Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

The Evangelista Lab

Dr. Paul Evangelista

Dr. Paul H Evangelista
Research Scientist
NREL, Colorado State University

Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Campus Delivery 1499
Fort Collins , CO 80523-1499

Phone: (970) 491-2302
Fax: (970) 491-1965


Curriculum Vitae


Paul is currently a Research Scientist II at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and holds affiliate faculty/researcher positions with the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, and the USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program. His research interests span across multiple disciplines, including invasive species, wildlife and habitat, forest ecology, and climate change. He has worked in Ethiopia since 1999 on several high-profile endangered wildlife species, biodiversity inventories, and ecosystem services that are critical to local people. From 1999 to 2005, Paul worked in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah conducting floral inventories funded by the BLM, and later by NASA. During this time, he served as the Systems Ecologist for the Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture’s Advisory Board for the Monument. In recent years, his work has centered on modern technologies such as remote sensing, GIS, and spatial models to support management and conservation of natural resources across spatial and temporal scales. This includes mapping distributions of native and non-native plant species, wildlife, insects, land-cover and land-use, and backcountry recreational activities. All of his research incorporates training and outreach elements designed to build geospatial capacities for natural resource managers and other stakeholders through a series of on-line training programs and several internship programs supported by AmericaView, NASA’s Develop Program and the North Central Climate Science Center.