Mark W. Paschke, PhD.

Shell Endowed Chair of Restoration Ecology

Forest and Rangeland Stewardship

Associate Dean of Research

Warner College of Natural Resources

Fields of Expertise

Ecosystem Dynamics, Watershed Restoration and Management

Areas of Interest

Restoration and ecology of disturbed ecosystems, Soil and rhizosphere biology, Ecology of invasive plant species, Nitrogen biogeochemistry


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. Dr. Paschke has been a faculty member in WCNR since August of 2005. Prior to 2005, he was a Research Scholar at CSU.