Teresa Schueller

Teresa Schueller

Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences

1500 N. University Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
Office N013

(262) 521-5438
Office Hours / Schedule 

Spring 2019

Bio 191: Environmental Science

Lecture: Tues & Thurs 1- 2:15 pm am, N040

Lab: Tues 2:30 - 4:20 pm, N040

Office hours: Tues & Thurs 10 - 11 am


Dr. Schueller is an Assistant Professor of Biology and the Field Station Manager for the UW-Waukesha Field Station in Oconomowoc. She teached a variety of courses related to basic biology, zoology, ecology, evolution, and environmental science. She has also been teaching Environmental Science at Cardinal Stritch University since 2005. She has received her Bachelor's degree, with distinction and honors, from Purdue University, and majored in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Ecology, Evolution, and Population Biology. She earned her M.S. from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and majored in Zoology with an emphasis in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a double major in Zoology and Entomology.

She has a broad interest in ecology and environmental science and enjoys inspiring new college students to become interested and active in environmental and ecological issues. She is also interested in animal behavior and has produced several publications in this field.


Schueller, T. I., E. V. Nordheim, and R. L. Jeanne. Learning in a social wasp; foragers use visual and olfactory cues to relocate carbohydrate resources. Submitted to Journal of Insect Science.

Schueller, T. I., A. R. Ives, and R. L. Jeanne. Nest construction in a social wasp: a theoretical study of task coordination. Submitted to American Naturalist, in revision.

Schueller, T. I. and R. L. Jeanne. 2012. Cue-mediated recruitment in a swarm-founding wasp— foragers induce nest mates to search off-nest for a scented resource. Psyche, vol. 2012, Article ID 585014, 10 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/585014

Taylor, B. J., E. V. Nordheim, T. I. Schueller, and R. L. Jeanne. 2011. Recruitment in swarm- founding wasps: Polybia occidentalis does not actively scent-mark carbohydrate food sources. Psyche, vol. 2011, Article ID 378576, 7 pages, doi:10.1155/2011/378576.

Schueller, T. I., E. V. Nordheim, B. J., Taylor, and R. L. Jeanne. 2010. The cues have it; nest- based, cue-mediated recruitment to carbohydrate resources in a swarm-founding social wasp. Naturwissenshaften 97(11), 1017-1022.

Howard, R. D., H. H. Whiteman, and T. I. Schueller. 1994. Sexual selection in Bufo americanus; a test of a good genes hypothesis. Evolution, 48(4), 1286-1300.

León, T. I. 2000. Behavioral observations of mating displays in some Hawaiian Lycosid Spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae) from Hawai'i Island. Master's Thesis, University of Hawai'i.


PhD, Zoology and Entomology. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. 2012
M.S. Zoology (Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology). University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI. 2000.
B.S. with Distinction and Honors. Biological Sciences (Ecology, Evolution, and Population Biology). Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. 1993.