About Mark

Mark Paschke is the Shell Endowed Chair of Restoration Ecology in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at CSU's Warner College of Natural Resources. He also serves as the research associate dean for the College and director of CSU's Restoration Ecology Lab. Throughout his career, Paschke has worked across multiple scales, from the molecular to the ecosystem level, and across multiple disciplines with specialized experience in restoration ecology related to energy development. He currently teaches classes in restoration ecology, ecological restoration, reconciliation ecology and disturbance ecology. He earned his Ph.D. in biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-?Champaign in 1993. He also has B.S. and M.S. degrees in forestry from the University of Illinois. Dr. Paschke has been a faculty member in WCNR since August of 2005. Prior to 2005 he was a Research Scholar at CSU.

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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.

Education

PhD, Biology - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Urbana, Illinois, 1993

MS, Forestry - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Urbana, Illinois, 1989

BS, Forest Science - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Urbana, Illinois, 1986