- Associate Professor, Environmental Biology
- Program Director, Biology and Environmental Biology Programs
- Environmental Science
- Field Natural History
- Animal Behavior
- Environmental Interpretation
- General Biology
- Genetics and Evolution
- FYS courses (Birds and Bees; Nature's Underworld)
Humanities & Natural Sciences
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Dr. Hager came to Cazenovia College in 2000, bringing with her years of experience in field research and instruction. Her biological specialties are behavioral ecology and entomology, with a special interest in dragonflies and solitary wasps and bees.
- Ph.D, Biology, University of N.M.
- MS & BS in Environmental and Forest Biology, SUNY College of ES&F
- Hager, B.J., N.J. Kalantari and V.A. Scholten. The Distribution of Cordulegaster (Odonata: Cordulegastridae)
- Nymphs in Seeps and Springs of Nelson Swamp (NY: Madison Co.)
- Northeastern Naturalist. In press.
- Bried, J.T., B.J. Hager, P.D. Hunt, J.N.Fox, H.J. Jensen and K.M. Vowels. 2011. Bias of reduced-effort community surveys for adult Odonata of lentic waters. Insect Conservation and Diversity. Doi:10.1111/j/1752-4598.2011.00156.x (published online June 2011)
- Hager, B.J. & F.E. Kurczewski. 1986. Nesting behavior of Ammophila harti (Fernald)(Hymenoptera: Sphecidae)
- American Midland Naturalist 116:7-24. Hager, B.J. 1992.
- Oral Presentation at Northeast Natural History Conference: Bias of Reduced-Effort Diversity Surveys for Adult Odonata of Lentic Waters
- Poster Presentation at Northeast Natural History Conference: “Distribution of Cordulegaster diastatops (Odonata: Cordulegaster) in Nelson Swamp, Madison County, New York” by Nina Kalantari, Van Scholten and Barbara Hager.
- Dr. Hager's most recent and current research projects involve both odonates and solitary bees and wasps.
- She supervised a master's thesis (SUNY-CESF) on the Solitary Bees and Wasps of Three Rivers WMA and worked with the DEC and Natural Heritage Program surveying dragonfly and damselfly populations for the production of a Dragonfly and Damselfly Atlas sponsored by DEC and the New York State Heritage Program.
- Most recently she is collaborating on a study of odonate communities and conservation in the wetlands of the Rome Sand Plains and Albany Pine Bush in the summers and is working with students on the natural history of a couple of spiketail dragonfly species found locally.
- International Society of Odonatologists
- Dragonfly Society of America
- Association of Northeastern Biologists
- Sigma Xi
- The Scientific Research Society