Henriette Jager, senior research scientist in the Environmental Sciences Division at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The AAAS is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals. Fellows are chosen for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”
The biological sciences section of the AAAS elected Jager for her “distinction in ecological modeling that meets conservation needs and promotes sustainable, renewable energy.”
Jager is known nationally and internationally as an expert on the conservation and modeling of stream and riverine fish populations. Since joining ORNL in 1988 she has published 75 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Jager has held leadership positions in the American Fisheries Society, the Ecological Society of America, the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and editorial boards of several scientific journals.
Her research quantifies the trade-offs and complementarities between renewable energy production and other ecosystem services. Her focus areas include the temporal and spatial optimization of hydropower and bioenergy decisions, effects of habitat fragmentation on extinction risk, genetic individual-based population modeling of riverine metapopulations, climate change effects on aquatic ecosystems and sustainable biomass production.
Jager received the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from ORNL’s Environmental Sciences Division in 2006, the same year she received a DOE Outstanding Mentor Award. She also holds joint faculty appointments in two departments of the University of Tennessee: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.
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