Heather Hager

Post Doctoral Fellow
Phone number: 
(519) 824-4120 Ext. 53839


BSc, MSc: University of Guelph

PhD: University of Regina


I am working with Drs. Jonathan Newman (SES, U of Guelph) and Lauren Quinn (U Illinois) to investigate the ecology of grass species under development for production as biofuels feedstocks.  To learn more about this OMAFRA-funded project, visit our website:  http://www.uoguelph.ca/~biofuels/



Selected publications

Yakimowski, S.B., H.A. Hager, and C.G. Eckert. 2005. Limits and effects of invasion by the non-indigenous plant Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife): a seed bank analysis. Biological Invasions 7(4): 687–698.

Hager, H.A. 2004. Competitive effect versus competitive response of invasive and native wetland plant species. Oecologia 139(1): 140–149.

Hager, H.A. and R.D. Vinebrooke. 2004. Positive relationships between invasive purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) and plant species diversity and abundance in Minnesota wetlands. Canadian Journal of Botany 82(6): 763–773.

Hager, H.A. and K.D. McCoy. 1998. The implications of accepting untested hypotheses:  a review of the effects of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in North America. Biodiversity and Conservation 7(8): 1069–1079.



2012: MITACS Elevate Post-doctoral Fellowship