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Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Dr.Shishir Paudel

Postdoctoral Fellow

Contact Information
005AD Ag Hall (office)
008C Ag Hall (address)
Stillwater, OK 74078
email: or

Phone: 405-744-5554 (Office)

MSc: Botany, Tribhuvan University Kathmandu, Nepal, 2000
MS: Biodiversity, Ecology & Evolution, University of Bergen, Norway, 2006
PhD: Plant Biology & Ecology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL, USA, 2013


Research Interests
Plant community ecology and wetland ecology
Effects of climate change, extreme events, and disturbance on biological invasions

Teaching Interest
Botany, plant physiological ecology, general biology, plant community ecology, wetland ecology, environmental Issues, and biodiversity


  1. Paudel S, GWT Wilson, T Longcore, B MacDonald and SR Loss (2016). Spatial extent and ecological effects of invasive earthworms on an oceanic island. Diversity and Distributions 22: 1013-1023.

  2. Paudel S, GWT Wilson, MK McCormick, K Szlavecz, T Longcore, B MacDonald and SR Loss (2016). Belowground interactions with aboveground consequences: Invasive earthworms and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Ecology 97: 605-614.

  3. Paudel S and LL Battaglia (2015) The role of light, soil and human factors on the probability of occurrence of an invasive and three native plant species in coastal transitions of coastal Mississippi, USA. Journal of Plant Ecology 8: 491-500.