Profile of Dr. Rob Jackson

Duke University
Department of Biology and Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
3311 French Science Building, Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0338
Phone: (919) 660-7408

Current position: Nicholas Chair of Global Environmental Change and Professor in the biology Department, Duke University

Education: M.S. Statistics; Ph.D. Ecology and Environment, Utah State University, 1992

Dr. Jackson’s research examines how people affect the Earth, including studies of the global carbon and water cycles, biosphere/atmosphere interactions, and global change. His research has been covered in various newspapers and magazines, such as the Boston Globe, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Scientific American, and BusinessWeek, and on National Public Radio. Jackson has received numerous awards, including the Murray F. Buell Award from the Ecological Society of America and a 1999 Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering from the National Science Foundation. He has been a Fellow in the American Geophysical Union and was included in the top 0.5% of the most cited scientific researchers. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and is co-editor of the book “Methods in Ecosystem Science” (Springer, 2000).  His book on global change, The Earth Remains Forever, was published in October of 2002. He is currently Director of Duke’s Center on Global Change and Duke’s Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. In his quest for solutions to global warming, he also directs the new Department of Energy-funded National Institute for Climate Change Research for the southeastern U.S. and co-directs the Climate Change Policy Partnership, working with energy and utility corporations to find practical strategies to address climate change.

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