Sheila Schueller teaches is as a Lecturer in Ecosystem Science and Management courses, including the core field-based ecology course for incoming master’s students (EAS 509) and the Master’s Project 3-term Theme Course: Conservation and Restoration (EAS 701.376). She completed her M.S. and Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan and previously served as Assistant Director of the Ecosystem Management Initiative in SEAS and as an instructional consultant for the UM Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. She has been teaching ecology and field biology courses since 2002, both at U of M and at Eastern Michigan University, and also worked for several years as an adaptive management consultant, developing practical guides and facilitating workshops on evaluation and monitoring for conservation organizations across the country. Her research background is in plant-animal interactions, especially the pollination and seed dispersal of invasive plants, and she advises student research on how managed and built environments (from farms to native landscaping to suburban forests) support biodiversity and ecosystem function and services. In teaching she seeks to integrate student research and field work with the real-world data needs of natural resource planners and managers.
- Ollerton, Jeff, Stella Watts, Shawn Connerty, Julia Lock, Leah Parker, Ian Wilson, Sheila Schueller, Julieta Nattero, Andrea A. Cocucci, Ido Izhaki, Sjirk Geerts, Anton Pauw, Jane Stout. 2012. Pollination ecology of the invasive tree tobacco Nicotiana glauca: comparisons across native and non-native ranges. Journal of Pollination Ecology, 9(12): 85-95.
- Schueller, G. H. and S.K. Schueller. 2009. Animal Behavior: Animal Migration. Chelsea House, New York, New York.
- Schueller, S.K. 2007. Island–mainland difference in Nicotiana glauca (Solanaceae) corolla length: a product of pollinator-mediated selection? Evolutionary Ecology 21 (1): 81-98.
- Schueller, S.K., S.L. Yaffee, S. J. Higgs, K. Mogelgaard, and E. A. DeMattia. 2006. Evaluation Sourcebook: Measures of Progress for Community and Ecosystem-based Projects. Ecosystem Management Initiative, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. 226 pp.
- Yaffee, Steven, Sheila Schueller, Stephen Higgs, Althea Dotzour and Julia Wondolleck. 2004. Measuring Progress: An Evaluation Guide for Ecosystem and Community-Based Projects, Ecosystem Management Initiative, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI. 140 pp.
- 2000: National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant
- 1998, 2000: Matthaei Botanical Gardens Student Research Award
- 1999: Rackham Dissertation/Thesis Grant
- 1997-1999: Biology Department Block Grant
PhD, University of Michigan (ecology, evolutionary biology)
MS, University of Michigan (biology)
BA, Swarthmore College (biology)
- Huron River Watershed Council Advisory Committee
- Reviewer: New Zealand Journal of Botany, Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society