Ecological Systems in the Anthropocene Lecture
Stephen Jackson, Director of the Interior Southwest Climate Science Center, will discuss "Ecological novelty, old and new: conservation in a post-normal world."
Stephen T. Jackson is Director of the Department of the Interior Southwest Climate Science Center, a partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey and a multi-university consortium led by the University of Arizona. In this position, he works to foster effective engagement between researchers and resource management decision-makers. He is also Adjunct Professor of Geosciences and Natural Resources & Environment at the University of Arizona, and Adjunct Professor of Life Sciences at Imperial College London. Before assuming his current position in 2012, he was at the University of Wyoming, where he was founding Director of the Program in Ecology and is now Professor Emeritus of Botany. Jackson has served on editorial boards for Ecology, Ecology Letters, Frontiers in Ecology & Environment, Ecological Monographs, Ecosystems, Journal of Vegetation Science, Diversity & Distributions, and New Phytologist. He is currently a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science and serves on the Advisory Editorial Board for Trends in Ecology and Evolution. He is a Fellow of the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Ecological Society of America. Jackson’s research continues to utilize the past 25,000 years of earth history as a source of natural experiments to explore ecological responses to environmental changes of various kinds, rates, and magnitudes.