- 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.
BIOC 2010H: Communicating Conservation Biology
BIOL-ERSC 2260H: Introductory Ecology
BIOL-ERSC 3391H: Conservation Biology
Schaefer, J. A. 2022. The conservation of caribou: Matters of scale, space, and time. Chapter 12 in In Our Backyard – Keeyask and the Legacy of Hydroelectric Development. Edited by A. Craft and J. Blakely. University of Manitoba Press.
McNamara, J. A., J. A. Schaefer, G. Bastille-Rousseau, and S. P. Mahoney. 2022. Landscape features and caribou harvesting during three decades in Newfoundland. Écoscience, 29:39-53, DOI: 10.1080/11956860.2021.1969825
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.