Robert B. Jackson
Fellow: Awarded 2018
Field of Study: Organismic Biology & Ecology
Competition: US & Canada
Rob Jackson is Douglas Provostial Professor (jacksonlab.stanford.edu), Chair of the Earth System Science Department, and Senior Fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment and Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford. He studies how people affect the Earth, seeking ways to reduce our environmental footprint and improve health and well-being. A Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, and the Ecological Society of America, he currently chairs the Global Carbon Project, an international group of hundreds of scientists who track greenhouse gas emissions and communicate science to the public and policymakers.
Jackson is a passionate advocate for science communication. His photographs have appeared in many media outlets, including the Washington Post, NY Times, USA Today, US News and World Report, and National Geographic News. He has published a trade book about the environment (The Earth Remains Forever, University of Texas Press) and two books of children’s poetry with the Highlights magazine group (Animal Mischief and Weekend Mischief, Boyds Mills Press). His poetry has appeared in literary journals that include Southwest Review, Cold Mountain Review, The Cortland Review, Atlanta Review, The Lyric, and Measure.
Jackson acknowledges his family, friends, colleagues and collaborators for their ideas, efforts, contributions, and support.