Michelle Jackson

Fellow & Tutor in Ecology; Associate Professor of Freshwater/Marine Ecology

I am a Professor of Freshwater Ecology in the Department of Zoology, and a Tutorial Fellow at Somerville.

My main research interest lies in understanding individual-to-ecosystem level responses to environmental change, including warming, invasion, pollution and habitat loss. I am particularly interested in interactions among these stressors, and how stressor effects cascade through food webs with implications for ecosystem processes and services. I use a combination of field studies across both natural and anthropogenic stressor gradients, manipulative experiments and meta-analyses to seek general predictive rules in multiple stressor effects. Most of my research is in freshwater ecosystems, spanning from the Arctic to the tropics.

My lab group’s website can be found at jacksonlab.co.uk


Quality over quantity: Trophic cascades in a warming world
April 2021. Journal article. Functional Ecology

The Temporal Dynamics of Multiple Stressor Effects: From Individuals to Ecosystems
January 2021. Journal article. Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Influence of nutrient enrichment on the growth, recruitment and trophic ecology of a highly invasive freshwater fish
December 2020. Journal article. Aquatic Ecology.

Food web properties vary with climate and land use in South African streams
August 2020. Journal article. Functional Ecology.

Towards a unified study of multiple stressors: divisions and common goals across research disciplines.
May 2020. Journal article. Proc Biol Sci

Invasion syndromes: a systematic approach for predicting biological invasions and facilitating effective management
May 2020. Journal article. Biological Invasions

Using stable isotope analysis to answer fundamental questions in invasion ecology: Progress and prospects
February 2020. Journal article. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Bending the rules: exploitation of allochthonous resources by a top-predator modifies size-abundance scaling in stream food webs.
December 2018. Journal article. Ecology letters

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