• 1811 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
20042020

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Biography

Katharina is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience. She is a plant 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) and collaborates as a lead author in the IPBES Assessment of invasive alien species.

Katharina coordinates the Plant Alert citizen science project in collaboration with the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. 

 

Research Interests

Ecology and environmental change

Biological invasions

Citizen science

Weed ecology

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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Research Output

  • 1811 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
  • 29 Article
  • 8 Review article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference proceeding
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    Cover crop biomass production is more important than diversity for weed suppression

    MacLaren, C., Swanepoel, P., Bennett, J., Wright, J. & Dehnen-Schmutz, K., Mar 2019, In : Crop Science. 59, 2, p. 733-748 16 p.

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  • 17 Citations (Scopus)
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    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., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 229, p. 10-26 17 p.

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  • 49 Citations (Scopus)
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    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., Aug 2018, In : Diversity and Distributions. 24, 8, p. 1149-1157 9 p.

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  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
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