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John Jackson, Ph.D.

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John Jackson, Ph.D.

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. 610-910-0042
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

Interests and Expertise

John Jackson’s 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

The Crabby Creek initiative: building and sustaining an interdisciplinary community partnership

Terlecki, M., D. Dunbar, C. Nielsen, C. McGauley, L. Ratmansky, N.L. Watterson, J. Hannum, K. Seidler, E. Bongiorno, O. Owens, P. Goodman, C. Marshall, S. Gill, K. Travers, J. Jackson. 2010. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship 3(1):40–50.

Scientific and educational aspects of water quality and stream health in Eastern Pennsylvania

Aufdenkampe, A.K., T.L. Bott, C.L. Dow, J.K. Jackson, L.A. Kaplan, A.E. Schuyler, and B.W. Sweeney. 2010. Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, Pennsylvania.

Mayfly communities in two neotropical lowland forests

Sweeney, B.W., R.W. Flowers, D.H. Funk, S. Ávila, and J.K. Jackson. 2009. Aquatic Insects 31:311–318.

Monitoring the health of large rivers with macroinvertebrates: do dominant taxa help or hinder the assessment?

Jackson, J.K., J.M. Battle, and B.W. Sweeney. 2009. River Research and Applications 26(8):931–947.

Water quality in White Clay Creek Watershed from 1991 to 2008

Battle, J.M., and J.K. Jackson. 2008. Stream Watch Project Final Report. Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, Pennsylvania.

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