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Scott Jackson

Scott Jackson, Extension Associate Professor
Extension Professor
Wetlands, Reptiles and Amphibians
(413) 545-4743
Environmental Conservation Dept.
328 Holdsworth Hall
University of Massachusetts
160 Holdworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9285

Scott Jackson is Extension Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has taught courses and workshops on wetlands ecology and conservation, biodiversity conservation, the ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, and general New England natural history. He has been involved in the use of underpass systems to facilitate wildlife movement across roads and development of methods for evaluating the effectiveness of animal passage structures. He has been involved in the development of standards for road-stream crossing structures, survey protocols for assessing crossing structures, and approaches for prioritizing structures for replacement. Research interests include: ecology and breeding biology of amphibians, vernal pool ecology, wetland assessment and monitoring, impacts of roads and highways on wildlife, and landscape-based ecological assessment. Significant integrated research/extension projects include the Conservation Assessment and Prioritization System (CAPS), The River and Stream Continuity Project, and the MA Wetlands Assessment and Monitoring Program. Scott is a member of the Whately Conservation Commission and serves on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC).