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Donald Jackson

Job Title: Associate Professor
Employer: University of Toronto
Place of Birth: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
High School attended: Trenton High School
Further Education: University of Toronto (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.), University of Western Ontario (Post-doc).
Geographic focus of research: Ontario, USA, Brazil

Brief synopsis of current research:
My research is directed at understanding the role of environmental conditions in structuring fish communities of lakes and streams. My work focuses on the roles of predation and abiotic extremes in causing local extinctions and how this is balanced by recolonization from nearby waterbodies. My research also encompasses multivariate statistical methods to summarize and test these patterns of biotic and abiotic factors.


Recent Publications:

Jackson, D.A., K.M. Somers, and H.H. Harvey. 1992. Null models and fish communities: evidence of nonrandom patterns. American Naturalist 139:930-951.

Jackson, D.A. 1993. Stopping rules in principal components analysis: a comparison of heuristical and statistical approaches. Ecology 74:2204-2214

Jackson, D.A. 1995. PROTEST: a PROcrustean randomization TEST of community-environment concordance. Ecoscience 2:297-303.

Jackson, D.A. and H.H. Harvey. 1997. Qualitative and quantitative sampling of lake fish communities. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54:2807-2813

Jackson, D.A. 1997. Compositional data in community ecology: the paradigm or peril of proportions. Ecology 78:929-940.