Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz


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  • 1168 Citations
  • 14 h-Index

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.

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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Research Output 2004 2018

  • 1168 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 20 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

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

invasive species
risk assessment

The changing role of ornamental horticulture in alien plant invasions

van Kleunen, M. , Essl, F. , Pergl, J. , Brundu, G. , Carboni, M. , Early, R. , Dullinger, S. , González-Moreno, P. , Groom, Q. J. , Hulme, P. E. , Kueffer, C. , Kühn, I. , Máguas, C. , Maurel, N. , Novoa, A. , Parepa, M. , Pyšek, P. , Seebens, H. , Tanner, R. , Touza, J. M. & 9 others Verbrugge, L. N. H., Weber, E., Dawson, W., Kreft, H., Weigelt, P., Winter, M., Klonner, G., Talluto, M. V. & Dehnen-Schmutz, K. 5 Mar 2018 In : Biological Reviews. in press, 17 p., brv.12402

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

introduced plants
ornamental horticulture
home gardens
2 Citations

Does public awareness increase support for invasive species management?: Promising evidence across taxa and landscape types

Novoa, A., Dehnen-Schmutz, K., Fried, J. & Vimercati, G. Dec 2017 In : Biological Invasions. 19, 12, p. 3691-3705 15 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

invasive species
introduced species

Investigating the Role of the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) in Promoting Organic Farming in Nigeria

Emeana, E. M., Trenchard, L., Dehnen-Schmutz, K. & Shaikh, S. 2017 ESEE 2017: The 23rd European Seminar on Extension (and) Education: Transformative Learning: New Directions in Agricultural Extension and Education .

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference proceeding