Area of Expertise:
Dr. Jennifer Jackson a physical oceanographer who studies currents, waves, tides, how the atmosphere interacts with the ocean, and how the physical environment affects marine animals and plants. Over her career, she has studied the Arctic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans.
Jennifer currently works as a research scientist at the Hakai Institute, a not-for-profit organization that is actively studying the coastal margins of British Columbia.
The Hakai Institute has field stations on Calvert Island (50 km south of Bella Bella on the Central Coast), and on Quadra Island off northeastern Vancouver Island. The Hakai Institute has collected almost 5,000 year-round CTD (conductivity, temperature and depth) profiles in the waters surrounding these field stations and it is Jennifer’s job to process, analyze, interpret, and write scientific papers that use these data.
Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):
Evans, Wiley & Pocock, Katie & Hare, Alex & Weekes, Carrie & Hales, Burke & Jackson, Jennifer & Gurney-Smith, Helen & T. Mathis, Jeremy & Alin, Simone & Feely, Richard. (2019). Marine CO2 Patterns in the Northern Salish Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science. 5. 10.3389/fmars.2018.00536.
Jackson, Jennifer & C. Johnson, G & V. Dosser, H & Ross, Tetjana. (2018). Warming From Recent Marine Heatwave Lingers in Deep British Columbia Fjord. Geophysical Research Letters. 10.1029/2018GL078971.
Evans, Wiley; Hunt, Brian P. V.; Jackson, Jennifer M.; Hare, Alex A.; Gurney-Smith, Helen; Mathis, Jeremy T.; Hales, Burke; “Tracking marine carbonate system variability in the northern Salish Sea” (2016). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 19. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2016ssec/climate_change_ocean_acidification/19/
Hare, Alexander; Hunt, Brian P. V.; Jackson, Jennifer; Evans, Wiley; Jacob, Wayne; Brunsting, Ray; Oceanographic Team, Hakai Institute; “Introducing Hakai Institute’s northern Strait of Georgia and Discovery Islands Ocean Monitoring Program” (2016). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 22. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2016ssec/climate_change_ocean_acidification/22/
Hunt, Brian PV; Krkosek, Martin; Pakhomov, Evgeny A; Connors, Brendan; Hare, Alexander A; Godwin, Sean; Rogers, Luke; Jackson, Jennifer;”The Hakai Institute Salmon Early Marine Survival Program” (2016). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 75. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2016ssec/species_food_webs/75/
Jackson, Jennifer & E. Thomson, Richard & Brown, Leslie & Willis, Peter & Borstad, Gary. (2015). Satellite chlorophyll off the British Columbia Coast, 1997-2010. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 10.1002/2014JC010496.