Stephanie Schuttler

Postdoctoral Research Associate

11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601


  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, 2012
  • B.S. in Biological Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2003

Research Interests

Stephanie Schuttler is a mammalogist with strong interests in animal behavior, molecular, and movement ecology, especially applied research that impacts the conservation of threatened and endangered species. She is working with North Carolina teachers under the Students Discover program to implement eMammal, a citizen science camera-trapping program, into the curriculum of middle school classrooms and will use the student-collected data to study urban mammals. She also studies social behavior in mammals, specifically the social structure of African forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis).

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Ruiz Lopez, M. J., R. Monello, S. G. Schuttler, S. Lance, L. S. Eggert, and M. E. Gompper. 2014. MHC variation and resource availability are associated. Infection, Genetics, and Evolution 28: 317-327.
  • Schuttler, S. G., K. Jeffery, A. Whittaker, and L. S. Eggert. 2014. Social network analyses reveal limited fission-fusion sociality in African forest elephants. Endangered Species Research 25: 165-173.
  • Schuttler S. G., Philbrick J. A., Jeffery K. J., Eggert L. S. 2014. Fine-scale genetic structure and cryptic associations reveal evidence of kin-based sociality in the African forest elephant. PLoS ONE 9: e88074.
  • Schuttler, S. G., S. Blake, L. S. Eggert. 2012. Movement patterns and spatial relationships among female African forest elephants. Biotropica 44: 445-448.
  • Ahlering, M. A., S. Hedges, A.S. G. Schuttler, and L. S. Eggert. 2011. Genetic diversity, social structure, and conservation value of the elephants of the Nakai Plateau, Lao PDR, based on non-invasive sampling. Conservation Genetics 12:413-422.
  • Okello, M. M., S. G. Manka, and D. E. D'Amour. 2008. The relative importance of large mammal species for tourism in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. Tourism Management 29:751-760.
  • Okello, M. M., D. E. D'Amour, and S. G. Manka. 2008. Tourism attractions and satisfaction of Amboseli National Park, Kenya. Tourism Analysis 13:373-386.

Fields of Research