Stephen Jackson

Director - Dept. of the Interior Southwest Climate Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey

Adjunct Professor - Geosciences

Adjunct Professor - Natural Resources and the Environment

Adaptation Projects

  • Coordinates a diverse portfolio of climate-adaptation rojects involving partnerships between researchers and natural-resource managers across the Southwest

Selected Adaptation Publications

  • Dawson, T.P., S.T. Jackson, J. House, I.C. Prentice & G.M. Mace, 2011.  Beyond predictions: biodiversity conservation under climate change.  Science, 332:53-58.
  • Armsworth, P.R., E.R. Larson, S.T. Jackson, D.F. Sax, P. Simonin, B. Blossey, N. Green, M.L. Klein, L. Lester, T.H. Ricketts, M.C. Runge & M.R. Shaw.  2015.  Are conservation organizations configured for effective adaptation to global change?  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13:163-169.
  • Hiers, J.K., S.T. Jackson, R.J. Hobbs, L.E. Valentine & E.S. Bernhardt.  2016.  The precision problem in conservation and restoration.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 820-830.
  • Morelli, T.L., C.L. Millar, S.P. Maher, K. Nydick, J.L. Ebersole, C. Daly, S.Z. Dobrowski, D. Dulen, S.T. Jackson, J.D. Lundquist, W.B. Monahan, K.T. Redmond, S. Sawyer, S. Stock & S.R. Beissinger. 2016.  Managing climate change refugia for climate adaptation.  PLOS One, 11(8): e0159909.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159909.
  • Jackson, S.T.  2016.  Reinventing conservation – again. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14:519.
  • Jackson, S.T., C.E. Enquist & G. Garfin.  2017.  Guest editors.  Special issue on “Translational Ecology”.   Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15(10).


  • Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Indiana University Bloomington, 1983

Expertise Area

  • Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach
  • Ecology and Restoration
  • Paleoclimate

Geographic Area

  • US/Canada