Projects per year
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.
Ecology and environmental change
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.
1/10/18 → 30/09/22
Management practices influence the competitive potential of weed communities and their value to biodiversity in South African vineyards.Maclaren, C. A., Bennett, J. & Dehnen-Schmutz, K., 1 Apr 2019, In: Weed Research. 59, 2, p. 93-106 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Citations (Scopus)6 Downloads (Pure)
Bennett, J., Wright, J. & Dehnen-Schmutz, K., Mar 2019, In: Crop Science. 59, 2, p. 733-748 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile20 Citations (Scopus)115 Downloads (Pure)
Working with gardeners to identify potential invasive ornamental garden plants – testing a citizen science approachDehnen-Schmutz, K. & Conroy, J., Nov 2018, In: Biological Invasions. 20, 11, p. 3069–3077 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Citations (Scopus)32 Downloads (Pure)
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.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile62 Citations (Scopus)114 Downloads (Pure)
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.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile11 Citations (Scopus)19 Downloads (Pure)