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John Jackson, Ph.D.

500 500 Stroud Water Research Center

Senior Research Scientist

  • Principal Investigator, Entomology Group
  • Adjunct Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware
  • Adjunct Professor of Biology, University of Pennsylvania

Contact

jkjackson@stroudcenter.org
tel. 610-268-2153, ext. 226
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

Interests and Expertise

My research interests span a variety of applied and basic subjects, including population and evolutionary ecology of stream insects, the role of abiotic and biotic processes in determining the structure and function of stream assemblages, energy and nutrient exchange within streams and between streams and their surrounding watersheds, and benthic monitoring and water quality assessment. Specific projects that address these research interests include studies of growth and development of aquatic insects, the influence of dispersal, population dynamics, and environmental variation on genetic structure of stream organisms, the evolutionary and ecological significance of disturbance in aquatic insect ecology, spatial and temporal variation in the distribution and abundance of stream insects, and organic matter dynamics and secondary production. These studies have been located in temperate and/or tropical streams.

Education

  • Ph.D., Entomology, University of California, Berkeley, California.
  • M.S., Zoology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
  • B.S., Biology (Honors), University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Professional Experience

  • Senior Research Scientist, Stroud Water Research Center, 2007–present.
  • Adjunct Professor, Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2001–present.
  • Adjunct Professor, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 1992–present.
  • Associate Research Scientist, Stroud Water Research Center, 1999–2007.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar at Institut für Zoologie und Limnologie, Universität Innsbruck, Austria, 1998.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Assistant Curator, and Associate Curator, Division of Environmental Research, Stroud Water Research Center, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1990–1999.

Publications

Building a more scientifically informed community in the Delaware River Basin

Bressler, D.W., J.K. Jackson, M.J. Ehrhart, D.B. Arscott. 2019. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 9(1):24–27.

A digital mayfly swarm is emerging

Ensign, S., D. Arscott, S. Hicks, A. Aufdenkampe, T. Muenz, J. Jackson, and D. Bressler. 2019. Eos, 100.

Large-scale protection and restoration programs aimed at protecting stream ecosystem integrity: the role of science-based goal-setting, monitoring, and data management

Kroll, S.A., R.J. Horwitz, D.H. Keller, B.W. SweeneyJ.K. Jackson, and L.B. Perez. 2019. Freshwater Science 1:23–29.

Temperature affects acute mayfly responses to elevated salinity: implications for toxicity of road de-icing salts

Jackson, J.K., and D.H. Funk. 2018. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 374(1764).

Agricultural policy and practice in the Chesapeake and Delaware Watersheds

Ehrhart, M. and J. Jackson. 2018. Water Resources Impact 20(5):22-23.
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