Dr. James Schaefer
Professor of Biology, Trent University
Dr. James Schaefer is Associate Professor in the Biology Department at Trent University where he teaches Ecology, Mammalogy, and Conservation Biology. Prior to his university appointment in 1998, he was Senior Wildlife Biologist with the provincial Wildlife Division in Labrador. He has also served as Director of the interdisciplinary Environmental & Life Sciences Graduate Program at Trent. He received his B.Sc. in Biology from McGill University in 1981, his M.Sc. (entitled – Fire and woodland caribou: an evaluation of range in southeastern Manitoba) in 1988, and his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995.
Dr. Schaefer’s research interests are focussed on the behaviour, demography, and conservation of large terrestrial mammals and on the issues of spatial and temporal scaling in ecology. Many of his recent studies have centred on woodland caribou, the threatened forest-dwelling populations scattered across the boreal forest.