project Summary or full MS thesis (PDF, 6MB).

Current: Environmental Scientist, New Mexico Environment Department, Surface Water Quality Bureau, Silver City, NM.