Detlev Paulsch was born in Karlsruhe in 1968. He studied Applied Physical Geography focussing on soil sciences and geobotany. His special interest lay on soil zoology. For his diploma thesis he studied the effects of the application of organic waste materials for the recultivation of open cast mining sites on earthworms (Lumbricidae). At the University of Bayreuth (Department Biogeography) he compiled his PhD-thesis about bird communities of south Ecuadorian mountain rainforests of different structure.
At the State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe Detlev Paulsch worked from 2008 to 2010 at the conception and coordination of a project about sustainable land use in the Mata Atlântica of Brazil.
From 2012 to 2014 at ifeu – Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg, GmbH his focus lay on scientific and technical support for the elaboration of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) in national and international research projects.
Currently, Detlev Paulsch works at GefaÖ – Gesellschaft für angewandte Ökologie und Umweltplanung mbH in Walldorf on Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) in the international realm and compiles ornithological mappings and expert reports.
For ibn he was involved in the workshop series of BfN on topics relating to the implementation of Natura 2000. He already was in charge for the documentation of several workshops having extensive experience in text processing and compiling barrier-free documents.