Oswald J. "Os" Schmitz

Senior Associate Dean of Research & Director of Doctoral Studies; Oastler Professor of Population and Community Ecology

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Tel: 203 436-5276

Faculty Support

Eleanor Migliore
203 432-5732
eleanor.migliore@yale.edu

Education

B.SC., M.S.C., University of Guelph, Ontario
Ph.D., University of Michigan

 

About

Oswald Schmitz’s research aims to make sense of nature’s complexity. Complexity comes from the variety of carnivores, herbivore, decomposer and plant species and their interdependencies within ecosystems. He resolves rules that explain how the nature of these dependencies vary in time and space, their implications for ecosystem functions like nutrient cycling and carbon storage, and their resilience to global environmental change. 

 

Courses

Course Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020
511
Ecological Patterns and Processes
Schmitz
Tu,Th - 4:00-5:20
Schmitz
TBA - TBA
744
Conservation Science and Landscape Planning
    Schmitz
TBA - TBA
900
Doctoral Student Seminar and Responsible Conduct of Research
    Schmitz
TBA - TBA