Sheila Schueller

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University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment
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Sheila Schueller ( is a co-creator of the Professional Stewards Hikes series. As a lecturer in the UM School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) she seeks to integrate student field activities with the real-world data needs of local natural resource planners and managers. 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 SNRE. She has taught 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 (see this resource for evaluation: Her ecological research has focused on plant-animal interactions, especially the pollination and seed dispersal of invasive plants.
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Regularly teaching large lab courses means I can possibly tailor data collection to suit practitioners needs. Please contact me if you are interested in having students do short or long-term research projects on topics or sites of interest, or in finding out about projects complete to date (examples below).