Research Specialist
Natural Resources Management 
203C Morrill Hall
(701) 231-6664 


Research Interests:

  • Plant community ecology
  • Restoration ecology
  • Prairie and wetland restoration


  • Ph.D., Natural Resources Management, North Dakota State University, 2015
  • M.S., Natural Resources Management, North Dakota State University, 2008
  • B.S., Biology and Biological Aspects of Conservation, University of Wisconsin, 2005


Preister, L., B. Kobiela, C. Dixon, and E.S. DeKeyser. 2019. A model to identify smooth brome elongation using correlation of mean stage count and accumulated growing degree days. Natural Areas Journal 39:364-371.

Altrichter, K.M., E.S. DeKeyser, B. Kobiela, and C.L.M. Hargiss. 2018. A comparison of five wetland communities in a North Dakota fen complex. Natural Areas Journal 35:275-285.

B. Kobiela, J. Quast, C. Dixon, and E.S. DeKeyser. 2017. Targeting Introduced Species to Improve Plant Community Composition on USFWS-managed Prairie Remnants. Natural Areas Journal 37:150-160.

Strehlow, T., E.S. DeKeyser, and B. Kobiela. 2017. Estimating wetland restoration costs in Southeastern North Dakota. Ecological Restoration 35:23-32.

Strehlow, T., E.S. DeKeyser, and B. Kobiela. 2017. Managing seedbank composition to enhance wetland restoration. Ecological Restoration 35:12-16.

Link, A., B. Kobiela, E.S. DeKeyser, and M. Huffington. 2017. Effectiveness of burning, herbicide, and seeding toward restoring rangelands in Southeastern North Dakota. Rangeland Ecology & Management 70:599-603.

B. Kobiela, M. Biondini, and K. Sedivec. 2016. Comparing root and shoot responses to nutrient additions and mowing in a restored semi-arid grassland. Plant Ecology. DOI 10.1007/s11258-016-0571-3.

Smith, C.S., E.S. DeKeyser, C. Dixon, B. Kobiela, and A. Little.  2016.  Effects of Sediment Removal on Prairie Pothole Wetland Plant Communities in North Dakota.  Natural Areas Journal 36:48-58.

DiAllesandro, A., B. Paradeis Kobiela, and M. Biondini.  2013.  Invasion as a function of species diversity: A case study of two restored North Dakota grasslands.  Ecological Restoration 31:186-194.

Paradeis, B., S. Lovas, A. Aipperspach, A. Kazmierczak, M. Boche, Y. He, P. Corrigan, K. Chambers, Y. Gao, J. Norland, and T. DeSutter.  2012.  Dog-park soils: Concentration and Distribution of urine-borne constituents. Urban Ecosystems.  DOI 10.1007/s11252-012-0264-1.

Paradeis, B.L., E.S. DeKeyser, and D.R. Kirby.  2010.  Evaluation of restored and native Prairie Pothole Region plant communities following an environmental gradient.  Natural Areas Journal.  30:294-304.

Paradeis, B.L., E.S. DeKeyser, and D.R. Kirby. 2008. Plant community composition of wetlands located on restored and native prairie. North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute. Technical Report ND08-05. 

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