Dr. Elke Schüttler
Associate researcher

I am a terrestrial biologist (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) and Doctor of Natural Sciences (Technische Universität München, Germany) with over a decade of research experience in southern Chile. My current position is as an associated professor at the Universidad de Magallanes. My main research interests are vulnerable and invasive mammals, their monitoring, population ecology, and conservation. I am combining biological methods with social approaches to be able to understand the human-wildlife context in an integrative way. I am familiar with camera trapping, radio-telemetry and GPS tagging, capture-recapture methods, sign surveys, dietary analysis, qualitative and quantitative social approaches, as well as workshops and the elaboration of environmental education material.
Research lines
  • Integrative approaches of nature conservation
  • Biological invasions
  • Population ecology
  • Ecology
  • Ethnoecology
  • Zoology
  • Environmental education
  • Regional focus: Latin America/Chile
  • Sub-Antarctic ecosystemsochemistry
  • Biotechnological uses of secondary metabolites and biomolecules (phycobiliproteins and exopolysaccharides) of cyanobacteria
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