Stefan A. Schnitzer

 

Education

Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Pittsburgh, 2001

 

Research Interests

    • Plant community ecology / tropical forest ecology

    • Testing theories to explain plant species diversity, distribution, dominance, and coexistence

    • Tropical forest dynamics and regeneration

    • Plant competition and facilitation

    • The ecology of lianas (woody vines)

    • The role of disturbance in the maintenance of plant species diversity​


Professional Appointments 

Mellon Distinguished Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Marquette University, 2015-present

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012-2015

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2009-2012

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2003-2009

Research Associate, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 2006-present

Assistant Curator, Milwaukee Public Museum, 2019-present.

Faculty, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2003-present

Research Associate, Wageningen University, Netherlands, 2001-present

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, 2001-2003
 

Selected Honors & Awards

US National Science Foundation research award DEB-2001799, 2020-2025

Marquette University Way-Klingler Science Fellowship, 2019-2022

US National Science Foundation research award DEB-1822473, 2018-2019

US National Science Foundation research award IOS-1558093, 2016-2020

US National Science Foundation research award DEB-1258070, 2013-2016

US National Science Foundation research award DEB-1019436, 2010-2014
US National Science Foundation CAREER “Young Investigators” research award DEB-0845071, 2009-2014

US National Science Foundation research award DEB-0613666, 2006-2010
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research Foundation Research Fellow Award, 2010

Dutch National Science Foundation Visiting Faculty Fellowship, Wageningen University, Netherlands, 2009

Production Ecology & Resource Conservation Fellowship, Wageningen University, Netherlands, 2009

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research Growth Initiative Award, 2006-2008, 2007-2009, 2012-2014

Editorial Board, Biotropica, 2009-2012

Guest Editor, Forest Ecology & Management, 2004

Visiting Scholar, Wageningen University, Netherlands, 2001 

Commendation for the British Ecological Society’s John L. Harper Young Investigator’s Award for 2000, Journal of Ecology, 88: 939

Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2000-2001

Stanton C. Crawford Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Pittsburgh, 1999