- B.Sc. (McGill)
- M.Sc. (Manitoba)
- Ph.D. (Saskatchewan)
Office: LHS D237
Lab: LHS D206
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7968
Lab phone: ext 7671
- Population dynamics
My research focuses on the behaviour, demography, and conservation of large northern mammals and on the issues of spatial and temporal scaling. Many of our studies are centred on woodland caribou, the threatened, forest-dwelling populations scattered across the boreal forest.
I am a member of the International Boreal Conservation Science Panel, a Fellow with the Leopold Leadership Program, and the Director of the Trent Centre for Communicating Conservation Science.
BIOL 4180H: Mammalogy
BIOL-ERSC 4390H: Conservation Biology
Jenkins, D., Lecomte, N., Andrews, G., Yannic, G., and Schaefer, J A. 2020. Biotic interactions govern the distribution of coexisting ungulates in the Arctic Archipelago — a case for conservation planning. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: e01239.
Schaefer, J. A. 2015. Two Houses of Oikos – Essays from the Environmental Age. Moon Willow Press
Schaefer, J.A., S. P. Mahoney, J. N. Weir, J. G. Luther, and C. E. Soulliere. 2016. Decades of habitat use reveal food limitation of Newfoundland caribou. Journal of Mammalogy 97:386-393.