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Professor of Environmental and Bi...

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Antioch College
ANTIOCH COLLEGE One Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
United States

Company Description: Antioch College, founded in 1852, doesn't grade classes, encourages students to develop their own study plans and combines academic learning with experience through...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Professor of Ecology, Invertebrate Zoology and Freshwater and Marine Environments
    Antioch College

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Science Advisor
    MacGillivray Freeman Films Inc
  • Certified full cave diver

Education

  • PhD , Ecological Sciences
    Old Dominion University
19 Total References
Web References
Women Divers Hall of Fame | Member Roster 5
www.wdhof.org, 31 May 2014 [cached]
Jill Yager, Ph.D., 2000 Jill has been cave diving since the mid 1970s. She is certified as a full cave diver with NACD and NSS-CDS. While exploring Bahamian caves, Jill collected and named the Remipedia, an unusual animal that represented a new class of crustacean. Since her biological discovery she has explored caves throughout the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Mexico & Cuba, and discovered many new species of cave adapted animals. Jill is currently is a Professor of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Antioch College.
Journey Into Amazing Caves
www.amazingcaves.com, 28 Feb 2014 [cached]
Jill Yager, Professor of Ecology, Invertebrate Zoology and Freshwater and Marine Environments, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.
"Caves are amazing habitats that deserve our care and protection. Whatever we do on the surface affects what is beneath our feet. Caves, especially water-filled ones, are very susceptible to pollution, the effects of deforestation, and misuse of ground water. This movie will introduce many people to caves for the first time, and I hope the audience will enjoy their beauty and walk out with a sense of respect for their uniqueness and the part they play in our environment."
Dr. Yager earned her PhD in Ecological Sciences from Old Dominion University. She conducts research in submerged caves where she studies water chemistry and the animals that live there. She has been a certified cave diver for over 25 years and has explored submerged caves in the Bahamas, Mexico, the Turks and Caicos, Cuba, Bermuda, and Florida. While cave diving in the Bahamas in 1979, Yager discovered an exciting crustacean totally new to science. This crustacean was not just a new species, but a new class of crustacean which she named the Remipedia. Yager continues her study of submerged cave environments and her search for new species of remipedes. Her research has been featured in several television documentaries, including Smithsonian World, 3-2-1 Contact, the New Explorers, and National Geographic's Sea Stories.
Women Divers Hall of Fame Honorees
www.beneaththesea.org, 18 Sept 2008 [cached]
Jill Yager
Jill has been cave diving since the mid 1970s.She is certified as a full cave diver with NACD and NSS-CDS.While exploring Bahamian caves, Jill collected and named the Remipedia, an unusual animal that represented a new class of crustacean.Since her biological discovery she has explored caves throughout the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Mexico & Cuba, and discovered many new species of cave adapted animals.Jill is currently is a Professor of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Antioch College.
KWI Karst Awards
www.karstwaters.org, 15 Nov 2010 [cached]
Dr. Holsinger was the thesis advisor for our second award honoree Dr. Jill Yager.
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Dr. Jill Yager: Winner for 2000
The annual Karst Waters Institute Award Dinner was held in Charles Town, West Virginia, to honor Dr. Jill Yager. Dr. Yager has been exploring and studying submerged caves for over 20 years. She began cave diving in the Bahamas where she discovered a new class of crustacean which she named the Remipedia. She studied remipedes for her doctoral dissertation under Professor John Holsinger at Old Dominion University. Her research deals with the ecology of submerged caves, studying the physical environment and community of animals that live there. Her research has taken her to the beautiful and highly endangered caves in Quintana Roo, Mexico, and sites throughout the Carribean. Dr. Yager has appeared in several educational television programs. In August she and cave biologist Abel Perez were filmed in Cuba for a new National Geographic television program called "Sea Secrets. At the time of the award, Dr. Yager was an associate professor in the Environmental and Biological Sciences Department of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Eco League Faculty: Environmental Studies
www.ecoleague.org, 9 July 2006 [cached]
Jill Yager Antioch College Professor of Environmental & Biological Sciences 937-769-1000 x 1182 jyager@antioch-college.edu
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