Sheila Schueller

Lecturer & Academic Program Specialist


PhD, University of Michigan (ecology, evolutionary biology)

MS, University of Michigan (biology)

BA, Swarthmore College (biology)

(734) 615-2572


Sheila Schueller is the instructor for NRE 509, the core ecology course for incoming masters students. 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 at the school. She has been teaching Ecology and Field Biology courses since 2002, both at U of M and at Eastern Michigan University. She 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 ecological research has focused on plant-animal interactions, especially the pollination and seed dispersal of invasive plants in Michigan, the California Channel Islands, and Greece. In teaching she seeks to integrate student field activities with the real-world data needs of local natural resource planners and managers.

    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

    Students for SNRE Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award (2014-2015)
  • Teaching with Technology Grant for Science Instruction (2002)
  • Angeline B. Whittier Fellowship in Plant Biology (2000)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (1999)

Select publications: 
  • 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.

  • Sigma Xi
  • Ecological Society of America

  • Huron River Watershed Council Advisory Committee
  • Reviewer: New Zealand Journal of Botany, Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society

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