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Leland Jackson

Leland Jackson is a professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in UCalgary's Faculty of Science and scientific director of Calgary’s Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets (ACWA) research initiative.

His research interests centre on processes that affect the stability of aquatic communities and ecosystems, and relationships between sustainable growth and water quality and quantity. He is particularly interested in the role of biota and their interactions on the flux of energy and materials in food webs. His NSERC-sponsored research considers the role of rooted aquatic macrophtyes and food web structure on the state in which shallow prairie lakes are found.

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Selected publications

  • Kingsford R, A Basset & L Jackson (2016) Wetlands: conservation’s poor cousins. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 26: 892-916.
  • Tunna HR, JE Smits, SM Rogers & LJ Jackson (2016) Detoxification efforts in longnose dace (Rhinichthys cataractae) exposed to municipal and agricultural inputs. Journal of Environmental Protection, 7: 253-267.
  • Marbouti, M., R Bhaskar, Z Shakeri, C Anslow, LJ Jackson & F Mauer (2016) WaterVis: GeoVisual analytics for exploring hydrological data. BIDMA 2016 – International Symposium on Big Data and Anlytics, Springer, in press.
  • Maheux H, PR Leavitt & LJ Jackson (2016) Asynchronous onset of eutrophication among shallow prairie lakes of the Northern Great Plains, Alberta, Canada. Global Change Biology, 22: 271-283.
  • E Elgin & LJ Jackson (2016) Reduction of resuspended sediments by the herbivore, Daphnia pulexFreshwater Science, 35: 589-596.
  • Jackson LJ, Corbett L & G Scrimgeour (2016)  Environmental constraints on Didymosphenia geminata occurrence and bloom formation in Canadian Rocky Mountain lotic systems: Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 73: 964-972.
  • Elgin E, HR Tunna & LJ Jackson (2014) First records of exotic Prussian carp (Carrassius gibelio) in North America. BioInvasions Records, 3(4): 275-282.
  • Jackson LJ (2014) Changes to environmental policy: a plea to turn passion into action. Scholarly and Research Communication, 5 (1): 0101132, 5 pages.
  • Dube M, Duinker P, Greig L, Carver M, Servos M, McMaster M, Noble B, Schreier H, Jackson LJ & K Munkittrick (2013)  A framework for assessing cumulative effects in watersheds: an introduction to Canadian case studies. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 9 (3): 363-369.
  • Evans J, Jackson LJ, Habibi HR & M Ikonomou (2012) Feminization of Longnose Dace (Rhinichthys cataractae) in the Oldman River, Alberta (Canada) provides evidence of widespread endocrine disruption and population level consequences in an agricultural basin. Scientifica 2012: Article ID 521931.
  • Jordan J, Zare A, Jackson L, Habibi H & A Weljie (2012) Environmental mixtures at ambient concentrations invoke a metabolic stress response in goldfish not predicted from exposure to individual compounds alone. Journal of Proteome Research, 11: 1133-1143.
  • Jackson LJ & PA Moquin (2011) Submerged macrophytes affect turbidity of shallow prairie lakes. Lakeline, 31: 36-40.
  • Jackson LJ (2011) Conservation of shallow lakes with an uncertain, changing climate: challenges and opportunities. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 21: 219-223.
  • Jeffries KM, Jackson LJ, Ikonomou M & HR Habibi (2010) Presence of natural and anthropogenic organic contaminants and potential fish health impacts along two river gradients in Alberta, Canada. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29: 2379-2387.
  • Kirkwood AE, Jackson LJ & E McCauley (2009) Are dams hotspots for Didymosphenia geminata blooms? Freshwater Biology 54: 1856-1863.
  • Romanuk TN, BE Beisner, A Hayward, LJ Jackson, JR Post & E McCauley (2008) Processes governing riverine fish species richness are scale-independent. Community Ecology 10, 17-24.
  • Jeffries KM, Nelson ER, LJ Jackson & HR Habibi (2008) Basin-wide impacts of compounds with estrogen-like activity on longnose dace (Rhinichthys cataractae) in two prairie rivers of Alberta, Canada. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 27: 2042-2052.
  • Jeffries KM, LJ Jackson, LE Peters & KR Munkittrick (2008) Changes in population, growth and physiological indices of longnose dace (Rhinichthys cataractae) associated with land-use in the Red Deer River, Alberta, Canada. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 55: 639-651.
  • Kirkwood AE, TB Shea, LJ Jackson & E McCauley (2007) Didymosphenia geminata in two Alberta headwater rivers: an emerging invasive species that challenges conventional views on algal bloom development. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 64: 1703-1709.
  • Jackson JL & E Jeppesen (2007) A comparison of shallow Danish and Canadian lakes, and implications of climate change. Freshwater Biology, Freshwater Biology, 52: 1782-1792..
  • Askey PJ, LK Hogberg, JR Post, LJ Jackson, T Rhodes & MS Thompson (2007) Spatial patterns in fish distribution and relative trophic level abundance in a wastewater enriched river. Ecology of Freshwater Fishes, 16:343-353.
  • Irvine RL & LJ Jackson (2006) Spatial variance of nutrient limitation of periphyton in montane, headwater streams (McLeod River, Alberta, Canada). Aquatic Ecology, 40: 337-248.
  • Anderson KE, AJ Paul, E McCauley, LJ Jackson, JR Post & RM Nisbet (2006) Instream flow needs in streams and rivers: the importance of understanding ecological dynamics. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 4: 309-318.
  • Romanuk TN, LJ Jackson, JR Post, E McCauley & N Martinez (2006) The structure of food webs along river networks. Ecography, 29: 3-10.
  • Rennie MD & LJ Jackson (2005) Patterns in submerged macrophyte structure and macroinvertebrate abundance. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 62: 2088-2099.
  • LaMontagne, JM, LJ Jackson & RMR Barclay (2003) Characteristics of ponds used by trumpeter swans in a spring migration stopover area. Can. J. Zool. 81: 1791-1798.
  • Jackson, LJ.  (2003) Macrophyte-dominated and turbid states of shallow lakes: evidence from Alberta lakes.  Ecosystems 6: 213-223.
  • LaMontagne, JM, LJ Jackson & RMR Barclay. (2003) Impacts of foraging by migrating trumpeter swans on macrophytes in spring stopover areas. Aquat. Bot. 76: 235-244.
  • Meding, ME & LJ Jackson. (2003) Biotic, chemical, and morphometric factors contributing to winter anoxia in prairie lakes. Limnology & Oceanography 48: 1633-1642.
  • Post JR, M Sullivan, S Cox, NP Lester, CJ Walters, EA Parkinson, AJ Paul, LJ Jackson and BJ Shuter (2002) Canada'a recreational fisheries: the invisible collapse? Fisheries 27: 6-16.
  • Jackson, L.J. 1998. Paradigms of metal accumulation in rooted aquatic vascular plants. Sci. Total Env. 219: 223-231. Assess. 55: 435-444.
  • Jackson, L.J. 1997. Piscivores, predation, and PCBs in Lake Ontario's pelagic food web. Ecological Applications. 7: 991-1001.


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