Biosciences Division


Yetta Jager

Yetta Jager

Energy-Water-Ecosystem Engineering Group
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6034
Phone: (865) 574-8143
Fax: (865) 576-8543

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Research Interests

  • Conservation biology and research to identify population extinction thresholds
  • Regional analysis of environmental effects of energy-related activities (hydropower, bioenergy)
  • Effects of hydropower on river fishes via flow, temperature, and habitat fragmentation
  • Effects of converting land to grow bioenergy crops on aquatic ecosystems
  • Ecological statistics and spatially explicit population modeling

Professional Activities

  • Symposium “Shifting Landscapes: Biomass and Biodiversity” 2010 Annual meeting of the Intern’l Assoc. Landscape Ecologists, Athens, Georgia:
  • Presentation to CBES Workshop, “A Watershed Perspective on Bioenergy Sustainability” (Feb, 2010)
  • Gulf Sturgeon Modeling Review Panel and Presentation (2009), Cedar Key, Florida
  • Keynote speaker, NSF Workshop “Computational Science for Natural Resource Managers,” (2007)
  • DOE Outstanding Mentor Award (2006)
  • Scientific Achievement Award, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2006)
  • 2005 Scientific Committee, Conference on 'Fish and Diadromy in Europe', Bordeaux, France, March 2005.
  • 2004-2006 Pallid Sturgeon Review Panel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Sustainable Ecosystems International.
  • Member: Ecological Society of America, International Society for Ecological Modelling, American Fisheries Society, InternationalSociety of Landscape Ecologists, Resource Modeling Association
  • 2002-2004 Secretary/treasurer Southeastern Chapter of the Ecological Society of America
  • 2002-2003 Everglades Model Review Team, USGS, Miami, FL
  • 2001 Associate editor North American Journal for Fisheries Management
  • Article in local newspaper Lab efforts target fish habitats, hydropower


Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2000, University of Tennessee