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Scott Jackson

Extension Associate Professor
UMassAmherst-Extension


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Research and Background

My research interests include: ecology and breeding biology of amphibians, vernal pool ecology, wetland assessment and monitoring, impacts of roads and highways on wildlife, and landscape-based ecological assessment. I have been involved in the use of underpass systems to facilitate wildlife movement across roads and development of methods for evaluating the effectiveness of animal passage structures. I participated in the development of standards for road-stream crossing structures, survey protocols for assessing crossing structures, and approaches for prioritizing bridges and culverts for replacement. I have been a long-term collaborator with the MA Department of Environmental Protection and the MA Association of Conservation Commissioners on wetlands science, education and policy. - See more at: http://eco.umass.edu/people/faculty/jackson-scott/#sthash.0S1im9Xn.dpuf

Contact Info

Scott Jackson
sjackson@umext.umass.edu
328 Holdsworth Hall, UMass,
Amherst, Massachusetts

Research in Action

Education

Environmental Conservation

Publications

Research Papers and Publications

Jackson, S. D., T. A. Langen, D. M. Marsh, and K. M. Andrews. 2015. Natural History and Physiological Characteristics of Small Animals in Relation to Roads. Pp. 21-41 In Andrews, K. M., P. Nanjappa, and S. P. D. Riley (eds). 2015. Roads and Ecological Infrastructure: Concepts and Applications for Small Animals. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

Jackson, S. D., D. J. Smith, and K. E. Gunson. 2015. Mitigating Road Effects on Small Animals. Pp. 177-207 In Andrews, K. M., P. Nanjappa, and S. P. D. Riley (eds). Roads and Ecological Infrastructure: Concepts and Applications for Small Animals. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

Langen, Tom A., K. E. Gunson, S. D. Jackson, D. J. Smith, and W. Ruediger. 2015. Planning and Designing Mitigation of Road Effects on Small Animals. Pp. 146-176. In Andrews, K. M., P. Nanjappa, and S. P. D. Riley (eds). 2015. Roads and Ecological Infrastructure: Concepts and Applications for Small Animals. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

Siddig, A. A., A. M. Ellison, and S. D. Jackson. 2015. Calibrating abundance indices with population size estimators of red back salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) in a New England forest. PeerJ, DOI 10.7717/peerj.952. 15 pp.

Homa, E.S., C. Brown, K. McGarigal, B.W. Compton and S.D. Jackson. 2013. Estimating hydrologic alteration from basin characteristics in Massachusetts. J. Hydrol. 503(2013):196-208.

Bellis, M.A., C.R. Griffin, P. Warren, and S.D. Jackson. Utilizing a multi-technique, multi-taxa approach to monitoring wildlife passageways in Southern Vermont. Oecologia Australis (in press)

Jackson, S.D., K. McGarigal, and B. Compton. 2013. Critical linkages: assessing connectivity restoration potential for culvert replacement, dam removal and construction of wildlife passage structures in Massachusetts. In Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation. Raleigh, NC: Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University, 2013. (in press)

Jackson, S.D. and D. Luken. Evaluation of a Rapid Assessment Protocol to Assess Road-Stream Crossings for Aquatic Organism Passage. Pp. 487-500 In Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, edited by Paul J. Wagner, Debra Nelson, and Eugene Murray. Raleigh, NC: Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University, 2010.

J. Ahern, L. Jennings, B. Fenstermacher, P. Warren, N. Charney, S. Jackson, J. Mullin, Z. Kotval, S. Brena, S. Civjan and E. Carr. 2009. Issues and Methods for Transdisciplinary Planning of Combined Wildlife and Pedestrian Highway Crossings. Transportation Research Record, No. 2123, Journal of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington D.C. pp. 129-136.

US Forest Service Stream Simulation Working Group. 2008. Stream Simulation: An Ecological Approach to Providing Passage for Aquatic Organisms at Road-Stream Crossings. San Dimas: US Forest Service Technology and Development Program.

Jackson, S.D., A.Bowden and B. Graber. 2007. Protecting and Enhancing River and Stream Continuity. Pp. 175-179 In C. Leroy Irwin, Debra Nelson, and K.P. McDermott (eds) Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation. Raleigh, NC: Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University.

Jackson, S.D. 2003. Ecological Considerations in the Design of River and Stream Crossings. Pp. 20-29 In Irwin, C.L., P. Garrett, and K.P. McDermott (eds) 2003 Proceedings of the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation Raleigh, NC: Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University.

Jackson, S.D. 2000. Overview of Transportation Impacts on Wildlife Movement and Populations. Pp. 7-20 In Messmer, T.A. and B. West, (eds) Wildlife and Highways: Seeking Solutions to an Ecological and Socio-economic Dilemma. The Wildlife Society.

Jackson, S.D. and C.R. Griffin. 2000. A Strategy for Mitigating Highway Impacts on Wildlife. Pp. 143-159 In Messmer, T.A. and B. West, (eds) Wildlife and Highways: Seeking Solutions to an Ecological and Socio-economic Dilemma. The Wildlife Society.

Jackson, S.D. 1998. Vernal Pools: Protecting Hidden Resources. Pp. 45-48 In Fellman, B. (ed.) Our Hidden Wetlands: The Proceedings of a Symposium on Vernal Pools in Connecticut. Yale University and the CT Department of Environmental Protection.

Jackson, S.D. 1996. Underpass systems for amphibians. 4 pp. In G.L. Evink, P. Garrett, D. Zeigler and J. Berry (eds.) Trends in Addressing Transportation Related Wildlife Mortality, proceedings of the transportation related wildlife mortality seminar. State of Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL. FL-ER-58-96.

Jackson, S.D. and C.R. Griffin. 1991. Effects of pond chemistry on two syntopic mole salamanders, Ambystoma jeffersonianum and A. maculatum, in the Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts. WRRC Publication No. 163, Water Resources Research Center, Univ. of MA, Amherst.

Jackson, S.D. 1990. Demography, Migratory Patterns and Effects of Pond Chemistry on Two Syntopic Mole Salamanders, Ambystoma jeffersonianum and A. maculatum. M.S. thesis, Univ. of MA. 96 pp.

Jackson, S.D. and T.F. Tyning.1989. Effectiveness of drift fences and tunnels for moving spotted salamanders Ambystoma maculatum under roads. pp. 93-98 In T.E.S. Langton (ed.) Amphibians and Roads: Proceedings of the Toad Tunnel Conference, Rendsburg, Federal Republic of Germany, 7-8 January 1989. ACO Polymer Products Ltd., Shefford, Bedfordshire, England.

Articles and Other Educational Publications

Jackson, S.D. 2012. CAPS: Landscape-based Analysis of Ecological Integrity to Support Conservation Decision-making. MACC Quarterly. Spring 2012 Vol. 1, Issue 3.

Hegemann, I. and S.D. Jackson 2011. Regulating wetlands with a bylaw or ordinance: How does your town define a wetland?. MA Assoc. of Conservation Commissions Newsletter. Fall 2011 Vol. 1, Issue 1:5-6.

Cenderelli, D.A., R.A. Gubernick, M.R. Weinhold, D.K. Johansen, K.K. Bates, S.D. Jackson, and G. Napper. 2011. Stream Simulation: Designing Road-Stream Crossings for Aquatic Organism Passage, An e-Learning Training Course. USDA Forest Service 7700-Transportation 1177 1401 – SDTDC, January 2011.

“Massachusetts River and Stream Crossing Standards.” River and Stream Continuity Partnership, March 1, 2011. (primary author)

Jackson, S.D. 2010. Conducting Wildlife Habitat Evaluations Under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. Assoc. of MA Wetland Scientists Newsletter. July 2010, No. 74:3-7.

Jackson S.D. and L. Rhodes. 2008. Wildlife Habitat Evaluations and the Use of Important Habitat Maps Under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. Assoc. of MA Wetland Scientists Newsletter. October 2008, No. 67:6-8.

Jackson, S.D. 2006. DEP. Issues “Wildlife Habitat Protection Guidance for Inland Wetlands.” Assoc. of MA Wetland Scientists Newsletter. July 2006, No. 58:4-5.

“Massachusetts Wildlife Habitat Protection Guidance for Inland Wetlands.” MA Department of Environmental Protection. March 2006. (contributing author)

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