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Jerome Jackson

Jerome JacksonProfessor
Phone: (239) 590-7193
Office: WH 262


  • Ph.D. Zoology. 1970. University of Kansas
  • B.S. Zoology. 1965. Iowa State University


Research Interests: Avian and reptilian behavioral ecology; biogeography of invasive and endangered species; barrier island ecosystem ecology; forest ecology; conservation biology; history of ornithology.

Current Projects: Behavioral ecology of the exotic invasive Black Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis); History of bird banding in North America; Behavioral ecology of endangered woodpeckers; “With the Wild Things” – a daily program about nature that airs on public radio in southwest Florida.

Select Publications

  • Jackson, J.A.  2007.  George Miksch Sutton: Ornithologist, Artist, Teacher.  University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma.  In press.
  • Jackson, J.A.  2006. In Search of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Second edition. Smithsonian Books, Harper-Collins, New York.
  • Jackson, J. A. 2006. Ivory-billed Woodpeckers and the roles of education in conservation. Pp. 4-8, in Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Jackson, J.A. 2006.  Ivory-billed Woodpecker: Hope at the interfaces of science, conservation, and politics. Auk 123:1-15.
  • Jackson, J.A. 2006. The public perception of science and the reported confirmation of Ivory-billed Woodpeckers in Arkansas. Auk 123: in press.
  • Jackson, J.A. 2006.  What’s blooming now. Flame of the woods. Gulfshore Life 36(2):46.
  • Jackson, J.A. 2006.  What’s blooming now. Hummingbird haven. Gulfshore Life 36(3):36.
  • Jackson, J.A. 2006.  What’s blooming now. Golden trumpets. Gulfshore Life 36(4):32.
  • Jackson, J.A. 2006.  What’s blooming now. The troubles with Tribulus. Gulfshore Life 36(5):38.
  • Jackson, J.A. 2006.  Beaches: Florida’s fragile fringe. Expressions 5(8):13-15.
  • Jackson, J. A. 2006. The “Big O.” Lake under siege. Expressions 5(11):8-9. 14.
  • Jackson, J.A. 2004.  In Search of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.  Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
  • Jackson, J. A., and B. J. S. Jackson.  2004.  Ecological relationships between fungi and woodpecker cavity sites. Condor 106:37-49.
  • Jackson, J. A.  2004.  Early history of the listing of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker and the roles, actions, and consequences of states in the listing, downlisting, and delisting of the species. In Proceedings of the 4th National Symposium on the Red-cockaded Woodpecker.

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