Rhett Jackson

Professor, Hydrology


PhD., Hydrology, University of Washington

MSE, Environmental Engineering, Duke University

BSE, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Duke University

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I conduct trans-disciplinary investigations of water quality issues in collaboration with faculty from Crop and Soil Sciences, Ecology, Engineering, Entomology, Geography, Geology, Marine Sciences, and other programs. Investigators of water resource issues at the University of Georgia are broadly distributed across schools and disciplines. For more information on water programs at UGA, see the link below.

Areas of Expertise

Effects of land use activities, specifically forestry, agriculture, and urbanization, on water quality and aquatic habitat. Effectiveness of silvicultural and agricultural BMPs in reducing nonpoint pollution. Sediment mobilization and transport. Fluvial geomorphology. Hillslope and wetland hydrology.

Research Interests
Selected Publications

Recent Citations:

Price, K; Jackson, C; and Parker, A.J. 2010. Variation of surficial soil hydraulic properties across land uses in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Journal of Hydrology 383:256-268.

Rugel, K; Jackson, C; Romeis, J.J; Golladay, S.W; Hicks, D.W; and Dowd, J.F. 2011. Effects of irrigation withdrawals on streamflows in a Karst environment: Lower Flint River Basin, Georgia, USA. Hydrological Processes .

Romeis, J.J; Jackson, C; Risse, L.M; Sharpley, A.M; and Radcliffe, D.E. 2011. Hydrologic and phosphorus export behavior of small streams in commercial poultry-pasture watersheds. J. American Water Resources Association47(2):367-385.

Jackson, C and Pringle, C. 2010. Ecological Benefits of Reduced Hydrologic Connectivity in Intensively Developed Landscapes. Bioscience60:37-46.

Peterson, J; Jackson, C; Li, G; and Shea, C.P. 2009. The development and application of a stream channel classification system for estimating the response of fishes to changing streamflow. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138.

Carroll, G.D and Jackson, C. 2008. Observed relationships between urbanization and riparian cover, shredder abundance, and stream leaf litter standing stocks. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 173(3):213-225.

Jackson, C; Batzer, D; Cross, S; Haggerty, S; and Sturm, C. 2007. Headwater Streams and Timber Harvest: Channel, Macroinvertebrate, and Amphibian Response and Recovery. Forest Science 53(2):356-370.

Freeman, M; Pringle, C; and Jackson, C. 2007. Hydrologic connectivity and the contribution of stream headwaters to ecological integrity at regional scales. J. Amer. Water Resour. Assoc.43(1):5-14.

Jackson, C; Martin, J; Leigh, D; and West, L. 2005. A Southeastern Piedmont Watershed Sediment Budget; Evidence for a Multi-Millennial Agricultural Legacy. J. Soil Water Cons60(6):298-310.

Ward, J and Jackson, C. 2004. Sediment trapping within forestry streamside management zones: Georgia Piedmont, USA. J. Amer. Water Res. Assoc. 40(6):1421-1431.

Rivenbark, B and Jackson, C. 2004. Concentrated flow breakthroughs moving through silvicultural streamside management zones: southeastern Piedmont, USA. J. Amer. Water Res. Assoc.40(4):1043-1052.