Explores impact of land use activities on water quality, aquatic habitat
Dr. Jackson’s research interests include the effects of human land use activities, specifically forestry, agriculture, and urbanization, on water quality and aquatic habitat and the effectiveness of best management practices (BMPs) in reducing such nonpoint source pollution. A particular current interest of his is the relationship between riparian vegetation and channel structure and stream temperature. His work is trans-disciplinary, and he frequently collaborates with ecologists, animal biologists, and biogeochemists. Most of his applied research is viewed through the lens of hillslope hydrologic processes, his basic research interest.