Research for the Environment

Elke Schüttler, Dr

Dipl. Biologist

Room 3.43d
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Conservation Biology
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig
Germany

phone: +49-341 235 4655
fax: +49-341 235 1470

Elke Schüttler

Research interests

Integrative approaches of nature conservation, biological invasions, population ecology, ethnoecology, mammals, regional focus: South America/Chile

Current research

Post-doc about “Forecasting conservation needs for endangered fauna: integrating landscape ecology and ethnoecology to predict habitat quality for the kodkod cat (Leopardus guigna) in the Chilean temperate rainforest”

INTERVIEW research eu results magazine February 2013

In search of an opportunity. Puppet DVD as outreach material for schools (28 min)

Completed projects

Dissertation: Population ecology, impact and social acceptance of American mink (Mustela vison), a recent invasive species on Navarino Island, Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile

Mink invasion. New exotic animals on Navarino (2006). A film production of the UFZ, Youtube short version (11 min)

Mink invasion. New exotic animals on Navarino. DVD cover of the complete film (24 min)

BIOKONCHIL - Evaluation of biological diversity under the perspective of the Ecosystem Approach of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the basis of the example of the island Navarino (southern Chile, Tierra del Fuego, Cape Horn Archipelago)

Publications

  • ROZZI, R. & E. SCHÜTTLER (2013): Protecting a land of fire and ice. UNESCO A World of Science 11: 23-27
  • HERRMANN, T.H., SCHÜTTLER, E., BENAVIDES, P., GÁLVEZ, N., SÖHN, L. & N. PALOMO (2013): Values, animal symbolism, and human-animal relationships associated to two threatened felids in Mapuche and Chilean local narratives. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9:41
  • SCHÜTTLER, E., ROZZI, R. & K. JAX (2011): Towards a societal discourse on invasive species management: A case study of public perceptions of mink and beavers in Cape Horn. Journal for Nature Conservation 19: 175-184
  • JAX, K., SCHÜTTLER, E. & U. BERGHÖFER (2011): Von Bibern und Menschen auf Feuerland. Geographische Rundschau 63: 28-32
  • IBARRA, J.T., SCHÜTTLER, E., MCGEHEE, S. & R. ROZZI (2010): Clutch size, nesting sites, and breeding success of the Upland Goose (Chloephaga picta, Gmelin 1789) in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. Anales del Instituto de la Patagonia 38: 73-82
  • SCHÜTTLER, E., IBARRA, J.T., GRUBER, B., ROZZI, R., & K. JAX (2010): Abundance and habitat preferences of the southernmost population of mink: implications for managing a recent island invasion. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 725-743
  • SCHÜTTLER, E., KLENKE, R., McGEHEE, S., ROZZI, R. & K. JAX (2009): Vulnerability of ground-nesting waterbirds to predation by invasive American mink in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile. Biological Conservation 142: 1450-1460
  • SCHÜTTLER E., & C. KÁREZ (Eds.) (2009): Especies exóticas invasoras en las Reservas de Biosfera de América Latina y el Caribe. Un informe técnico para fomentar el intercambio de experiencias entre las Reservas de Biosfera y promover el manejo efectivo de las invasiones biológicas. UNESCO, Montevideo
  • SCHÜTTLER E., CÁRCAMO J. & R. ROZZI (2008): Diet of the American mink Mustela vison and its potential impact on the native fauna of Navarino Island, Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 81 (4): 585-598
  • ANDERSON, C.B., ROZZI, R., TORRES-MURA, J.C., MCGEHEE, S.M., SHERRIFFS, M.F., SCHÜTTLER, E. & A.D. ROSEMOND (2006): Exotic vertebrate fauna of the remote and pristine sub-Antarctic Cape Horn Archipelago, Chile. Biodiversity and Conservation 15 (10): 3295-3313
  • MENZEL, R., GREGGERS, U., SMITH, A., BERGER, S., BRANDT, R., BRUNKE, S., BUNDROCK, G., HÜLSE, S., PLÜMPE, T., SCHAUPP, F., SCHÜTTLER, E., STACH, S., STINDT, J., STOLLHOFF, N. & S. WATZL (2005): Honey bees navigate according to a map-like spatial memory. PNAS 102 (8): 3040-3045

Recent Publications

JAX, K. (Ed.)(2010): Ecosystem functioning Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 272 S.

Fisheries and Fish-eating Vertebrates as a Model Case
Series: Environmental Science and Engineering
Subseries: Environmental Science
Klenke, R.A.; Ring, I.; Kranz, A.; Jepsen, N.; Rauschmayer, F.; Henle, K. (Eds.)
2013, XIV, 347 p. 64 illus., 36 in color.

JAX. K. & A. SCHWARZ (2011): Competing terms. Chapter 11,. In: SCHWARZ, A. & K. JAX (eds.): Ecology Revisited: Reflecting on Concepts, Advancing Science. Dordrecht, Springer: 155-159.

SCHWARZ, A. & K. JAX (eds.): Ecology Revisited: Reflecting on Concepts, Advancing Science. Dordrecht, Springer: 444 p.

BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION Volume 20, Number 5, 1057-1072, DOI: 10.1007/s10531-011-0015-2

Effects of species turnover on reserve site selection in a fragmented landscape - Birgit Felinks, Renata Pardini, Marianna Dixo, Klaus Follner, Jean P. Metzger und Klaus Henle

BRECKLING, B., PE'ER, G. & Y.G. MATSINOS (2011). Cellular Automata in Ecological Modelling. In: JOPP, F., REUTER, H., BRECKLING, B. (Eds.): Modelling Complex Ecological Dynamics.  Springer: 105-117.

BRECKLING, B., PE'ER, G. & Y.G. MATSINOS (2011). Cellular Automata in Ecological Modelling. In: JOPP, F., REUTER, H., BRECKLING, B. (Eds.): Modelling Complex Ecological Dynamics. Springer: 105-117.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6021/1139.summary

Science-Policy Interface: Beyond Assessments - Mike Hulme, Martin Mahony, Silke Beck, Christoph Görg, Bernd Hansjürgens, Jennifer Hauck, Carsten Nesshöver, Axel Paulsch, Marie Vandewalle, Heidi Wittmer, Stefan Böschen, Peter Bridgewater, Mariteuw Chimère Diaw, Pierre Fabre, Aurelia Figueroa, Kong Luen Heong, Horst Korn, Rik Leemans, Eva Lövbrand, Mohd Norowi Hamid, Chad Monfreda, Roger Pielke, Jr., Josef Settele, Marten Winter, Alice B. M. Vadrot, Sybille van den Hove and Jeroen P. van der Sluijs, Science 5 August 2011: 697-698.