School of Biological Sciences

Cheryl Schultz


Name: Cheryl Schultz
Field of Study: Conservation Biology
Title: Assistant Professor
Degrees: Ph.D., Zoology, University of Washington
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Office: 230K E Life Science Bldg.
Email: schultzc@vancouver.wsu.edu
Phone: 360-546-9525
Fax: 360-546-9064
Mailing Address: Washington State University-Vancouver
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98686

Research Interests

I am a conservation biologist who uses field and quantitative methods to address a range of applied ecological questions that influence the survival of rare species and restoration of their habitats. I bring these approaches to conservation by working at the interface of research, management and education. My primary research interest is to understand the relative contributions of individual, population and landscape-level processes to the population viability of endangered species. Components of this research include (1) the importance of focal species' behavior in designing reserves, (2) the effects of captive breeding on endangered species, and (3) the restoration of communities to create habitat that meets the life history needs of endangered species. In addition, I am interested in developing science that is useful in conservation policy and helping to make policy more responsive to science

Representative Publications

Schultz, C. B, and E. E. Crone. 2005. Patch size and isolation thresholds for butterfly habitat restoration. Conservation Biology 19: 887-896

Winfree, R., J. Dushoff, E. E. Crone, C. B. Schultz, R. Budny, N. Williams, C. Kremen. 2005. Simple indices of habitat proximity: General uses and empirical tests. American Naturalist 165: 707-717

Crone, E. E. and C. B. Schultz. 2003. Minimum patch size for population persistence in an endangered Oregon butterfly. in C. Boggs, W. Watt, and P. Ehrlich (eds.) Ecology and Evolution Taking Flight: Butterflies as Model Study Systems. University of Chicago Press. Chicago. 561-576.

Holl, K. D., E. E. Crone., and C. B. Schultz. 2003. Landscape restoration: moving from generalities to methodologies. BioScience. 53: 491-502.

Schultz, C. B. and P.C. Hammond. 2003. Using population viability analysis to develop recovery criteria for endangered insects: Case study of the Fender’s blue butterfly. Conservation Biology. 17: 1372-1385.

Schultz, C. B. and L. R. Gerber. 2002. Are Endangered Species Act recovery plans Improving with practice? Ecological Applications 12: 641 – 647.

Schultz, C. B. 2001. Restoring resources for an endangered butterfly. Journal of Applied Ecology 38: 1007 - 1019. Schultz, C. B. and E. E. Crone. 2001. Edge-mediated dispersal behavior in a prairie butterfly. Ecology 82: 1879-1892.

Schultz, C. B. 1998. Dispersal behavior and its implications for reserve design for a rare Oregon butterfly. Conservation Biology 12: 284-292.

Schultz, C. B. and E. E. Crone. 1998. Burning prairie to restore butterfly habitat? A modeling approach for management tradeoffs for the Fender's blue. Restoration Ecology 6: 244-252.

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