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Jochen A.G. Jaeger

Associate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University

Dr. Jaeger received his PhD from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in 2000. He held a position at the Centre of Technology Assessment in Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart, Germany, and lectured at the University of Stuttgart. In 2001, he went to Canada as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Lenore Fahrig in her Landscape Ecology Laboratory at Carleton University, Ottawa, funded by the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina. From 2003 to 2007 he was back in Zurich at the ETH as a research associate. He joined Concordia University in July 2007 as a new faculty member. In 2010, he received the Dean's 2009-2010 New Scholar Award for outstanding achievement by a tenure-track faculty member. His research team received the IENE Project Award 2011 for their project "Landscape Fragmentation in Europe" from the Infra Eco Network Europe in September 2011.
Dr. Jaeger's research interests are in the fields of landscape ecology, road ecology, the quantification and assessment of landscape structure and landscape change, urban sprawl, ecological modelling, environmental indicators, impact assessment, and concepts and methods of problem-oriented transdisciplinary research. In addition to his position at the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, he is an affiliated member of the Department of Biology and a member of the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre (LSRC).

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Associate Professor, Concordia University Montreal
  • 2007–2012
    Assistant Professor , Concordia University Montreal
  • 2005–2007
    Research Associate, ETH Zurich
  • 2003–2005
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ETH Zurich
  • 2001–2003
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Carleton University Ottawa

Education

  • 2000 
    ETH Zurich, PhD (Dr. sc. nat.)
  • 1992 
    ETH Zurich, Dipl. Phys. ETH

Publications

  • 2020
    Brunen, B., Daguet, C., Jaeger, J.A.G.: What attributes are relevant for drainage culverts to serve as efficient road crossing structures for mammals?, Journal of Environmental Management 268: 110423. Online: doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110423
  • 2020
    Spanowicz, A.G., Teixeira, F.Z., Jaeger, J.A.G.: An adaptive plan for prioritizing road sections for fencing to reduce animal mortality , Conservation Biology 34(5): 1210-1220. Online: https://conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.13502
  • 2020
    Aksamit, C.K., Blakley, J.A., Jaeger, J.A.G., Noble, B.F., Westman, C.N.: Sources of uncertainties in environmental assessment: Lessons about uncertainty disclosure and communication from an oil sands extraction project in Northern Alberta., Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 63(2): 317-334.
  • 2019
    Nazarnia, N., Harding, C., Jaeger, J.A.G.: How suitable is entropy as a measure of urban sprawl?, Landscape and Urban Planning 184: 32-43. Online at https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1YKi1cUG5AptL
  • 2019
    Jaeger, J.A.G., Spanowicz, A.G., Bowman, J., Clevenger, A.P.: Clôtures et passages fauniques pour les petits et moyens mammifères le long de la route 175 au Québec: quelle est leur efficacité? , Le Naturaliste canadien 143(1): 69-80.
  • 2019
    Spanowicz, A.G., Jaeger, J.A.G.: Measuring landscape connectivity: On the importance of within-patch connectivity, Landscape Ecology 34(10): 2261-2278
  • 2018
    Deslauriers, M.R., Asgary, A., Nazarnia, N., Jaeger, J.A.G.: Implementing the connectivity of natural areas in cities as an indicator in the City Biodiversity Index (CBI)., Ecological Indicators 94: 99-115.
  • 2018
    Schwick, C., Jaeger, J., Hersperger, A., Cathomas, G., Muggli, R. (2018): Measuring and limiting urban sprawl - measures and targets for Switzerland, its cantons, and its municipalities (in German: Zersiedelung messen und begrenzen - Massnahmen und Zielvorgaben für die Schweiz, ihre Kantone und Gemeinden)., Zürich, Bristol-Stiftung; Bern, Haupt-Verlag.
  • 2017
    Pavlyuk, O., Noble, B.F., Blakley, J.A.E., Jaeger, J.A.G.: Fragmentary provisions for uncertainty disclosure and consideration in EA legislation, regulations and guidelines and the need for improvement, Environmental Impact Assessment Review 66: 14-23. PDF online: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195925517301312
  • 2016
    Leung, W., Noble, B.F., Jaeger, J.A.G., Gunn, J.A.E.: Disparate perceptions about uncertainty consideration and disclosure practices in environmental assessment and opportunities for improvement., Environmental Impact Assessment Review 57: 89-100.
  • 2016
    Nazarnia, N., Schwick, C., Jaeger, J.A.G.: Accelerated urban sprawl in Montreal, Quebec City, and Zurich: Investigating the differences using time series 1951-2011., Ecological Indicators 60: 1229-1251.
  • 2016
    Torres, A., Jaeger, J.A.G., Alonso, J.C.: Assessing large-scale wildlife responses to human infrastructure development., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 113(30): 8472-8477. Online: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/07/05/1522488113.abstract
  • 2016
    Rytwinski, T., Soanes, K., Jaeger, J.A.G., Fahrig, L., Findlay, C.S., Houlahan, J., van der Ree, R., van der Grift, E.A.: How effective is road mitigation at reducing road-kill? A meta-analysis., PLoS ONE 11(11): e0166941. Online: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0166941
  • 2015
    Hennig, E.I., Schwick, C., Soukup, T., Orlitova, E., Kienast, F., Jaeger, J.A.G.: Multi-scale analysis of urban sprawl in Europe: Towards a European de-sprawling strategy., Land Use Policy 49: 483-498. Online: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264837715002367
  • 2015
    Rytwinski, T., van der Ree, R., Cunnington, G.M., Fahrig, L., Findlay, C.S., Houlahan, J., Jaeger, J.A.G., Soanes, K., van der Grift, E.A.: Experimental study designs to improve the evaluation of road mitigation measures for wildlife., Journal of Environmental Management 154: 48-64. Online: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030147971500064X
  • 2014
    Roch, L., Jaeger, J.A.G.: Monitoring an ecosystem at risk: What is the degree of grassland fragmentation in the Canadian Prairies?, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186(4): 2505-2534, doi: 10.1007/s10661-013-3557-9. + Erratum 186(5): 3299-3301, doi: 10.1007/s10661-014-3641-9
  • 2014
    Jaeger, J.A.G., Schwick, C.: Improving the measurement of urban sprawl: Weighted Urban Proliferation (WUP) and its application to Switzerland., Ecological Indicators 38: 294-308. doi 10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.11.022
  • 2013
    van der Grift, E.A., van der Ree, R., Fahrig, L., Findlay, C.S., Houlahan, J.E., Jaeger, J.A.G., Klar, N., Madriñan, L.F., Olson, L.: Evaluating the effectiveness of road mitigation measures., Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 425-448. DOI 10.1007/s10531-012-0421-0
  • 2013
    Thompson, U.-C., Marsan, J.-F., Fournier-Peyresblanques, B., Forgues, C., Ogaa, A., Jaeger, J.A.G.: Using Compliance Analysis for PPP to Bridge the Gap between SEA and EIA: Lessons from the Turcot Interchange Reconstruction in Montréal, Québec., Environmental Impact Assessment Review 42: 74-86. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2012.10.001.
  • 2012
    Jaeger, J.A.G.: Road Ecology., Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 5: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability. Berkshire Publishing Group, Great Barrington, MA, pp. 344-350.
  • 2011
    van der Ree, R., Jaeger, J.A.G., van der Grift, E., Clevenger, A.P.: Effects of roads and traffic on wildlife populations and landscape function: Road ecology is moving toward larger scales., Ecology and Society 16(1): 48. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol16/iss1/art48/
  • 2011
    Grosman, P.D., Jaeger, J.A.G., Biron, P.M., Dussault, C., Ouellet, J.-P.: Trade-off between road avoidance and attraction by roadside salt pools in moose: An agent-based model to assess measures for reducing moose-vehicle collisions., Ecological Modelling 222(8): 1423-1435. DOI 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.01.022
  • 2010
    Jaeger, J.A.G., Bertiller, R., Schwick, C., Kienast, F.: Suitability criteria for measures of urban sprawl. , Ecological Indicators 10(2): 397-406. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2009.07.007
  • 2009
    Grosman, P.D., Jaeger, J.A.G., Biron, P.M., Dussault, C., Ouellet, J.-P.: Reducing moose-vehicle collisions through salt pool removal and displacement: An agent-based modeling approach., Ecology and Society 14(2): 17. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/ vol14/iss2/art17/
  • 2008
    Girvetz, E.H., Thorne, J.H., Berry, A.M., Jaeger, J.A.G.: Integration of landscape fragmentation analysis into regional planning: a statewide multi-scale case study from California, USA. , Landscape and Urban Planning 86: 205-218.
  • 2008
    Jaeger, J.A.G., Bertiller, R., Schwick, C., Müller, K., Steinmeier, C., Ewald, K.C., Ghazoul, J. (2008): Implementing landscape fragmentation as an indicator in the Swiss Monitoring System of Sustainable Development (MONET)., Journal of Environmental Management 88(4): 737-751.
  • 2007
    Moser, B., Jaeger, J.A.G., Tappeiner, U., Tasser, E., Eiselt, B.: Modification of the effective mesh size for measuring landscape fragmentation to solve the boundary problem., Landscape Ecology 22(3): 447-459.
  • 2007
    Roedenbeck, I.A., Fahrig, L., Findlay, C.S., Houlahan, J., Jaeger, J.A.G., Klar, N., Kramer-Schadt, S., van der Grift, E.A.: The Rauischholzhausen-Agenda for Road Ecology., Ecology and Society 12(1): 11. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol12/ iss1/art11/
  • 2007
    Jaeger, J.A.G., Schwarz-von Raumer, H.-G., Esswein, H., Müller, M., Schmidt-Lüttmann, M.: Time series of landscape fragmentation caused by transportation infrastructure and urban development: a case study from Baden-Württemberg (Germany). , Ecology and Society 12(1): 22. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol12/iss1/art22/
  • 2006
    Jaeger, J.A.G., Fahrig, L., Ewald, K.: Does the configuration of road networks influence the degree to which roads affect wildlife populations? , In: IRWIN, C.L., GARRETT, P., MCDERMOTT, K.P. (eds.): Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation (ICOET). Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, pp. 151-163.
  • 2005
    Jaeger, J.A.G., Bowman, J., Brennan, J., Fahrig, L., Bert, D., Bouchard, J., Charbonneau, N., Frank, K., Gruber, B., and K. Tluk von Toschanowitz: Predicting when animal populations are at risk from roads: an interactive model of road avoidance behavior. , Ecological Modelling 185: 329-348.
  • 2004
    Jaeger, J.A.G., and L. Fahrig: Effects of road fencing on population persistence. , Conservation Biology 18(6): 1651-1657.
  • 2003
    Jaeger, J.: II-5.3 Landschaftszerschneidung. (II-5.3 Landscape fragmentation.), In: Konold, W., R. Böcker, U. Hampicke (Eds.) (1999ff.): Handbuch Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege. 11th fascicle 11/2003. Ecomed-Verlag, Landsberg, Germany. 30 pp. [handbook article]
  • 2002
    Bowman, J., Jaeger, J.A.G., Fahrig, L.: Dispersal distance of mammals is proportional to home range size., Ecology 83(7): 2049-2055.
  • 2002
    Jaeger, J.: Landschaftszerschneidung. Eine transdisziplinäre Studie gemäß dem Konzept der Umweltgefährdung. (Landscape fragmentation. A transdisciplinary study according to the concept of environmental threat.), Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart. 447 pp.
  • 2001
    Jaeger, J.: Beschränkung der Landschaftszerschneidung durch die Einführung von Grenz- oder Richtwerten. (Curtailing landscape fragmentation by applying limiting standards or reference standards.), Natur und Landschaft 76(1): 26-34.
  • 2000
    Jaeger, J.A.G.: Landscape division, splitting index, and effective mesh size: New measures of landscape fragmentation. , Landscape Ecology 15(2): 115–130.
  • 2000
    Scheringer, M., Jaeger, J., Esfeld, M.: Transdisciplinarity and holism – how are different disciplines connected in environmental research? , In: HÄBERLI, R., SCHOLZ, R.W., BILL, A., and M. WELTI (Eds.): Transdisciplinarity: Joint Problem-solving among science, technology and society. Proceedings of the international transdisciplinarity 2000 conference; Workbook I. Haffmans Sachbuch Verlag, Zürich: 35–37.
  • 2000
    Jaeger, J., Scherringer, M.: Transdisciplinarity – just a buzzword? Overcoming some popular objections to transdisciplinary research. , In: HÄBERLI, R., SCHOLZ, R.W., BILL, A., and M. WELTI (Eds.): Transdisciplinarity: Joint Problem-solving among science, technology and society. Proceedings of the international transdisciplinarity 2000 conference; Workbook I. Haffmans Sachbuch Verlag, Zürich: 259–262.
  • 1998
    Jaeger, J., Scheringer, M.: Transdisziplinarität: Problemorientierung ohne Methodenzwang. (Transdisciplinary research: problem-orientation and unconstrained choice of appropriate methods.) , GAIA 7(1): 10–25.
  • 1998
    Jaeger, J.: Exposition und Konfiguration als Bewertungsebenen für Umweltgefährdungen. (On the use of exposition and configuration as stages for assessing environmental threats.), Zeitschrift für angewandte Umweltforschung (ZAU) 11(3/4): 444–466.

Professional Memberships

  • Loyola Sustainability Research Centre (LSRC) of Concordia University, Montreal