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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

Ecosystem metabolism in streams of the Catskill Mountains (Delaware and Hudson River watersheds) and Lower Hudson Valley

Bott, T.L., D.S. Montgomery, J.D. Newbold, D.B. Arscott, C.L. Dow, A.K. Aufdenkampe, J.K. Jackson, and L.A. Kaplan. 2006. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 25(4):1018–1044.

Role of rarity and taxonomic resolution in a regional and spatial analysis of stream macroinvertebrates

Arscott, D.B., J.K. Jackson, and E.B. Kratzer. 2006. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 25(4):977–997.

Taxonomy and genetics of the parthenogenetic mayfly Centroptilum triangulifer and its sexual sister Centroptilum alamance (Ephemeroptera:Baetidae)

Funk, D.H., J.K. Jackson, and B.W. Sweeney. 2006. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 25(2):417–429.

Enhanced source-water monitoring for New York City: summary and perspective

Sweeney, B.W., D.B. Arscott, C.L. Dow, J.G. Blaine, A.K. Aufdenkampe, T.L. Bott, J.K. Jackson, L.A. Kaplan, and J.D. Newbold. 2006. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 25(4):1062–1067.

Long-term studies of aquatic invertebrates: frequency, duration, and ecological significance

Jackson, J.K., and L. Füreder. 2006. Freshwater Biology 51(3):591–603.

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September 14, 2008. The Reading Eagle: Stroud Center scientist John Jackson, Ph.D., was interviewed about the health of the Schuylkill River.

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Tioga County EPA Grant to Study Effects of Acid Mine Drainage

Stroud Center scientists will investigate the relationship between acid mine drainage and the ability of streams to process nitrogen and other nutrients.