University of Georgia
Odum School of Ecology
Athens, GA 30602
Ph.D. candidate- University of Georgia
B.S. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
foundation species, ecosystem functioning, ecosystem connectivity, conservation ecology
2012 PADI Foundation Grant
2011 Odum School of Ecology Endowment Grant
2010-2013 Graduate Research Fellowship (National Science Foundation)
2010-2013 National Estuarine Research Reserve Graduate Research Fellowship (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2010 Short Term Fellowship (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)
2010 East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship (National Science Foundation)
2010 Lerner-Gray Grant for Marine Research (American Museum of Natural History)
2010 International Women's Fishing Association Scholarship
2010 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (University of Georgia)
2010 Graduate Student Symposium 1st Place Proposed Research Award (Odum School of Ecology)
2009 Odum School of Ecology Endowment Grant
2007 Office of Undergraduate Research Award (UNC-Chapel Hill)
2003-2007 John Motley Morehead Foundation Scholarship
2003-2007 National Merit Scholarship
2005 Smallwood Foundation Travel Grant (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Brickman P, CL Gormally, GM Francom, SE Jardeleza, VGW Schutte, C Jordan, L Kanizay. 2012. Media-savvy science literacy: developing critical evaluation skills by investigating scientific claims. American Biology Teacher 74(6):374-379.
Schutte VGW. 2010. "Appendix A: Introduction to Graphing". In Biology 1510: Biological Principles Laboratory Manual, Gormally C, Editor. Hayden McNeil: Plymouth, MI. p. 57-70.
Schutte VGW, ER Selig and JF Bruno. 2010. Regional spatio-temporal trends in Caribbean coral reef benthic communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 402:115-122.
Bruno JF, H Sweatman, WF Precht, ER Selig and VGW Schutte. 2009. A global analysis of the frequency, geographic extent and degree of coral reef phase shifts. Ecology 90(6): 1478-1484.