National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Sciences, ORNL
Dr. Jager is a senior research scientist with joint faculty appointments with the University of Tennessee (Bredesen Center, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and affiliate to the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Sciences. Yetta’s research uses computation, optimization, environmental statistics, and ecological modeling to guide conservation of fish and wildlife where they intersect with energy systems. In the context of renewable energy, her goal is to identify conservation practices that promote species recovery with minimal impact on energy production. Because this research is future oriented, it generally involves projection of future scenarios. For example, responses to future climate or responses to landscape changes under a growing future bioeconomy. Current research projects and interests are described here.