Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz


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  • 1274 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
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Katharina is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience. 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. Before joining Coventry University she has worked at the Universities of Warwick and York and holds a PhD from the Technical University of Berlin. 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

  • 1274 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 25 Article
  • 5 Review article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference proceeding
8 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

Open Access
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
1 Citations

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
5 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

Livestock in diverse cropping systems improve weed management and sustain yields whilst reducing inputs

MacLaren, C., Storkey, J., Strauss, J., Swanepoel, P. & Dehnen-Schmutz, K. 3 Aug 2018 In : Journal of Applied Ecology. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

cropping practice