Dr Michelle Jackson

Research Interests

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.

  • Influence of nutrient enrichment on the growth, recruitment and trophic ecology of a highly invasive freshwater fish

  • Food web properties vary with climate and land use in South African streams

  • Towards a unified study of multiple stressors: divisions and common goals across research disciplines.

  • Invasion syndromes: a systematic approach for predicting biological invasions and facilitating effective management

  • Using stable isotope analysis to answer fundamental questions in invasion ecology: Progress and prospects

  • Bending the rules: exploitation of allochthonous resources by a top-predator modifies size-abundance scaling in stream food webs.

  • Between-lake variation in the trophic ecology of an invasive crayfish

  • Africa: Brown trout introductions, establishment, current status, impacts and conflicts

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