Mark Paschke is the Research Associate Dean for the Warner College of Natural Resources. Dr. Paschke is also an Associate Professor of Restoration Ecology in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship.He received his PhD 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 in the Warner College. Dr. Paschke has made significant contributions to the field of Restoration Ecology.
In the past decade he has served as PI or coPI on approximately $9 million worth of basic and applied studies funded by diverse sources. His research focuses on the mechanisms controlling community assembly in terrestrial plant communities. For much of his research career he has worked across multiple scales, from the molecular to the ecosystem level, and across multiple disciplines. He has authored or coauthored over 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as numerous book chapters. Dr. Paschke serves in a variety of leadership roles in WCNR where he has been actively involved in curricula development, faculty governance and teaching. He currently teaches classes in Restoration Ecology, Ecological Restoration, Reconciliation Ecology and Disturbance Ecology.