Jochen Jaeger

 

Jochen A. G. Jaeger (Dr. sc. nat. ETH Zurich, 2000)

Associate Professor

Concordia University
Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
H1255-29
Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5481
Fax: (514) 848-2032
jochen.jaeger@ concordia.ca
 

Education / Bio

Dr. Jaeger received his PhD from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). 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 and was funded by the German Research Foundation DFG, the Swiss National Science Foundation SNF, the Swiss Federal Roads Authority, and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment. His two last larger projects in Zurich were on the degree of landscape fragmentation and the degree of urban sprawl in Switzerland as indicators for the Swiss Monitoring System of Sustainable Development (MONET). He joined Concordia University in July 2007. In October 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 (more information here).

In addition to his position at the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, he is an affiliated member of the Department of Biology.

Research areas: Dr. Jaeger is working in the fields of landscape ecology, road ecology, the quantification and assessment of landscape structure and landscape change, land consumption through urban sprawl, ecological modelling, environmental indicators, impact assessment, and novel concepts of problem-oriented transdisciplinary research.

Research opportunities for students

I am currently looking for students to work with me starting in May 2014 or fall 2014 (see below).

Openings and opportunities:

There are many opportunities in my lab including field work, GIS, or computer simulation modeling (or combinations of them). You are welcome to bring your own research ideas. Generally, my reserach interests include landscape ecology, road ecology, the quantification and assessment of landscape structure and landscape change, urban sprawl, ecological modelling, environmental indicators, environmental impact assessment, as well as inter- or trans-disciplinary combinations of them - e.g., ones that include quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods approaches. I have applied for funding at various places (under review).

1 or 2 MSc student positions available as of April 15 or 1 May 2014: "Effectiveness of wildlife passages" (fully funded)

We are currently searching for one or two new MSc students as part of a long-term monitoring project of the effectiveness of wildlife passages. Start date: May 2014 (or earlier). This project involves field work and data analysis. The ideal candidate would have completed courses in mammalogy or animal biology and statistical data analysis and have some field experience with medium-size or small mammals. The MSc project is fully funded and will be co-supervised by Andre Desrochers (http://www.cef-cfr.ca/index.php?n=Membres.AndreDesrochers?userlang=en). More information here.

Honours thesis topic available: "How to set limits to control environmental degradation?"

I am currently looking for an Honours student to work on a project about procedures to introduce limits to control environmental degradation. More information HERE.

3 American Marten/Wildlife Passageway Research Assistants:

We are currently searching for two volunteers to help with a long-term wildlife passageway and road monitoring program. Tasks will include species identification, data entry and data management. The ideal candidates will have completed courses in mammalogy or animal biology. Basic knowledge of Excel and some experience with MS Access would be a plus but is not required. Positions will begin around January 28, 2013 or sooner. A minimum commitment of one month working 10 hours/week is required, but anyone able to commit to more time (20-40 hrs/week) would be preferred. Ideal candidates could commit to three months.

We are also searching for three motivated and enthusiastic assistants to help with a long-term wildlife passageway and road monitoring program for the summer and fall of 2013 starting May 21. Tasks will include: baiting and luring infrared cameras in order to monitor American marten and other meso-carnivores; monitoring infrared cameras in wildlife passageways and helping with identifying species photographed; running wildlife track stations (track boxes) around wildlife passageways, etc.; see more information here (English, French).

Voluntary work

Building a Database of Environmental Assessment Reports about Roads

This project compares the strengths and weaknesses of environmental assessment (EA) reports to identify best practices and to learn from them for preparing future environmental assessments. To achieve this goal, a database has been created that now needs to be populated with EA reports and analyzed. You are highly welcome to help with this work. You will learn a lot about environmental impact assessment, how EA reports are prepared in practice, what methods are used, and what their strengths and weaknesses are. You can start this work at any time.

I am looking forward to hearing from you. If you already have some knowledge in computer modelling/programming, GIS, statistical analysis, or other quantitative skills, I would particularly like to encourage you to get in contact with me.

Current lab members
  • Rodrigo Lima, Research Associate: Monitoring the effectiveness of wildlife passages along HWY 175
  • Katrina Bélanger-Smith, MSc student: Monitoring the effectiveness of wildlife passages along HWY 175
  • Samia Tabarah, MSc student: A case study about the role of uncertainties in Canadian environmental impact assessments
  • Juliette Lees, MSc student: What is the role of uncertainties in Canadian environmental impact assessments?
  • Megan Deslauriers, Honours student: Measuring the connectivity of the greenway network in southwest Montreal
  • Mary-Helen Paspaliaris, Honours student: Life under the fast lane: Wildlife underpasses along HWY 175
  • Naghmeh Nazarnia, MSc student: Monitoring urban sprawl in Montreal and Quebec City
  • Laura Roch, MSc student: Mapping landscape connectivity in the A2A (Algonquin to Adirondack) region using Circuitscape.
  • Christian Schwick, PhD student, external (Switzerland)
  • Aurora Torres-Moreno, PhD student, external (Spain)
Previous lab members
  • Solene Tremblay-Gendron, Field technician: Monitoring the effectiveness of wildlife passages along HWY 175
  • Maarten van Strien, PhD student, external (Switzerland)
  • Evan Hovington, Field technician: Monitoring the effectiveness of wildlife passages along HWY 175
  • Adrienne Asgary, Honours student: Application and critique of the connectivity metric of the City Biodiversity Index (CBI)
  • Maya Hernes, Honours student: Ecological effectiveness of protected areas in Quebec
  • Homayra Shaikh, Honours student: A critique of approaches for dealing with uncertainties in EIA
  • David Beauchesne, MSc student: Influence of different barrier types on the use of landscape by forest-dwelling caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou). (click for project description), co-supervised by Dr. M.-H. St-Laurent, UQAR (website).
  • Rushdia Mehreen, MSc student
  • Dr. Francisco Madrinan, Postdoc: Landscape fragmentation in Europe
  • Paul Grosman, MSc student
  • Karen Paquin, MSc student
  • Stephanie McConkey, Honours student
  • Robert Moriarity, EIA Internship
  • Yves Maurer, MSc, external (Switzerland)

Teaching

Publications

News bulletins:"Monitoring effectiveness of wildlife passages along HW 175":
Refereed Articles
  1. Beauchesne, D., Jaeger, J.A.G., St-Laurent, M.-H. (2014): Thresholds in the capacity of boreal caribou to cope with cumulative disturbances: Evidence from space use patterns. – Biological Conservation 172: 190-199. Online: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320714001104
  2. Roch, L., Jaeger, J.A.G. (2014): Monitoring an ecosystem at risk: What is the degree of grassland fragmentation in the Canadian Prairies? + Erratum. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, in press. Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-013-3557-9 + Erratum at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-014-3641-9.
  3. Jaeger, J.A.G., Schwick, C. (2014): Improving the measurement of urban sprawl: Weighted Urban Proliferation (WUP) and its application to Switzerland. Ecological Indicators 38: 294-308. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1470160X13004858
  4. van der Grift, E.A., van der Ree, R., Fahrig, L., Findlay, C.S., Houlahan, J.E., Jaeger, J.A.G., Klar, N., Madrinan L.F., Olson, L. (2013): Evaluating the effectiveness of road mitigation measures. Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 425-448. DOI 10.1007/s10531-012-0421-0. pdf
  5. Thompson, U.-C., Marsan, J.-F., Fournier-Peyresblanques, B., Forgues, C., Ogaa, A., Jaeger, J.A.G. (2013): 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.
  6. Beauchesne, D., Jaeger, J.A.G., St-Laurent, M.-H. (2013): Disentangling woodland caribou movements in response to clearcuts and roads across temporal scales. PLoS ONE 8(11): e77514. pdf
  7. Grosman, P.D., Jaeger, J.A.G., Biron, P.M., Dussault, C., Ouellet, J.-P. (2012): Évaluation de l'efficacité des mesures d'atténuation des accidents routiers impliquant l'orignal par la modélisation individu-centrée. Le Naturaliste Canadien 136(2) (special issue on "Routes et la faune terrestre : de la science aux solutions"), pp. 16-21.
  8. Jaeger, J.A.G. (2012): L'impact des constructions routières sur la fragmentation du territoire en Suisse (1885-2002) : quelles leçons retenir ? Le Naturaliste Canadien 136(2) (special issue on "Routes et la faune terrestre : de la science aux solutions"), pp. 83-88.
  9. Grosman, P.D., Jaeger, J.A.G., Biron, P.M., Dussault, C., Ouellet, J.-P. (2011): 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.
  10. Jaeger, J.A.G., Bertiller, R., Schwick, C., Cavens, D., Kienast, F. (2010): Urban permeation of landscapes and sprawl per capita: New measures of urban sprawl. – Ecological Indicators 10(2): 427-441. pdf
  11. Jaeger, J.A.G., Bertiller, R., Schwick, C., Kienast, F. (2010): Suitability criteria for measures of urban sprawl. – Ecological Indicators 10(2): 397-406. pdf
  12. Wissen Hayek, U., Jaeger, J.A.G., Schwick, C., Jarne, A., Schuler, M. (2011): Measuring and assessing urban sprawl: What are the remaining options for future settlement development in Switzerland for 2030?; Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 4(4):249-279 accepted (final layout version available at www.springerlink.com)pdf
  13. Grosman, P.D., Jaeger, J.A.G., Biron, P.M., Dussault, C., Ouellet, J.-P. (2009): 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/
  14. Nobis, M.P., Jaeger, J.A.G., Zimmermann, N.E. (2009): Neophyte species richness at the landscape scale under urban sprawl and climate warming. – Diversity and Distributions: A Journal of Conservation Biogeography 15: 928-939. pdf (1.4 MB)
  15. 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. pdf (1.8 MB)
  16. Girvetz, E.H., Thorne, J.H., Berry, A.M., Jaeger, J.A.G. (2008): Integration of landscape fragmentation analysis into regional planning: A statewide multi-scale case study from California, USA. - Landscape and Urban Planning 86: 205-218. pdf (3.3 MB)
  17. Girvetz, E.H., Jaeger, J.A.G., Thorne, J.H. (2007): Comment on "Roadless Space of the Conterminous United States". – Science, vol. 318, no 5854 (23 Nov.): 1240b, online: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/318/5854/1240b
  18. Roedenbeck, I.A., Fahrig, L., Findlay, C.S., Houlahan, J., Jaeger, J.A.G., Klar, N., Kramer-Schadt, S., van der Grift, E.A. (2007): The Rauischholzhausen Agenda for Road Ecology. – Ecology and Society 12(1): 11. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol12/iss1/art11/
  19. Jaeger, J.A.G., Schwarz-von Raumer, H.-G., Esswein, H., Müller, M., Schmidt-Lüttmann, M. (2007): 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/
  20. Moser, B., Jaeger, J.A.G., Tappeiner, U., Tasser, E., Eiselt, B. (2007): Modification of the effective mesh size for measuring landscape fragmentation to solve the boundary problem. – Landscape Ecology 22(3): 447-459. pdf (2.7 MB)
  21. Jaeger, J., Pluess, A., Klank, C., Ghazoul, J. (2007): Challenges for forestry and forest research: How to promote effective cooperation between science and practice? (in German: Herausforderungen für Forstwirtschaft und forstliche Forschung: Wie können Wissenschaft und Praxis wirksamer zusammenarbeiten?). – GAIA 16/4: 261-266. pdf
  22. Jaeger, J. (2006): How do measures intended to reduce the impacts of roads and traffic affect animal populations? Simulation of persistence probabilities (in German; Wie wirken Minderungsmaßnahmen zur Entschneidung auf Tierpopulationen? Simulation von Überlebenswahrscheinlichkeiten). – Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung 38(10-11), 232-329. link to journal
  23. 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 (2005): Predicting when animal populations are at risk from roads: an interactive model of road avoidance behavior. – Ecological Modelling 185: 329-348. pdf
  24. Jaeger, J., Holderegger, R. (2005): Thresholds of landscape fragmentation (in German; Schwellenwerte der Landschaftszerschneidung). – GAIA 14(2): 113-118. pdf
  25. Jaeger, J.A.G., and L. Fahrig (2004): Effects of road fencing on population persistence. – Conservation Biology 18(6): 1651-1657. pdf
  26. Bowman, J., Jaeger, J.A.G., and L. Fahrig (2002): Dispersal distance of mammals is proportional to home range size. – Ecology 83(7): 2049-2055. pdf
  27. Scheringer, M., Böschen, S., and J. Jaeger (2001): Environmental research: what for? - On the tension between research traditions and external orientations in environmental politics. Part I: A case study from ecological chemistry (in German; Wozu Umweltforschung? - Über das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen Forschungstraditionen und umweltpolitischen Leitbildern. Teil I: Das Beispiel "Ökologische Chemie"). – GAIA 10(2): 125-135. pdf
  28. Böschen, S., Scheringer, M., and J. Jaeger (2001): Environmental research: what for? - On the tension between research traditions and external orientations in environmental politics. Part II: Towards the guiding principle of “reflexive environmental research” (in German; Wozu Umweltforschung? - Über das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen Forschungstraditionen und umweltpolitischen Leitbildern. Teil II: Zum Leitbild "Reflexive Umweltforschung"). – GAIA 10(3): 203-212. pdf
  29. Jaeger, J. (2001): Landscape fragmentation and urban sprawl: the need for new assessment methods and the contribution of ecological modelling (in German; Landschaftszerschneidung und -zersiedelung: Bedarf nach neuen Bewertungsverfahren und der Beitrag der ökologischen Modellierung). – Zeitschrift für angewandte Umweltforschung (ZAU) 14(1-4): 247-267. pdf
  30. Jaeger, J., Esswein, H., Schwarz-von Raumer, H.-G., and M. Müller (2001): Landscape fragmentation in Baden-Wurttemberg in its present state - results of a state-wide quantitative study (in German; Landschaftszerschneidung in Baden-Württemberg - Ergebnisse einer landesweiten räumlich differenzierten quantitativen Zustandsanalyse). – Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung 33(10): 305-317. pdf (1.4 MB)
  31. Jaeger, J.A.G. (2000): Landscape division, splitting index, and effective mesh size: New measures of landscape fragmentation. – Landscape Ecology 15(2): 115–130. pdf
  32. Jaeger, J. (2000): Assessment of environmental interference and the need for a distinction between different kinds of incertitude – an empirical investigation on dealing with incertitude (in German; Bedarf nach Unsicherheits-Unterscheidungen. Eine empirische Untersuchung zum Umgang mit Unsicherheit bei der Eingriffsbewertung). – Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung 32(7): 204-212. pdf
  33. Jaeger, J., and M. Scheringer (1998): Transdisciplinary research: problem-orientation and unconstrained choice of appropriate methods (in German; Transdisziplinarität: Problemorientierung ohne Methodenzwang). – GAIA 7(1): 10–25. pdf (4.2 MB)
  34. Jaeger, J. (1998): On the use of exposition and configuration as stages for assessing environmental threats (in German; Exposition und Konfiguration als Bewertungsebenen für Umweltgefährdungen). – Zeitschrift für angewandte Umweltforschung (ZAU) 11(3/4): 444–466.
Guest editor of special issues of peer-reviewed journals
  1. Van der Ree, R., Jaeger, J.A.G., Van der Grift, E., Clevenger, A.P. (guest editors) (2009-2010): Effects of Roads and Traffic on Wildlife Populations and Landscape Function. Special feature of Ecology and Society, vol. 14-15. http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/viewissue.php?sf=41
  2. Jaeger, J., Scheringer, M. (editors) (2006-2008): Environmental Research. (in German; Umweltforschung). Special issue of GAIA, vol. 15 - 16.
    (a.) Jaeger, J., Scheringer, M. (2006): Introduction: Why does environmental research not contribute more substantially to environmental problem solving? Seed text and overview for the special issue on Environmental Research. (in German; Einführung: Warum trägt die Umweltforschung nicht stärker zur Lösung von Umweltproblemen bei? Ausgangstext und Einleitung zum Themenschwerpunkt Umweltforschung). – GAIA 15(1): 20-23. pdf
    (b.) Scheringer, M., Jaeger, J. (2008): Is environmental research in a crisis? Conclusion and outlook. (in German; Umweltforschung in der Krise? Fazit und Ausblick. Abschlusstext zum Themenschwerpunkt Umweltforschung). – GAIA 17(1): 31-35. pdf
  3. Roedenbeck, I.A., Jaeger, J. (editors) (2006): Road Ecology. Special issue of Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung, vol. 38(10-11): 293-356.
    (a.) Roedenbeck, I.A., Jaeger, J. (2006): Towards landscape-scale research in road ecology. Editorial for the special issue on Road Ecology. – Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung 38(10-11): 297-299. pdf
  4. Jaeger, J., Grau, S., Haber, W. (editors) (2005): Landscape fragmentation due to transportation infrastructure and urban development: from recognition of the problem to implementation of measures. (in German; Landschaftszerschneidung: Von der Problemerkennung zum Handeln). Special issue of GAIA, vol. 14, issue 2, 120 pp.
    (a.) Jaeger, J., Grau, S., Haber, W. (2005): Landscape fragmentation due to transportation infrastructure and urban development: from recognition of the problem to implementation of measures. Editorial (in German; Landschaftszerschneidung: von der Problemerkennung zum Handeln. Editorial zum Themenschwerpunkt Landschaftszerschneidung). – GAIA 14(2): 81. pdf
    (b.) Jaeger, J., Grau, S., Haber, W. (2005): Introduction: Landscape fragmentation and the consequences. (in German; Einführung: Landschaftszerschneidung und die Folgen). – GAIA 14(2): 98-100.pdf

Chapters in books
  1. Jaeger, J.A.G. (2012): "Road Ecology". Invited contribution to the Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Vol. 5: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability. Berkshire Publishing Group, Great Barrington, MA, pp. 344-350. pdf
  2. Jaeger, J., Scheringer, M. (2011): Tasks of environmental research (in German; Aufgaben der Umweltforschung). In: W. Schröder, O. Fränzle, F. Müller (Eds.) (1997 ff.): Handbuch der Umweltwissenschaften: Grundlagen und Anwendungen der Ökosystemforschung. Kap. II-1.1, 20th fascicle 3/11. Wiley-VCH, 17 pp. pdf
  3. Jaeger, J., and R. Bertiller (2006): Objectives and limits of measures of landscape structure – the example of urban sprawl (in German; Aufgaben und Grenzen von Messgrößen für die Landschaftsstruktur – das Beispiel Zersiedelung). – In: M. Bürgi, T. Coch, K. M. Tanner (Eds.): Landschaftsqualitäten. Haupt Verlag, Bern, pp. 159–184. pdf
  4. Jaeger, J. (2004): VII-12 Fragmentation of landscapes due to transportation infrastructure and urban development (in German; VII-12 Zerschneidung der Landschaft durch Verkehrswege und Siedlungsgebiete). – In: Konold, W., R. Böcker, U. Hampicke (Eds.) (1999ff.): Handbuch Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege. 14th fascicle 12/2004. Ecomed-Verlag, Landsberg, Germany. 36 pp. [handbook article] pdf (1.7 MB)
  5. Jaeger, J. (2003): II-5.3 Landscape fragmentation (in German; II-5.3 Landschaftszerschneidung). - 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] pdf (2.7 MB)
  6. Jaeger, J. (2001): Quantification of landscape fragmentation including functional spatial interrelations (in German; Ansätze zur Quantifizierung der Landschaftszerschneidung und die Einbeziehung räumlich-funktionaler Zusammenhänge). – In: Jopp, F., and G. Weigmann (Eds.): Rolle und Bedeutung von Modellen für den ökologischen Erkenntnisprozeß. Beiträge zu einer Tagung des Arbeitskreises "Theorie" in der Gesellschaft für Ökologie vom 1.–3. März 2000. Peter Lang, Frankfurt/Main, pp. 115-126. pdf
  7. Jaeger, J. (2000): On the distinction between different kinds of incertitude in the assessment of landscape impacts (in German; Zur Unterscheidung zwischen verschiedenen Arten von Unsicherheit bei der Bewertung von Landschaftseingriffen). – In: Jax, K. (Hrsg.): Funktionsbegriff und Unsicherheit in der Ökologie. Beiträge zu einer Tagung des Arbeitskreises "Theorie" in der Gesellschaft für Ökologie vom 10.–12. März 1999. Peter Lang, Frankfurt/Main, pp. 115-137. pdf
  8. Jaeger, J. (2000): From "ecological risks" to "environmental threats": some critical remarks on the effect-oriented concept of risk (in German; Vom "ökologischen Risiko" zur "Umweltgefährdung": Einige kritische Gedanken zum wirkungsorientierten Risikobegriff). – In: Breckling, B., and F. Müller (Eds.): Der ökologische Risikobegriff. Beiträge zu einer Tagung des Arbeitskreises "Theorie" in der Gesellschaft für Ökologie vom 4.–6. März 1998. Peter Lang, Frankfurt/Main, pp. 203–216.
  9. Müller, D., Perrochet, S., Faist, M., and J. Jaeger (1998): Nutriment and recreation in a disappearing countryside (in German; Ernähren und Erholen mit knapper werdender Landschaft). – In: Baccini, P., and F. Oswald (Eds.): Netzstadt: Transdisziplinäre Methoden zum Umbau urbaner Systeme. – Vdf Hochschulverlag an der ETH Zürich, Zürich 1998: 28–59.
Books and reports
  1. Roch, L., Jaeger, J.A.G. (2012): Monitoring an Ecosystem at Risk: Fragmentation of Grasslands in the Canadian Prairies. Pilot project: Final Report for Environment Canada. Concordia University, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Montreal. 184 pp.
  2. Jaeger, J.A.G., Soukup, T., Madrinan, L.F., Schwick, C., Kienast, F. (2011): Landscape fragmentation in Europe. Joint EEA-FOEN report. EEA Report No 2/2011. Published by the European Environment Agency and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment. ISSN 1725-9177, ISBN 978-92-9213-215-6, doi:10.2800/78322. Luxembourg, Publications Office of the European Union. 87 pp. Available in printed form and as PDF online: http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/landscape-fragmentation-in-europe/
  3. Schwick, C., Jaeger, J., Bertiller, R., Kienast, F. (2010): Urban Sprawl in Switzerland - unstoppable? Quantitative Analysis 1935 to 2002 and Implications for Regional Planning. (in German: Quantitative Analyse 1935 bis 2002 und Folgerungen für die Raumplanung.) Bristol Publication Series, vol. 26. ISBN 978-3-258-07630-0. Haupt, Berne / Stuttgart / Vienna. 114 pp. and 4 maps. English abstract of the book (600 kB) - Inhalt-Vorwort-Zusammenfassung (600 kB) - Bestellformular / Onlinebestellung (Link zum Haupt-Verlag)
    English and French translations of the book will be available in spring 2011.
    --> Korrekturen zu S. 31 und 104 (pdf)
    (a.) Review of the book by O. Wildi, WSL (in German) pdf
    (b.) Review of the book by P. Schneeberger, NZZ (in German) pdf
  4. Gauthier, P., Jaeger, J., Prince, J. (editors) (2009): Montréal at the Crossroads: Superhighways, the Turcot and the Environment. Black Rose Books, Montreal / New York / London, ISBN 978-1-55164-342-7, 192 pp. Bookcover (2.5 MB)
    (a.) Introduction: Montréal à la croisée des chemins; and: Introduction: Montreal at the Crossroads. pdf
    (b.) Chapter 2: A transit-oriented Vision for the Turcot Interchange: Making Highway Reconstruction Compatible with Sustainability (by P. Brisset & J. Moorman). pdf (1.5 MB)
    (c.) Chapter 7: Policy Analysis for the Turcot Interchange Reconstruction (by E. Ghamoushi-Ramandi, J. Moorman, E. Brown & M. von Rudloff). pdf
    (d.) Afterword; and: Postface. pdf
  5. Bertiller, R., Schwick, C., Jaeger, J. (2007): Degree of Landscape fragmentation in Switzerland: Quantitative analysis 1885-2002 and implications for traffic planning and regional planning (in German; Landschaftszerschneidung Schweiz: Zerschneidungsanalyse 1885-2002 und Folgerungen für die Verkehrs- und Raumplanung). ASTRA report, Swiss Federal Roads Authority, Bern, 229 pp.
  6. Jaeger, J. (2002): Landscape fragmentation. A transdisciplinary study according to the concept of environmental threat (in German; Landschaftszerschneidung. Eine transdisziplinäre Studie gemäß dem Konzept der Umweltgefährdung). Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart. 447 pp.
  7. Esswein, H., Jaeger, J., Schwarz-von Raumer, H.-G., and M. Müller (2002): Landscape fragmentation in Baden-Württemberg: quantitative analysis of the current state and of the development over the last 70 years using the method of effective mesh size (in German; Landschaftszerschneidung in Baden-Württemberg. Zerschneidungsanalyse zur aktuellen Situation und zur Entwicklung der letzten 70 Jahre mit der effektiven Maschenweite). - Technical report No. 214, Center of Technology Assessment in Baden-Württemberg. ISBN 3-934629-12-1 / ISSN 0945-9553. Stuttgart. 124 pp.
Research articles in non-reviewed journals and conference proceedings
  1. Jaeger, J., Bertiller, R., Schwick, C., Kienast, F. (2007): Urban sprawl in Switzerland still increasing: How could a trend reversal be achieved? (in German; Weiterhin steigende Zersiedelung der Schweiz: Wie lässt sich eine Trendwende erreichen?) – Geomatik Schweiz 105(3): 114-117. pdf
  2. Jaeger, J., Bertiller, R., Schwick, C. (2007): Progressing dissection and sprawling of the landscapes in Switzerland – inexorable? (in German; Fortschreitende Zerschneidung und Zersiedelung der Landschaften in der Schweiz – unaufhaltsam?) – In: Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften SAGW (Ed.): Wohnen in der Metropole Schweiz. Lässt sich Urbanisierung planen? Eigenverlag, ISBN 978-3-907835-56-2, Bern, pp. 73-88. pdf
  3. Jaeger, J., Esswein, H., and H.-G. Schwarz-von Raumer (2006): Landscape fragmentation in Baden-Württemberg: Update indicates further strong increase of fragmentation. (in German; Landschaftszerschneidung in Baden-Württemberg: Fortschreibung zeigt weitere starke Zunahme der Zerschneidung an). – In: Zerschnitten, zerstückelt – oder vernetzt? Landschaftszerschneidung contra Lebensraumverbund. – Bad Boller Skripte 3/2006, pp. 17-48.
  4. Jaeger, J.A.G., and L. Fahrig (2004): Under what conditions do fences reduce the effects of transportation infrastructure on population persistence? – In: IENE Conference 2003 Proceedings. Published by: Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE), Brussels, Belgium, eds.: E. Turcott and H.G.J. Bekker, 19 pp. (CD can be ordered from: IENE, p/a Institute of Nature Conservation, Kliniekstraat 25, B-1070 Brussels, Belgium, http://www.iene.info, info@iene.info).
  5. Esswein, H., Jaeger, J., and H.-G. Schwarz-von Raumer (2004): Landscape fragmentation in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, and Hesse – a comparison of three states in Germany (in German; Landschaftszerschneidung in Baden-Württemberg, Bayern und Hessen – Ein Ländervergleich). – In: Geografische Informationssysteme im Naturschutz und in der Planung. Tagungsdokumentation. Hrsg. v. d. Akademie für Natur- und Umweltschutz Baden-Württemberg beim Ministerium für Umwelt und Verkehr, pp. 49-70.
  6. Schwarz-von Raumer, H.-G., Esswein, H., and J. Jaeger (2004): GIS-based analyses on landscape fragmentation by transportation networks – The case of Baden-Württemberg. – In: Networks for Mobility: 2nd International Symposium, Sep. 29-Oct 1, 2004, Stuttgart, proceedings. Published by: Centre of Transportation Research University of Stuttgart, Fovus, 7 pp.
  7. Jaeger, J.A.G. (2004): Effect of roads on landscape connectivity as an assessment criterion for assessments of landscape intrusions (in German; Einfluss von Straßen auf den Landschaftswiderstand (»landscape connectivity«) als Bewertungskriterium für die Eingriffsbewertung). – Nova Acta Leopoldina Supplementum Nr. 19: 98-102.
  8. Esswein, H., Jaeger, J., Schwarz-von Raumer, H.-G., and M. Müller (2003): Landscape fragmentation in Baden-Württemberg: increasing trend. A state-wide quantitative investigation for the period of 1930 to 1998 (in German; Landschaftszerschneidung in Baden-Württemberg: Tendenz steigend. Eine landesweite quantitative Untersuchung für den Zeitraum 1930 bis 1998). – In: Akademie für Natur- und Umweltschutz beim Ministerium für Umwelt und Verkehr Baden-Württemberg und Stiftung Naturschutzfonds (Ed.): Flächensparende Siedlungsentwicklung – Wie können Kommunen den Naturraumverbrauch verringern? – Beitr. d. Akad. f. Natur- u. Umweltschutz beim Min. f. Umw. u. Verk. B.-Württemb., Bd. 31. Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Stuttgart, pp. 41-85.
  9. Esswein, H., Jaeger, J., and H.-G. Schwarz-von Raumer (2003): Using the degree of landscape fragmentation as environmental indicator: number of large un-dissected low-traffic areas (UZR) or effective mesh size (meff)? (in German; Der Grad der Landschaftszerschneidung als Indikator im Naturschutz: unzerschnittene verkehrsarme Räume, UZR, oder effektive Maschenweite, meff?). – In: Naturschutz-Indikatoren/Neue Wege im Vogelschutz. - NNA-Berichte 16(2): 53-68. pdf
  10. Jaeger, J.A.G., and L. Fahrig (2002): Modeling the effects of road network patterns on population persistence: relative importance of traffic mortality and 'fence effect'. – In: 2001 Proceedings of the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation (ICOET). Published by: The Center for Transportation and the Environment at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (G. Evink et al.), pp. 298-312.
  11. Schwarz-von Raumer, H.-G., Esswein, H., and J. Jaeger (2002): Landscape fragmentation - new insights for regional development planning through an improved GIS-based temporally and spatially explicit indication system (in German; Landschaftszerschneidung - neue Erkenntnisse für die Landesentwicklung durch eine GIS-gestützte verbesserte raum-zeitliche Indikatorik). – In: J. Strobl, T. Blaschke, and G. Griesebner (Eds.): Angewandte Geographische Informationsverarbeitung XIV. Beiträge zum AGIT-Symposium Salzburg 2002. Wichmann, Heidelberg, pp. 507-512.
  12. Jaeger, J. (2001): Curtailing landscape fragmentation by applying limiting standards or reference standards (in German; Beschränkung der Landschaftszerschneidung durch die Einführung von Grenz- oder Richtwerten). – Natur und Landschaft 76(1): 26-34. pdf (2.6 MB)
Short communications
  1. Jaeger, J. (2012): 40 Years of The Limits to Growth. Time for Post-Growth Society. Editorial for the special issue about 40 years of "Limits to Growth". (in German: 40 Jahre Die Grenzen des Wachstums. Wann kommt die Wende zur Postwachstumsgesellschaft?) - GAIA 21(2): 81. pdf
  2. Jaeger, J., Scheringer, M. (2009): From defining concepts of non-knowledge to applying the precautionary principle. A critique of the main article by P. Wehling: Non-knowledge – definitions, distinctions, evaluations (in German). – Erwägen Wissen Ethik (= Deliberation Knowledge Ethics) 20(1): 129-132 (invited critique of a paper by P. Wehling). pdf(1.4 MB)
  3. Jaeger, J., Pluess, A., Klank, C., Ghazoul, J. (2007): Herausforderungen für Forstwirtschaft und forstliche Forschung. - Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen (SZF) 158(10): 332-334.
  4. Ghazoul, J., Jaeger, J. (2007): Risk reduction rather than yield provision. EFI News 1/200 (EFI = European Forest Institute, Joensuu, Finland): 6.
  5. Jaeger, J., Scheringer, M. (2007): Action-relatedness of environmental science desirable but not relevant? Comment on T. Smieszek, 2006. Uncertainty, value attitudes, and obstacles to action (in German; Handlungsbezug der Umweltforschung wünschenswert, aber nicht relevant? Reaktion auf T. Smieszek. 2006. Unsicherheit, Werthaltungen und Handlungsblockaden) from GAIA 15/4. – GAIA 16(2): 90.
  6. Jaeger, J., Bertiller, R., Schwick, C. (2006): An environmental indicator of landscape fragmentation in Switzerland: Time series for the monitoring system of sustainable development MONET (in German; Umweltindikator Landschaftszerschneidung in der Schweiz: Zeitreihen zum Monitoring der Nachhaltigen Entwicklung, MONET). – Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung 38(10-11): 347-350.
  7. Schwarz-von Raumer, H.-G., Esswein, H., Jaeger, J. (2006): Landscape fragmentation and habitats: using the effective mesh size for the delineation of corridors (in German; Landschaftszerschneidung und Lebensräume: die effektive Maschenweite als Grundlage zur Abgrenzung von Korridoren). – Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung 38(10): 351-353.
Publications for the general public
  1. Schwick, C., Jaeger, J.A.G., Kienast, F. (2011): Mesurer et éviter l'étalement urbain. - Notice pour le praticien 47. Institut fédéral de recherches WSL, Birmensdorf, Suisse. 12 pp. pdf-francais pdf-deutsch
  2. Schwick, C., Jaeger, J., Bertiller, R., Kienast, F. (2010): Urban Sprawl in Switzerland - unstoppable? Quantitative Analysis 1935 to 2002 and Implications for Regional Planning. (in German: Quantitative Analyse 1935 bis 2002 und Folgerungen für die Raumplanung.) Bristol Publication Series, vol. 26. ISBN 978-3-258-07630-0. Haupt, Berne / Stuttgart / Vienna. 114 pp. and 4 maps. English abstract of the book (600 kB) - Inhalt-Vorwort-Zusammenfassung (600 kB) - Bestellformular / Onlinebestellung (Link zum Haupt-Verlag)
    English and French translations of the book will be available in spring 2011.
    --> Korrekturen zu S. 31 und 104 (pdf)
    (a.) Review of the book by O. Wildi, WSL (in German) pdf
    (b.) Review of the book by P. Schneeberger, NZZ (in German) pdf
  3. Gauthier, P., Jaeger, J., Prince, J. (editors) (2009): Montréal at the Crossroads: Superhighways, the Turcot and the Environment. Black Rose Books, Montreal / New York / London, ISBN 978-1-55164-342-7, 192 pp. Bookcover (2.5 MB)
    (a.) Introduction: Montréal à la croisée des chemins; and: Introduction: Montreal at the Crossroads. pdf
    (b.) Chapter 2: A transit-oriented Vision for the Turcot Interchange: Making Highway Reconstruction Compatible with Sustainability (by P. Brisset & J. Moorman). pdf (1.5 MB)
    (c.) Chapter 7: Policy Analysis for the Turcot Interchange Reconstruction (by E. Ghamoushi-Ramandi, J. Moorman, E. Brown & M. von Rudloff). pdf
    (d.) Afterword; and: Postface. pdf
  4. Jaeger, J., Bertiller, R., Schwick, C. (2007): Degree of landscape fragmentation in Switzerland: Quantitative analysis 1885-2002 and implications for traffic planning and regional planning. / Morcellement du paysage en Suisse: Analyse du morcellement 1885-2002 et implications pour la planification du trafic et l'aménagement du territorire. / Landschaftszerschneidung Schweiz: Zerschneidungsanalyse 1885-2002 und Folgerungen für die Verkehrs- und Raumplanung. Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 36 pp. Order numbers: 866-0200 (German pdf (1.6 MB)), 868-0200 (English pdf (1.6 MB)), 867-0200 (French pdf (1.6 MB)).
  5. Bertiller, R., Jaeger, J., Schwick, C., Lienhard, A. (2007): Zürcher Landschaften sind stark zerschnitten - Tendenz weiter steigend. - Zürcher UmweltPraxis (ZUP) Nr. 50: 35-40. pdf
  6. Jaeger, J., Bertiller, R., Schwick, C., Kienast, F., Bachmann, P. (2007): Urban sprawling of landscapes (in German; Die Zersiedelung der Landschaft). – GeoAgenda 14(2): 4-8.
  7. Jaeger, J., Bertiller, R., Schwick, C., Kienast, F. (2007): How can urban sprawling of landscapes be contained? (in German; Wie lässt sich die Zersiedelung der Landschaft eindämmen?) – Newsletter NFP 54: Nachhaltige Siedlungs- und Infrastrukturentwicklung. Ausgabe 1 (Februar 2007): 3-4.
  8. Jaeger, J. (2006): First update demonstrates: Landscape fragmentation in Baden-Württemberg continued to increase strongly (in German; Erste Fortschreibung zeigt: Landschaftszerschneidung in Baden-Württemberg weiter stark angestiegen). – ÖKOJAGD–Magazin des Ökologischen Jagdverbandes. Issue August 2006: 19-21.
  9. Kranz, B., Jaeger, J., and H. Esswein (2002): Dissection of landscapes in Baden-Württemberg. Revised edition including time series 1930-1998 (in German; Flächenzerschneidung in Baden-Württemberg. Neuauflage mit Zeitreihen 1930-1998). Center for Technology Assessment in Baden-Württemberg. Stuttgart, 20 pp., including a map. pdf (2.5 MB)

Presentations

Conferences
  1. Jaeger, J.A.G., Madrinan, L.F., Soukup, T., Schwick, C., Schwarz-von Raumer, H.-G., Kienast, F. (2010): “Monitoring landscape fragmentation in Europe: How well can socio-economic variables explain the differences between regions?” – Accepted for oral presentation at the 2010 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation by Infra-Eco Network Europe (IENE) in Velence, Hungary, 27.09.-01.10.2010.
  2. Grosman, P., Jaeger, J.A.G., Biron, P.M., Dussault, C., Ouellet, J.-P. (2010): “Simulating the removal of raodside salt pools to reduce moose-vehicle collisions using an agent-based model.” – Oral presentation at the Northeastern Transportation and Wildlife Conference in Amherst, Mass., 12.-15.09.2010.
  3. Jaeger, J.A.G. (2010): “Is Road Bundling Beneficial? Modeling the Consequences of Road Network Configuration for Wildlife Populations.” – Invited speaker at the Special Symposium "Impact of Roads" at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (JMIH) in Rhode Island, Providence, 07.-12.07.2010.
  4. Jaeger, J.A.G. (2010): “Road avoidance behavior, traffic volumes, and road network configuration: How do they affect extinction thresholds?” – Invited speaker at the organized oral session "Beyond the Pavement: Road Network Structure, Use and Ecological Responses in Backcountry Environments" at the 95th Ecological Society of America (ESA) Anual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 01.-06.08.2010.
  5. Jaeger, J.A.G., Schwick, C., Bertiller, R. (2010): “Tracking landscape fragmentation over 120 years as an indicator for the Swiss Monitoring System of Sustainable Development (MONET): How do protected areas differ?” – Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE) in Québec City on 9-12 May, 2010.
  6. Madrinan, L.F., Jaeger, J.A.G., Soukup, T., Schwick, C., Kienast, F. (2010): “Implementing landscape fragmentation as an environmental indicator on the European level to influence land use policies.” – Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE) in Québec City, 09.-12.05.2010.
  7. Madrinan, L.F., Jaeger, J.A.G., Soukup, T., Schwick, C., Schwarz-von Raumer, H.-G., Kienast, F. (2010): “How well do socio-economic factors explain landscape fragmentation in western Europe?” – Oral presentation at the annual Landscape Ecology (IALE-US) meeting in Athens, USA, 03.-06.04.2010.
  8. Jaeger, J., Schwick, C., Bertiller, R. (2009): “Urban sprawl in Switzerland: from measurement to assessment” – Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) in Ottawa, Canada, 26.-30.05.2009.
  9. Grosman, P.D., Jaeger, J.A.G., Biron, P.M., Dussault, C., Ouellet, J.-P. (2009): “Assessing mitigation measures to reduce moose-vehicle ollisions: a modeling approach” – Poster presentation at the International Conference on Ecology & Transportation (ICOET). Duluth, Minnesota, USA, 13.-17.09.2009.
  10. Jaeger, J. (2009): “Effects of road networks on the persistence of wildlife populations: Does configuration matter?” – Oral presentation at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE) in Halifax, Canada, 14.-17.05.2009.
  11. Jaeger, J. (2009): “Can a change in the configuration of road networks moderate the impact that roads have on wildlife populations?” – Oral presentation at the Conference of the International Society for Ecological Modelling (ISEM) in Quebec City, Canada, 06.-09.10.2009.
  12. Jaeger, J. (2009): “Comment le comportement des animaux aux routes modifie l`impact que les réseaux routiers ont sur les populations fauniques ?” – Oral presentation at the 34th annual conference of the Société Québécoise pour l`Étude Biologique du Comportement (SQEBC) in Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada, 13.-15.11.2009.
  13. Jaeger, J., Schwick, C., Bertiller, R., Kienast, F. (2008): “Relationships between landscape fragmentation and urban sprawl” – Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 15.-19.04.2008.
  14. Jaeger, J. (2008): “The Rauischholzhausen agenda for road ecology and implications for eastern North America” – Oral presentation at the Ontario Road Ecology Stewardship Symposium & Habitat Connectivity Workshop in Toronto, Canada, 23.-24.04.2008 (invited keynote speaker).
  15. Jaeger, J., Schwick, C., Bertiller, R. (2008): “Urban permeation of landscapes: a new measure of urban sprawl” – Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) in Québec City, Canada, 20.-24.05.2008.
  16. Grosman, P., Jaeger, J.A.G., Biron, P.M., Dussault, C. and Ouellet, J.-P. (2008): “Reducing moose-vehicle collisions through salt pool removal and displacement: an agent-based modeling approach”. Northeast Transportation and Wildlife Conference, Meredith, New Hampshire, September 21-24, 2008.
  17. Jaeger, J. (2008): “Using measures of landscape fragmentation for cumulative effects assessment“ - International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) - Special Topic Meeting on Cumulative Environmental Effects, Calgary, Canada, November 6-9, 2008.
  18. Jaeger, J. (2007): “Measuring landscape connectivity by incorporating variable barrier strengths of transportation infrastructure into the effective mesh size” – Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the International Association of Landscape Ecology, US chapter (US-IALE), in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., 09.-13.04.2007.
  19. Jaeger, J. (2007): “Effects of the configuration of road networks on landscape connectivity” – Oral presentation at the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation (ICOET) in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A., 20.-25.05.2007.
  20. Jaeger, J. (2007): “How does the configuration of road networks influence the degree to which wildlife populations are affected by roads?” – Oral presentation at the World IALE meeting (International Association of Landscape Ecology) in Wageningen, the Netherlands, 08.-12.07.2007 (co-organizer of a symposium on road ecology).
  21. Jaeger, J.: “Measuring landscape fragmentation and connectivity using effective mesh size meff and effective mesh density seff” – Oral presentation at the workshop “Ecological connectivity and ecosystem assessment” organized by the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen, Denmark, 24.-25.10.2007 (invited speaker).
  22. Jaeger, J. (2006): “Increasing fragmentation of habitats in Baden-Wuerttemberg: Can the conflicts be defused?“ – Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Hunting Association Baden-Wuerttemberg in Weingarten, Germany, 22.04.2006 (invited key note speaker).
  23. Jaeger, J. (2006): “Introduction of the new measure Urban Permeation and Degree of Dispersion for measuring urban sprawl” – Oral presentation at the Workshop on methods for measuring urban sprawl at the ETH Zurich, 11.05.2006 (organizer and speaker).
  24. Jaeger, J. (2006): “Including differing barrier strengths in measuring the degree of landscape fragmentation” – Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the International Association for Landscape Ecology German-speaking countries (IALE-D) in Kiel, Germany 27.-30.09.2006.
  25. Jaeger, J., Moser, B., Tappeiner, U. (2006): “The cross-boundary connections procedure for calculating effective mesh size (meff) - solution of the boundary problem in measuring the degree of landscape fragmentation” – Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the International Association of Landscape Ecology - German-speaking countries (IALE-D) in Kiel, Germany 27.-30.09.2006.
  26. Jaeger, J. (2006): “Comparison of methods for measuring the degree of landscape fragmentation” – Oral presentation at the conference “Traffic Infrastructure and Biodiversity” at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Birmensdorf, Switzerland, 09.11.2006 (invited speaker).
  27. Jaeger, J. (2006): “Measuring Landscape Fragmentation in Switzerland for Monitoring Sustainable Development” – Oral presentation at the meeting of the European Environmental Agency in Zagreb, Kroatia, 25.10.2006 (invited speaker).
  28. Jaeger, J., Bertiller, R., Schwick, C. (2006): “Increasing dissection and sprawling of landscapes in Switzerland – unstoppable?” – Oral presentation at the meeting of the Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (SAGW) in Bern, Switzerland, 10.11.2006 (invited speaker).
  29. Jaeger, J., Bertiller, R., Schwarz-von Raumer, H-G., Esswein, H. (2005): “Increase of landscape fragmentation in Europe: Are the ecological effects visible, or can they be made visible?” – Oral presentation at the conference “Our shared landscape (OSL) – Integrating Ecological, Socio-Economic, and Aesthetic Aspects in Landscape Planning and Management“ in Ascona, Switzerland, 2.-6.05.2005.
  30. Jaeger, J., Fahrig, L. (2005): “Effects of bundling of roads on population persistence”. – Oral presentation and organizer of the session “Reducing habitat fragmentation by roads: A comparison of measures and scales” at the combined IX INTECOL / 90th ESA (International Congress of Ecology / Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting) in Montreal, Canada, 7.-12.8.2005.
  31. Jaeger, J., Fahrig, L. (2005): “Does the configuration of road networks influence the degree to which roads affect wildlife populations?” – Oral presentation at the International Conference of Ecology and Transportation (ICOET) in San Diego, CA, U.S.A., 29.8.-2.9.2005.
  32. Jaeger, J. (2005): “A hierarchy of mitigation measures to reduce road effects on animal populations”. – Oral presentation at the World Conference on Ecological Restoration, Zaragoza, Spain, 12.-18.09.2005 (invited speaker).
  33. Moser, B., Jaeger, J., Tasser, E., Eiselt, B., Tappeiner, U. (2005): “Landscape dissection in South Tyrol (Italy): a new method to deal with the boundaries of sample units in measuring the degree of landscape dissection“ – Poster presentation at the IALE-D annual meeting (International Association of Landscape Ecology – German-speaking countries), Freiburg i. Breisgau, 10.-12.10.2005.
  34. Jaeger, J. (2005): “Landscape fragmentation in Baden-Württemberg“. – Oral presentation at the 6. Naturschutz-Kolloquium, titled “Zerschnitten, zerstückelt – oder vernetzt? Landschaftszerschneidung versus Lebensraumverbund“, organized by the Landesnaturschutzverband Baden-Württemberg e.V., Stuttgart, Haus der Wirtschaft, 22.10.2005 (invited talk and panel discussion with the Minister of Agriculture and Nature Protection Peter Hauk and scientists).
  35. Jaeger, J. (2005): “Modelling the effects of measures intended to reduce road impacts.“ – Oral presentation at the international workshop “Landscape-scale effects of roads on biodiversity” in Giessen (Germany), Schloss Rauischholzhausen, 2.-3.11.2005 (co-organizer and speaker).
  36. Jaeger, J. (2005): “Effective mesh size: what are the objectives, options, and limits?“ – Oral presentation at the national workshop “De-fragmentation: methods, models, legislation” on the Isle of Vilm (Germany), organized by the German Federal Office for Nature Protection, 15.-18.11.2005 (invited speaker).
  37. Jaeger, J., H. Esswein, H.-G. Schwarz-von Raumer (2004): "The method of ‚effective mesh size’ meff – basis for an indicator in the environmental reporting of Baden-Württemberg". – Talk at the expert meeting “Indicator Landscape Fragmentation“ of the German Länderinitiative for a common set of core indicators (LIKI), Karlsruhe, 30.03.2004 (invited talk).
  38. Jaeger, J. (2004): "Measuring landscape fragmentation and connectedness using the effective mesh size, meff”. – Talk at the “Expert meeting on landscape connectivity and fragmentation” of the European Environmental Agency in Barcelona, 3.-4. June 2004 (invited talk).
  39. Schwarz-von Raumer, H.-G., H. Esswein, J. Jaeger (2004): “GIS-based analyses on landscape fragmentation by transportation networks - The case of Baden-Württemberg“. – Talk at the 2nd International Symposium “Networks for Mobility“ in Stuttgart, 29.9.-01.10.2004.
  40. Jaeger, J. (2004): "Effects of the traffic network on landscape connectivity and the persistence probability of animal populations". – Talk at the Leopoldina-Meeting “Results of the Leopoldina-Program IV“ of the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina, 14.-15.10.2004 (invited talk).
  41. Jaeger, J. (2003): "Effects of roads on population persistence: When are fences an effective mitigation measure?" – Oral presentation at the International Association of Landscape Ecology - United States Regional Association (US-IALE) in Banff, Canada, 02.-06.04.2003.
  42. Jaeger, J. (2003): "Effects of roads and fences on population persistence: when does fencing enhance survival probability?" – Talk at the Annual Meeting of the German Ecological Society (GfÖ) in Halle/Saale, 8.-12.09.2003.
  43. Jaeger, J. (2003): "Under what conditions do fences reduce the effects of transportation infrastructure on population persistence?" – Oral presentation at the conference of the COST 341/Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE) in Brussels, 13.-15.11.2003.
  44. Esswein, H., Schwarz-von Raumer, H.-G., Jaeger, J. (2003): “Landschaftszerschneidung in Baden-Württemberg – Zeitliche Entwicklung und räumliche Differenzierung mit der effektiven Maschenweite“. – Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of IALE-D (International Association of Landscape Ecology – German Regional Association), Eberswalde, 30.10.-01.11.2003.
  45. Schwarz-von Raumer, H.-G., Esswein, H., Jaeger, J. (2002): “Landschaftszerschneidung: neue Erkenntnisse für die Landesentwicklung durch eine GIS-gestützt verbesserte raum-zeitliche Indikatorik”. – Oral presentation at the AGIT conference (“Angewandte Geographische Informationsverarbeitung”) in Salzburg, Austria, July 2002.
  46. Jaeger, J., Fahrig, L. (2002): “Road mortality and 'fence effect’: which one is more harmful to population persistence?” – Oral presentation at the OEEC ("Ontario Ecology & Ethology Colloquium”) an der Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, am 21.-23.4.2002.
Seminars
  1. Jaeger, J. (2010): “La fragmentation du paysage : mesures, enjeux et limites.” - Presentation at CARTEL/Département de géomatique appliquée à l'Université de Sherbrooke, 16 April 2010 (invited talk).
  2. Jaeger, J. (2010): “Landscape fragmentation and urban sprawl make sustainability increasingly difficult to achieve.” - Presentation at the Green Week and Sustainability Mash-up Lecture Series at Concordia University, Montréal, QC, 2 Feb. 2010 (invited talk).
  3. Jaeger, J. (2010): “Assessing Impacts: The Turcot Interchange and Alternatives for the Future.” - Presention at the 2010 Annual Workshop "Changing cities, changing institutions" of the Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) "Making Megaprojects Work for Coummunities" (McGill University & Concordia University) in Montréal, 18 March 2010 (invited talk).
  4. Jaeger, J. (2009): “Assessing landscape fragmentation and urban sprawl: Where are the limits to landscape change?” and “Workshop about some methods to measure landscape fragmentation”. - Workshop and presentation at the Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series at Trent University, Peterborough, ON, on 20. Nov. 2009 (invited talk).
  5. Jaeger, J. (2009): “Landscape Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment” - Presentation at the workshop on landscape-scale effects of anthropogenic disturbances on ungulates (organized by Dr. M.-H. St-Laurent) at the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), 06. Nov. 2009 (invited talk).
  6. Jaeger, J. (2008): “La largeur effective de maille (meff): un indice de fragmentation de l’habitat utile pour évaluer l’effet d’un réseau routier sur le caribou.” Joined meeting of the Ministère des Transport du Québec and the Ministère des Ressources Naturelles et de la Faune du Québec, Québec City, Canada, October 29, 2008 (invited talk).
  7. Schwick, C., Jaeger, J., Bertiller, R., Kienast, F. (2008): “Urban sprawl in Switzerland 1935-2002.” Workshop of the Swiss National Science Foundation, National Research Programme 54 “Sustainability of the Built Environment“, Berne, Switzerland, September 17, 2008.
  8. Jaeger, J. (2008): “Implementing landscape fragmentation as an indicator in the Swiss Monitoring System of Sustainable Development (MONET) using the effective mesh size (meff) method.” Presentation at the Ministère du Developpement Durable, de l’Environnement et des Parc du Québec, Québec City, Canada, August 28, 2008 (invited talk).
  9. Jaeger, J. (2008): “Detecting the Effects of Roads on Wildlife: The Rauischholzhausen Agenda for Road Ecology.” Behavioral Ecology Brown Bag Seminar (BEBB), Concordia University, Department of Biology, Loyola Campus, March 19, 2008 (invited talk).
  10. Jaeger, J. (2008): “How are patterns of urban sprawl and landscape?fragmentation related? A case study from Switzerland.” Croques complexes, Dept. of Geography, Université de Montréal, April 10, 2008 (invited talk).
  11. Jaeger, J. (2007): “Landscape dissection and migrations of wildlife – or: at the end there is the motorway?” – Seminar at the Fachhochschule Rottenburg (University of Applied Sciences), Germany, 11.01.2007 (invited talk).
  12. Jaeger, J. (2007): “Impacts of roads on wildlife: can the conflicts be reconciled?” – Research seminar at the Universita Degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy, 24.01.2007 (invited talk).
  13. Jaeger, J., Scheringer, M. (2007): “Environmental research on the test stand: What is lacking for making better progress with solving environmental problems?” – Research seminar at the Institute of Geoecology at the Braunschweig Technical University, Germany, 08.02.2007 (invited talk).
  14. Jaeger, J. (2007): “Reduced landscape connectivity caused by roads and traffic”. – Seminar at the University of California at Davis, CA, U.S.A., 15.05.2007 (invited talk).
  15. Jaeger, J. (2006): “Fragmentation of wildlife habitats by transportation networks: How far is the trend reversal?” – Research seminar at the Goethe-University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 31.01.2006 (invited talk).
  16. Jaeger, J. (2006): “A Tightening Noose: Wildlife Populations Caught in Road Networks with Decreasing Mesh Size” – Research seminar at the Road Ecology Center at the University of California at Davis, California, U.S.A., 21.03.2006 (invited talk).
  17. Jaeger, J. (2006): “Effects of roads on wildlife populations: What is the influence of road network configuration?” – Research seminar at the University of Basel, Switzerland, NLU-Kolloquium, 24.04.2006 (invited talk).
  18. Jaeger, J., Bertiller, R., Schwick, C. (2006): “Landscape fragmentation in Switzerland: Quantitative analysis 1890-2002 and implications for traffic planning and regional planning” – Oral presentation at the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (BFS) in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 26.04.2006 (invited talk).
  19. Jaeger, J. (2006): “Measuring the degree of landscape fragmentation in Switzerland for the Swiss Monitoring System of Sustainable Development MONET” – Research seminar at the Institute for Terrestrial Ecosystems (Ecology & Ecosystem Management Seminar Series) at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 29.06.2006 (invited talk).
  20. Jaeger, J., Scheringer, M. (2006): “Why does environmental research not contribute more substantially to environmental problem solving?” – Research seminar at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Technology (ZIT) at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, 05.07.2006 (invited talk).
  21. Jaeger, J. (2005): “Effects of roads and fences on population persistence: are there thresholds?“ – Research seminar at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Birmensdorf, Switzerland, 26.01.2005 (invited talk).
  22. Jaeger, J. (2005): “Roads and wildlife: Can the conflicts be reconciled?” – Research seminar at the University of Toronto, Canada, 22.03.2005 (invited talk).
  23. Jaeger, J. (2005): “Landscape fragmentation due to transportation infrastructure: How to measure, asses, and curtail it?“ – Research seminar at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Institute for Human-Environment Systems (HES)/Natural and Social Science Interface (NSSI), 14.06.2005 (invited talk).
  24. Jaeger, J. (2005): “Traffic networks and wildlife habitats: Can the conflicts be defused?” – Research seminar at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, 24.11.2005 (invited talk).
  25. Jaeger, J. (2003): “Using the degree of landscape fragmentation as environmental indicator: average size of non-fragmented land parcels (AS) or effective mesh size (meff)?“. – Talk presented at the European Environmental Agency, Environmental Topic Centre Terrestrial Environment (ETC TE), Barcelona, 11.08.2003 (invited talk).
  26. Jaeger, J. (2003): “How can landscape fragmentation be measured and assessed?” – Talk presented at the ETH Zurich, Zurich/Switzerland, in the research seminar series for Nature and Landscape Protection, 6.11.2003 (invited talk).
  27. Jaeger, J. (2003): “Preconditions for a trend reversal in landscape fragmentation – Science and practice in a dialogue”. – Talk presented at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Birmensdorf, Switzerland, 17.11.2003 (invited talk).
  28. Jaeger, J. (2003): “How to measure and assess landscape fragmentation?" – Talk at the University of Giessen, Germany, 04.12.2003 (invited talk).
  29. Jaeger, J., Fahrig, L. (2002): “Effects of roads and traffic on population persistence: predicting the relative importance of traffic mortality and 'fence effect’”. – Talk presented at Parks Canada, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 04.07.2002 (invited talk).

Professional Affiliations

  • International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) link
  • International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) link
  • Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology (Schweizerische Akademische Gesellschaft für Umweltforschung und Ökologie, SAGUF) [board member, since 10/2004] link
  • Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Gesellschaft für Ökologie, GfÖ) link
  • German Association for Human Ecology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Humanökologie, DGH) link

Member of Editorial Boards of Peer Reviewed Journals

  • “Landscape Ecology” (since 8/2007) link
  • “GAIA: Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society” (since 6/2004) link

More information

1. ETH-Life reports about the ongoing project on measuring the degree of landscape fragmentation in Switzerland (funded by the Swiss Federal Roads Authority ASTRA and the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN): 1st Report (Dec 2005) pdf - 2nd Report (May 2006) pdf.

2. Leaflet on the topic of landscape fragmentation and the effective mesh size, English pdf, German pdf, French pdf.

3. Miniposter of a project on landscape fragmentation in Europe: about our ongoing project on landscape fragmentation in the European continent (pdf Poster English).

4. Miniposter of a project on landscape fragmentation in Switzerland: about our project on landscape fragmentation in Switzerland (completed) (pdf Poster English, pdf Poster German).

5. Miniposter of a project on urban sprawl in Switzerland: about our ongoing project on urban sprawl in Switzerland. (pdf Poster English, pdf Poster German) link to the project within Switzerland's National Research Programme 54

6. Road effects model for predicting when animal populations are at risk from roads: an interactive model of road avoidance behaviour
- Click here to start the model -
Roads and traffic affect animal populations detrimentally in four ways: they decrease habitat amount and quality, enhance mortality due to collisions with vehicles, prevent access to resources on the other side of the road, and subdivide animal populations into smaller and more vulnerable fractions. Roads will affect persistence of animal populations differently depending on (1) road avoidance behavior of the animals (i.e., noise avoidance, road surface avoidance, and car avoidance); (2) population sensitivity to the four road effects; (3) road size; and (4) traffic volume. We have created a model based on these population and road characteristics to study the questions: (1) what types of road avoidance behaviors make populations more vulnerable to roads?; (2) what types of roads have the greatest impact on population persistence?; and (3) how much does the impact of roads vary with the relative population sensitivity to the four road effects?
Our results suggest that, in general, the most vulnerable populations are those with high noise and high road surface avoidance, and secondly, those with high noise avoidance only. Conversely, the least vulnerable populations are those with high car avoidance only, and secondly, high road surface and high car avoidance. Populations with low overall road avoidance and those with high overall road avoidance tend to respond in opposite ways when the sensitivity to the four road effects is varied. The same is true of populations with high road surface avoidance when compared to those with high car and high noise avoidance. The model further predicted that traffic volume has a larger effect than road size on the impact of roads on population persistence. One potential application of our model is to generate predictions for more structured field studies of road avoidance behavior and its influence on persistence of wildlife populations.
Published in Jaeger et al. (2005), Ecological Modelling 85: 329–348 pdf.

7. Webpage on the effects of landscape fragmentation
Effects of transportation infrastructure and urban development on landscapes in general and on wildlife populations in particular (among other, additional information): www.fragmentation.de

8. What are the objectives of environmental science?
Dr. Martin Scheringer and I want to start a critical discussion of this question. Therefore, we investigate the kinds of research questions asked by environmental scientists. To do this, we are taking a closer look at four questions:
  • What is the lack of knowledge to be addressed by the research?
  • What is the purpose of the results?
  • What are the subjects the research is dealing with?
  • What are the methods chosen for the investigation?
We propose that problem-oriented environmental science should strive to find answers to these questions that are different from those offered by ‘classical’ natural sciences.
The reason is that in the treatment of environmental problems, there is often a discrepancy between the needs of dicision makers and the results provided by scientific research (what we call the “datadilemma”). To explore how this discrepancy could be reduced, we make a distinction between knowledge-oriented and decision-oriented reduction of complexity. The challenge that today's environmental research is facing is that decision-oriented reduction of complexity should be incorporated in the selection of scientific problems. We use the guiding principle of “reflexive environmental research” and point out how it differs from the guiding principles of “classical scientific research”. Its key elements are: reflection of guiding ideas external to science (e.g., sustainability); addressing explicitly the uncertainty and openness of scientific results and forecasts (including unknown unknowns); transdisciplinarity; the aim of contributing to the solution of complex and controversial real-world problems; adherence to relevant scientific standards.
You find more information and you are invited to contribute to the discussion here: www.env-science.ethz.ch

9. Other Links
- to the Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Laboratory GLEL at Carleton University: www.glel.carleton.ca



 
 

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