Sheila Schueller teaches 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.
- Schueller, Sheila K., Zhelin Li, Zoe Bliss, Rachelle Roake, and Beth Weiler. 2023. How Informed Design Can Make a Difference: Supporting Insect Pollinators in Cities. (https://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/12/7/1289) Land 12, no. 7: 1289.
- Ibáñez, I. G. Liu, L. Petri, S. Schaffer-Morrison, S. Schueller, S. 2021. Assessing vulnerability and resistance to plant invasions: A native community perspective. Invasive Plant Science and Management 14:64-74.
- Fickes, B., H. Anderson, and S. Schueller. 2019. Management of Three Lakes in Yunnan, China: How can ecological protection and "human-centered" development be balanced? Michigan Sustainability Case.
- Schueller, S., Paul, S., N. Payer, R. Shultze, and M. Vikas 2018. Urbanization decreases the extent and variety of leaf herbivory for native canopy tree species Quercus rubra, Quercus alba, and Acer saccharum. Urban Ecosystems 22(5): 907–916.
- Ollerton, J., S. Watts, S. Connerty, J. Lock, L. Parker, I. Wilson, S. Schueller, J. Nattero, A. Cocucci, I. Izhaki, S. Geerts, A. Pauw, J. Stout. 2012. Pollination ecology of the invasive tree tobacco Nicotiana glauca: comparisons across native and non-native ranges. Journal of Pollination Ecol, 9(12): 85-95.
- 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. PDF http://www.snre.umich.edu/ecomgt/evaluation/sourcebook.htm
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