Stephanie Schuttler

Postdoctoral Research Associate

121 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

  • Schuttler, S.G., A. W. Parsons, T. Forrester, M. C. Baker, W. J. McShea, R. Costello, R. Kays. 2016. Deer on the lookout: how hunting, hiking, and coyotes affect white-tailed deer vigilance. Journal of Zoology.
  • Schuttler, S.G., Ruiz-López, M.J., Monello, R.J., Eggert, L.S., and M.E. Gompper. 2015. The interplay between resource aggregations and genetic relatedness in the common raccoon. Mammal Research 60: 365-373.
  • 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.

Fields of Research