Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz


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  • 1216 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
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Personal profile


Katharina is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Agroecology and Food Security. Before joining Coventry University she has worked at the Universities of Warwick and York. She is an ecologist with a background in vegetation science and nature conservation. Her research projects focus on the prevention, management and impacts of biological invasions for nature conservation, horticulture and agriculture. At York, she worked in interdisciplinary projects with environmental economists analysing the impacts of Rhododendron ponticum in the British Isles and the role of the horticultural trade for the invasion success of invasive plants. At Warwick, she worked in a Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) project analysing the impacts, spread and management of plant diseases and more recently in an experimental study looking at the potential impacts of climate change on agricultural weeds. Katharina is a member of the Plant Health Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).


Research Interests

Ecology and environmental change

Vision Statement

I am an ecologist interested in understanding environmental change and how it is driven by human activities in the past, present and future. Biological invasions are one example to study this relationship with interdisciplinary research approaches and how it affects agriculture or forestry, but also urban ecosystems across the globe. My research vision is that this work contributes to the protection of biological diversity and the creation of resilient ecosystems.

I am interested in hearing from students who want to undertake research in biological invasions or agricultural weeds. 

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introduced species Earth & Environmental Sciences
plant health Agriculture & Biology
invasive species Agriculture & Biology
plant diseases and disorders Agriculture & Biology
ornamental plants Agriculture & Biology
United Kingdom Agriculture & Biology
stakeholder Earth & Environmental Sciences
biological invasion Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2018

  • 1216 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 24 Article
  • 5 Review article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference proceeding
2 Citations

A framework for engaging stakeholders on the management of alien species

Novoa, A., Shackleton, R., Canavan, S., Cybèle, C., Davies, S., Dehnen-Schmutz, K., Fried, J., Gaertner, M., Geerts, S., Griffiths, C., Kaplan, H., Kumschick, S., Le Maitre, D., Measey, J., Nunes, A. L., Richardson, D. M., Robinson, T. B., Touza, J. & Wilson, J. 1 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Environmental Management. 205, p. 286-297 12 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

introduced species
Environmental management
environmental management
socioeconomic impact

Alien Futures: What is on the horizon for biological invasions?

Dehnen-Schmutz, K., Boivin, T., Essl, F., Groom, Q. J., Harrison, L., Touza, J. M. & Bayliss, H. 17 Apr 2018 In : Diversity and Distributions.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

biological invasion
introduced species
invasive species
environmental change

Explaining people’s perceptions of invasive alien species: A conceptual framework

Shackleton, R., Richardson, D. M., Shackleton, C. H. L., Bennett, B., Crowley, S. L., Dehnen-Schmutz, K., Estevez, R., Fischer, A., Kueffer, C., Kull, C. A., Marchante, E., Novoa, A., Potgieter, L. J., Vaas, J., Vas, A. S. & Larson, B. M. H. 9 Apr 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Environmental Management. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

introduced species
conceptual framework
Environmental management
3 Citations

Integrating invasive species policies across ornamental horticulture supply-chains to prevent plant invasions

Hulme, P. E., Brundu, G., Carboni, M., Dehnen-Schmutz, K., Dullinger, S., Early, R., Essl, F., González-Moreno, P., Groom, Q. J., Kueffer, C., Kühn, I., Maurel, N., Novoa, A., Pergl, J., Pyšek, P., Seebens, H., Tanner, R., Touza, J. M., van Kleunen, M. & Verbrugge, L. N. H. Jan 2018 In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 55, p. 92-98 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
risk assessment
introduced species

Stakeholder engagement in the study and management of invasive alien species

Shackleton, R. T., Adriaens, T., Brundu, G., Dehnen-Schmutz, K., Estevez, R., Fried, J., Larson, B. M. H., Liu, S., Marchante, E., Marchante, H., Moshobane, M. C., Novoa, A., Reed, M. & Richardson, D. M. 9 Apr 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Environmental Management. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

introduced species
invasive species