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Affiliation: 
University of Wyoming
Title: 
Professor
Department: 
Department of Botany and Ecology
Expertise: 
Ecological responses to long-term environmental variability

Biography

Dr. Jackson's primary research concern is with how terrestrial ecosystems respond to climate change and variability. Most of his work focuses on geohistorical records of environmental and ecological changes of the past 25,000 years. Jackson and his students and post-docs use a variety of tools and archives. These include pollen and plant macrofossils from sediments of lakes and peatlands, and from desiccated packrat middens. Other tools include tree-ring analysis, isotope geochemistry, micropaleontology, informatics, and molecular genetic markers. Recent and ongoing projects are centered in the Rocky Mountain region, the western Great Lakes, the upper Mississippi and Ohio River valleys, and the southeastern Coastal Plain.