Randy Jackson

Randall Jackson

Sustainability Lead

Jackson’s program focuses on structure and function of managed, semi-natural and natural grassland ecosystems. Research in Jackson’s grassland ecology lab spans many levels of ecological organization, from grass identification at the DNA level to landscape diversity effects on alternative biofuels cropping systems. Projects include comparing grass species’ C-sequestration ability, ecosystem provisioning and regulating services in C3-C4 grass mixes, C balance of grasslands under various management regimes, renovation and management effects on pasture productivity and quality under rotational grazing, and promoting establishment and persistence of native C4 grasses in grazed pasture.