Senior Research Scientist
- Principal investigator, Entomology Group.
- Adjunct professor of entomology and wildlife ecology, University of Delaware.
- Adjunct professor of biology, University of Pennsylvania.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Enhanced source-water monitoring for New York City: summary and perspective
Long-term studies of aquatic invertebrates: frequency, duration, and ecological significance
Measuring watershed health: training conservation planners how to use biophysical tools for monitoring streams in neo-tropical ecosystems
Atlantic coast rivers of the northeastern United States
Terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates as bioindicators for environmental monitoring, with particular reference to mountain ecosystems
See publications by all Stroud Center authors
UpStream Newsletter, Spring 2008
Tioga County EPA Grant to Study Effects of Acid Mine Drainage
UpStream Newsletter, Spring 2003
UpStream Newsletter, Spring 2001
UpStream Newsletter, Spring 2000