Dr Emma Jackson Agriculture, Science and the Environment
Agriculture, Science & the Environment / School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences

Research Fellow

Seagrass Landscape and Restoration Ecology

Contact Details

Email: emma.jackson@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4970 7208 - Ext: 57208

Office Location

1.03

604

Gladstone Marina Campus

About Me

Background

At CQUniversity I lead the Marine and Coastal Restoration Research Cluster.

Marine and Coastal restoration is a multidisciplinary endeavour, requiring input from environment and ecology, toxicology, chemistry, hydrology, atmospheric science, engineering, policy and social science. Research within the cluster ranges from understanding threats and impacts, to ecophysiology of target species to broad-scale spatial modelling, providing best-practice solutions for mitigating and resolving coastal environmental problems.

My research interests include:

  • Seagrass dynamics: landscape ecology, patch dynamics, restoration and faunal habitat modelling;

  • Marine conservation management: vulnerability mapping (recovery and resistance), marine protected area (network design, assessing ecological coherence of MPA networks, stakeholder involvement)

  • Ecosystem services: evaluation, relationships with biodiversity and ecosystem function, interactions and cost benefit analysis (in collaboration)

  • Marine Protected Areas and Reserves: establishment, performance assessment and efficacy;

  • Marine community ecology: fractal patterns, landscape ecology, human impacts, metapopulation ecology; and

  • Marine angiosperm, invertebrate and vertebrate taxonomy.

Currently I am researching the construction of a science based framework for seagrass restoration in Central Queensland.

Universities Worked At

Marine Institute, Plymouth University, UK    2002-2012


Media Citations

Total Wild clip: Seagrass versus Zombies

http://tenplay.com.au/channel-eleven/totally-wild/season-23/episode-153

(start time 15:10 mins)

Previous teaching

Postgraduate student supervision:

PhD students
  • Ms Helen Darlow PhD candidate (2016 - ).
  • Ms Claudia Benham PhD candidate (2012 - Submitted). Social and ecological impacts of natural gas developments.
  • Ms Paola Rodriguez PhD candidate (2012 - ). Perceived value (social, economic and environmental) of the marine environment in Gladstone, Queensland (Primary supervisor Prof M Campbell). International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and an International Postgraduate Research.
  • Dr Isobel Bloor (successful viva Dec 2012). PhD candidate. Research focused on the spawning habitats of the common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) in the English Channel (Primary supervisor Prof M Attrill). EU Interreg IVA funding as part of the CRESH project.
Masters students
  • Ms Anna Skillington (2017 - )
  • Ms Julie-Ann Malan (2016 - )
  • Ms Katie Brigden (2009-2010) A Study into the Cuttlefish Fishery of Torbay, Devon: Investigating Spawning Areas from the Fishermen’s Perspective and the Potential for Utilising Artificial Egg Laying Structures (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson).
  • Ms Penelopi Goumenaki (2006-2007). Contributing to the management of a seagrass habitat by determining its natural or anthropogenic structuring (Salcombe, SW England) (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson).
  • Ms Alexandra Mack (2006-2007) The impact of proposed dredging for Pecten maximus in 'The Bag' area of the Salcombe- Kingsbridge Estuary (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson). Received a Seale Hayne Education Fund Masters research award.
  • Mr Ben Rhodes (2005-2006) The Effects of Boat Moorings on Infaunal Polychaete Assemblages in Associated Bare Sand Patches within Zostera marina L. beds. (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson). Received a student research grant from Natural England.
  • Ms Ruth Moore (2005-2006) The Impact of Swinging Boat Moorings on Infaunal Macroinvertebrate Communities Associated with Zostera marina Beds in the Salcombe Estuary, Devon, UK. (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson). Received a student research grant from Natural England.
  • Mr Dickens Odeny (2005-2006) Laboratory experiment on species growth response to nutrient elevation (N&P) and potential ecological interactions of Zostera marina L. and Sargassum muticum (Yendo) Fensholt. (Primary Supervisor Prof Martin Attrill, Second supervisor Dr Emma Jackson).
  • Mr James Tweedley (2005-2006). The Effect of the Invasive Alga Sargassum muticum (Yendo) Fensholt on the Seagrass Zostera marina L. and its Associated Fauna. (Primary Supervisor Prof Martin Attrill, Second supervisor Dr Emma Jackson).
Honours students
  • Ms Kristie Marriette (2016-). Seagrass seed bank dynamics of Pelican Banks, Port Curtis Bay, Queensland (Primary supervisor Dr Emma Jackson).
  • Mrs Nicole Bonney (2016-). Status of fish assemblages in a coal terminal storm water pond. (Primary supervisor: Dr Emma Jackson)
  • Mr Henry Evans (2011-2012). Feeding ecology of coastal cephalopods in the north-east Atlantic (Primary supervisor Prof M. Attrill; Co-supervisor Dr Emma Jackson). 2011 Received a Seale Hayne Scholarship award.
  • Ms Hannah Moysey (2005-2006). Salcombe estuary seagrass regeneration project. (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson).
  • Mr Tom Smith (2005-2006).The Distribution and Diversity of Epiphytes on Zostera marina Beds Along a Natural-Sand Boundary in Salcombe Devon UK. (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson)
  • Mr Paul Dyer (2005-2006).Seagrass edge effects and motile epifauna: patterns and processes. (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson).
Professional Experience
Formal Qualifications

1998 – 2003 PhD The importance of seagrass beds as a habitat for fishery species around Jersey, English Channel. University of Plymouth, UK.

1997 – 1998 MSc (Distinction) in Marine Resource Development and Protection. Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Thesis on modelling the distribution and value of seagrass in the Orkney Isles.

1993 – 1997 BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology (2:1), University of Stirling, Scotland.

Current Appointment and Employment History

Jan 2013-ongoing Research Fellow in seagrass landscape ecology, Central Queensland University

July 2011 – December 2012 Associate Fellow of the Marine Biological Association of the UK (0.6 FTE) and postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Plymouth, UK. FP7 funded KnowSeas Project (The Knowledge-based Sustainable Management for Europe's Seas)(0.4 FTE).

April 2011 – July 2011 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Plymouth, UK. FP7 funded KnowSeas Project (The Knowledge-based Sustainable Management for Europe's Seas) (0.4 FTE)

Sept 2010 – April 2011 Maternity Leave

May 2009 – Sept 2010 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Plymouth, UK. FP7 funded KnowSeas Project (The Knowledge-based Sustainable Management for Europe's Seas) (0.4 FTE), and Biodiversity and Conservation Science Programme Manager, MBA (0.6 FTE)

Jan 2008 – May 2009 Biodiversity and Conservation Science Programme Manager, MBA (0.6 FTE)

April 2007 – Jan 2008 Maternity Leave

April 2004 – April 2007 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Landscape Ecology, University of Plymouth, UK. EU FP6 funded ELME project (European Lifestyles and Marine Ecosystems). Full time.

Other Skills and Qualifications

  • Fieldwork and Laboratory skills: Experience of operating sub-littoral remote sampling gear and in situ observations. Good marine macro-invertebrate and vertebrate identification skills.
  • Diving: PADI Dive Master, HSE Part 4 (Theory).
  • Boat Skills: RYA Powerboat Level 2 (planing and displacement craft, inshore and offshore over 500 helming hours), Competent Crew Certificate and RYA Dinghy Instructor; use of navigational equipment such as GPS, plotters, digital echo-sounder systems and basic radar skills; VHF Licence.
  • Full UK and Queensland driving licences
  • First Aid at Work Certification

Professional Memberships

  • The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (MBA) – Associate Fellow
  • Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA)
  • Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA)

Professional Interests

  • Seagrass dynamics: landscape ecology, patch dynamics, restoration and faunal habitat modelling;
  • Marine conservation management: vulnerability mapping (recovery and resistance), marine protected area (network design, assessing ecological coherence of MPA networks, stakeholder involvement)
  • Ecosystem services: evaluation, relationships with biodiversity and ecosystem function, interactions and cost benefit analysis (in collaboration)
  • Marine Protected Areas and Reserves: establishment, performance assessment and efficacy;
  • Marine community ecology: fractal patterns, landscape ecology, human impacts, metapopulation ecology; and
  • Marine angiosperm, invertebrate and vertebrate taxonomy.
Key Achievements

2012                     Invited expert in Marine Protected Areas and Ecosystem Services for the UK Valuing Nature Network coastal and marine group.

2012                     Invited expert to provide advice to the UK Seafish Authority on cuttlefish for a fisheries ecological risk assessment.

2011                     Elected as Associate Fellow of the Marine Biological Association of the UK.

2011                     Convener and expert presenter– monitoring seagrass quality and change. Scapa Flow Landscape Partnership. Short Course, July 2011.

2011                     Invited speaker at the Biodiversity, ecosystems and uses of the marine environment: what knowledge is needed for the integrated management of the Normano-Breton Gulf 2-3 November 2011, St. Malo, France.

2010                     Invited speaker at the DefiManche CHANNEL PROGRAM March 30-31st 2010, Rouen.

2009                     Invited speaker at “A Changing Climate for Maritime Biodiversity: linking science to practice”, 5th November 2009, Met Office, Exeter.

2008                     Elected scientific advisor for the Finding Sanctuary Steering Group and Finding Sanctuary Marine Conservation Zone Stakeholder group.

2008                     Invited speaker at the Natural England Seagrass workshop, 22nd May, 2008. Natural England Offices, Exeter.

2004                     Joint convenor of special session on Seagrass Landscape Ecology ECSA-ERF Conference, Ballina, Australia, June 20-24 2004.

Computer Software
  • Mapping: ESRI ArcGIS, ERDAS ImagineTM, Biosonics DT Analyser, FRAGSTATS.
  • Statistics: Microsoft Excel, PRIMER, WinGMAV5, StatGraphics, Statistica;
  • Modelling: WEMo, Netica, MaxEnt, R.
  • Databases: Microsoft Access, Endnote, Reference Manager;
  • Presentations/Reports: Microsoft Word and Power Point, Adobe Photoshop.
Editor

Editorial Reviews and Peer reviews
Reviews for Journals

• Aquatic Botany
• Austral Ecology
• Biological Conservation
• Biologia Marina Mediterranea
• Botanica Marina
• Bulletin of Marine Science
• Estuaries and Coasts
• Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
• ICES Journal of Marine Science
• Marine Biology
• Marine Ecology Progress Series
• Marine Pollution Bulletin

Examined University Thesis, Dissertations, Confirmations
• Plymouth University

• CQuniversity


Peer Review for Government and Non-government Agencies
• Department of the Environment Fisheries and Rural Affairs (UK)
• Natural England (UK)
• Natural Environmental Research Council (UK)
• Maryland Sea Grant, NOAA (USA)
• National Science Foundation (USA)

Consultancy Work

Luisetti, T. and Jackson, E.L. (2014). Blue Carbon Case study. In: Dickie, I., Cryle, P. & Maskell, L. (2014) UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-on. Work Package Report 1: Developing the evidence base for a Natural Capital Asset Check: What characteristics should we understand in order to improve environmental appraisal and natural income accounts? UNEP-WCMC, LWEC, UK.

Foster, N. L., Sciberras, M., Jackson, E. L., Ponge, B., Toison, V., Carrier, S., Christiansen, S., Lemasson, A., Wort, E. and Attrill, M. (2014). Assessing the Ecological Coherence of the Channel MPA Network. Report prepared by the Marine Institute for the Protected Area Network Across the Channel Ecosystem (PANACHE) project. INTERREG programme France (Channel) England funded project, 156 pp

Thomson, M. & Jackson, E.L., with Kalkonen, J. (2014). Seagrass (Zostera) beds in Orkney. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 765.

d’Avack, E.A.S., Tillin, H., Jackson, E.L. and Tyler-Walters, H.  (2014). Assessing the sensitivity of seagrass bed biotopes to pressures associated with marine activities.  JNCC Report no. 505.  Peterborough, Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

Sciberras, M., Rodriguez-Rodriguez, D., Ponge, B., Jackson, E., (2013). Criteria for assessing ecological coherence of MPA networks: A review. Report prepared by the Marine Institute and the Agence des Marines Protegees for the Protected Area Network Across the Channel Ecosystem (PANACHE) project. INTERREG programme France (Channel) – England (2007 – 2013) funded project, p. 48.

Jackson, E.L., Griffiths, C.A., Collins, K., Durkin, O., (2013). An assessment of anthropogenic impact on marine angiosperm habitat, Natural England and MMO, Peterborough, UK. NECR111. http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/3665058

Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Beaumont, N., Potts, T. and Hattam, C. (2012). Seagrass Ecosystem Interactions with Social and Economic Systems. Commissioned Report for Defra, UK.

Bloor, I., Jackson, E.L. (2012). Fisheries ecological risk assessment: Cephalopods and their spawning habitats. Unpublished Report for the Seafish Authority.

Fletcher, S., Rees, S., Gall, S. Jackson, E.L, Friedrich, L., and Rodwell, L. (2012) Securing the benefits of the Marine Conservation Zone Network. A report to The Wildlife Trusts by the Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research, Plymouth University.

Attrill, M.J., Bayley, D.T.I., Gall, S.C., Hattam, C., Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Mangi, S., Marshall, C., Munro, C., Rees, S., Rodwell, L., Sheehan, E.V., Stevens, T.F., Strong. S., 2011. Lyme Bay – a case-study: measuring recovery of benthic species; assessing potential “spillover” effects and socio-economic changes, Final Report, February 2011. Report to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the University of Plymouth-led consortium. Plymouth: University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd.

Jackson, E.L., Higgs, S., Allsop, T., Cathray, A., Evans, J. and Langmead, O., 2011. Isles of Scilly Seagrass Mapping. Natural England Commissioned Report Number 087.

Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Evans, J., Wilkes, P., Seeley, B., Lear D. and Tyler-Walters, H. (2010). Mapping Marine Benthic Biodiversity in Wales. CCW Contract Science Reports Report No: 913, 88pp, Countryside Council for Wales, Bangor.

Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Evans, J., Wilkes, P., Seeley, B., Lear D. and Tyler-Walters, H. 2010. Mapping Marine Benthic Biodiversity in Wales. CCW Contract Science Reports Report No: 913, 88pp, Countryside Council for Wales, Bangor.

Langmead, O., Jackson, E.L., Griffiths, C., Wilkes, P., Neilly, M., Lear, D., Luckraft, I., Foggo, A., Tyler-Walters, H., 2010. Accessing and developing the required biophysical datasets and data layers for Marine Protected Areas network planning and wider marine spatial planning purposes Report No. 20, Task 2F.UK marine benthic diversity layer. Report to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the UK, subcontracted by ABPmer, Southampton. Defra Contract No. MB0102 Task 2F, Report No. 20.

Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Miller, P., Fox, C., Hiscock, K., Tyler-Walters, H., Saunders, J., 2009. Marine Biodiversity Hotspots. Report to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the UK, subcontracted by ABPMer, Southampton. Defra Contract No. MB102 Task 2F, Report No. 2.

Wilding, C., Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O.,Hiscock, K., Evans, J., Sewell, J., Oakley, J., Tyler-Walters, H. (2009). Marine Health Check Update 2009. Flagship Species Revisited.  Godalming, WWF-UK.

Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Evans, J., Ellis, R. & Tyler-Walters, H. 2008.Protecting nationally important marine Biodiversity in Wales. Report to the Wales Environment Link from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the UK.

Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Barnes, M., Tyler-Walters, H. & Hiscock, K., 2008. Identification of indicator species to represent the full range of benthic life history strategies for Lyme Bay and the consideration of the wider application for monitoring of Marine Protected Areas. Report to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN).  Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the UK.

Langmead, O., Jackson, E.L., Lear, D., Evans, J., Seeley, B. Ellis, R., Mieszkowska, N. and Tyler-Walters, H. (2008). The Review of Biodiversity for Marine Spatial Planning within the Firth of Clyde. Report to the SSMEI Clyde Pilot from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [Contract number R70073PUR]

Jackson, E.L., Hiscock, K., Evans, J., Seeley, B. & Lear, D. (2008). Investigating the existing coverage and subsequent gaps in protection and providing guidance on representativity and replication for a coherent network of Marine Protected Areas in England's territorial waters. Plymouth: Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN), Marine Biological Association of the UK. Natural England Commissioned Reports, Number 018.

Irving, R.A. (ed.), Jackson, E.L. & Cole, H. 2007. Mapping eelgrass Zostera marina beds within Plymouth Sound and Estuaries SAC. Report to Natural England by Sea-Scope, Marine Environmental Consultants, Devon.

Rhodes, B., Jackson, E.L., Moore, R., Foggo, A. Frost, M., 2006. The impact of swinging boat moorings on Zostera marina beds and associated infaunal macroinvertebrate communities in Salcombe, Devon, UK. Report to Natural England. pp58.

Book Chapters


Jackson, E.L., Santos, R., Pittman, S.J. (2018). Seascape Patch Dynamics. In: Seascapes, Pittman, S.J. (ed). Wiley & Sons, Cambridge.

Connolly, R. M., Jackson, E.L., Kendrick, G.A., Macreadie, P.I., Maxwell, P.S., O’Brien, K.R. (2018). Chapter 9. Seagrass dynamics and resilience. In: Seagrasses of Australia, Larkum, A. and Kendrick, G.A. (eds).

Statton, J., Orth, R., Jackson, E.L., Irving, A., Sinclair, E., Dixon, K., Kendrick, G. (2018). Decline and Restoration Ecology of Australian Seagrasses, In: Seagrasses of Australia, Larkum, A. and Kendrick, G.A. (eds).

Saunders, J., Potts, T., Jackson, E., Burdon, D., Atkins, J.P., Hastings, E. & Langmead, O. (2015). Marine protected areas and ecosystem services - linking conservation management and human welfare. In: Turner, R.K. & Schaafsma, M. (Eds.) Coastal zones ecosystem services: from science to values and decision making. Springer Ecological Economic Series. Chapter 9, 167-190.

Luisetti, T., Turner, R.K., Andrews, J., Jackson, E.L., Giovanna Palmieri, M., Sen, A., Paltriguera, L. (2015). Why Value ‘Blue Carbon’? In: Turner, R.K. & Schaafsma, M. (Eds.) Coastal zones ecosystem services: from science to values and decision making. Springer Ecological Economic Series. Chapter 10, 191-206.

Norris, K. Bailey, M., Baker, S., Bradbury, R., Chamberlain, D., Duck, C., Edwards, M. Ellis, C.J. Frost, M. Gibby, M. Gilbert, J. Gregory, R., Griffiths, R., Harrington, L., Helfer, S., Jackson, E., et al. (2011). UK National Ecosystem Assessment: Technical Report Chapter 4: Biodiversity in the Context of Ecosystem Services UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, pp 93.

Poster Papers/ Published Research Summaries


Alva-Gatchalian, P., Irving, A.D., Lacap-Bulger, D., Jackson, E.L. (2018). Does microbe-particle association influence the health of seagrasses? (Poster presentation). World Seagrass Conference, 11 to 17 June, 2018 | University Town, National University of Singapore.

Hendry, R.A., Jackson, E.L. (2014). The stimulation of root formation in sub-tropical seagrass. Australian Marine Sciences Association Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, July 2014.

Weatherall, E., Hendry, R., Jackson, E.L. (2014). Seagrass settle and stay: assessing re-attachment and viability of vegetative fragments of subtropical intertidal seagrass. Australian Marine Sciences Association Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, July 2014.

Robin J.P., Jackson E., Bloor I., Robbins T, Clark S., Koueta N., Grangeré K., Safi. G., Shaw P., Roel B.A., Carpentier A. , Foucher E., Gras M., Legrand V. , Attrill M. (2014). CRESH: a project focussed on a single marine resource but with a multidisciplinary partnership and outputs concerning a range of management issues. 2ème Forum Trans-manche “Science et gouvernance de l’écosystème marin de la Manche” PEGASUS.

Saunders, J., Atkins, J., Burdon, D., Hastings, E., Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Potts, T. (2014). Integrating ecosystem services into the design of Marine Protected Area networks, Marine and Coastal Policy Forum, Plymouth, UK, 18-20th June 2014.

Rees, S., Fletcher, S. Gall, S., Friedrich, L., Rodwell, L., Jackson, E, (2014). Securing the benefits: Linking ecology with marine planning policy to examine the potential of a network of Marine Protected Areas to support human wellbeing. Marine and Coastal Policy Forum, Plymouth, UK, 18-20th June 2014.

Special Features

Jackson, E.L., Simenstad, C.I. (2006). Introduction to the Special Issue on Seagrass Landscape Ecology. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 68: 379.

Theses

Jackson, E.L. (2003) The importance of seagrass beds as a habitat for fishery species around Jersey, English Channel. PhD Thesis, Plymouth University, Plymouth.

Jackson, E.L. (1998). The distribution and Importance of seagrass in the Orkney Isles, Scotland. MSc Thesis. Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Jackson, E.L. (1997). Changes in the subtidal macrobenthos of the Forth Estuary, Scotland after 20 years. Stirling University, Stirling.

Papers in Refereed Proceedings


Safi, G., I. Bloor, M. Gras, E. Jackson, J-P. Robin, and N. Koueta. 2011. Comparisons of the physiological performances of cuttlefish juveniles Sepia officinalis L. pre-recruits from different coastal areas of the English Channel. Journal of Shellfish Research 30(3): 1019-1019.

Langmead O & Jackson E.L., 2010. Large scale patterns of marine biodiversity: and evidence based approach for prioritising areas for protection. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 17, 11-14.
Jackson, E.L., Glanfield, S.C., Delacruz, J., Langmead, O., Arvanitidis, C., Attrill, M.J., Tyler-Walters, H., Mee, L. (2007). An objective approach to quantifying loss of seagrass in the Mediterranean: Causal chain analysis and scenario predictions. Biologia Mediterranea: Proceedings of Mediterranean Seagrass Workshop, 13(4):240-244.

Invited Papers/Speaker

2015 Jackson, E.L. (2015) How well equipped is Australia to reverse the trend of declining seagrass habitat through rehabilitation? Invited Keynote Australian Marine Sciences Association Annual Conference, Geelong, Australia, July 2015.

2014 Jackson, E.L., Nielsen, J., Weatherall, E., Bryant, C., Jones, C., Hendry, R. A. (2014). A landscape ecology approach to seagrass restoration, enhancement and creation. 2nd Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia Conference, Noumea, New Caledonia, November 2014.

2011 Invited speaker at the Biodiversity, ecosystems and uses of the marine environment: what knowledge is needed for the integrated management of the Normano-Breton Gulf 2-3 November 2011, St. Malo, Franc

2011 Invited speaker at the Natural England Interreg IVa MAIA workshop on MPA monitoring. Fit for purpose monitoring of seagrass beds in Marine Protected Areas. November 2011.

2010 Invited speaker at the DefiManche CHANNEL PROGRAM March 30-31st 2010, Rouen.

2009 Invited speaker at “A Changing Climate for Maritime Biodiversity: linking science to practice”, 5th November 2009, Met Office, Exeter.

2008 Invited speaker at the Natural England Seagrass workshop, 22nd May, 2008. Natural England Offices, Exeter.

Completed Supervisions

PhD students

  • Dr. Paola Rodriguez (2012 - 2017). Perceived value (social, economic and environmental) of the marine environment in Gladstone, Queensland. International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and an International Postgraduate Research. (Associate Supervisor).
  • Dr Claudia Benham PhD (2012 - 2017). Social and ecological impacts of natural gas developments. ANU
  • Dr. Isobel Bloor (successful viva Dec 2012). PhD candidate. Research focused on the spawning habitats of the common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) in the English Channel (Primary supervisor Prof M Attrill). EU Interreg IVA funding as part of the CRESH project.

Masters students

  • Ms Katie Brigden (2009-2010) A Study into the Cuttlefish Fishery of Torbay, Devon: Investigating Spawning Areas from the Fishermen’s Perspective and the Potential for Utilising Artificial Egg Laying Structures (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson).
  • Ms Penelopi Goumenaki (2006-2007). Contributing to the management of a seagrass habitat by determining its natural or anthropogenic structuring (Salcombe, SW England) (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson).
  • Ms Alexandra Mack (2006-2007) The impact of proposed dredging for Pecten maximus in 'The Bag' area of the Salcombe- Kingsbridge Estuary (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson). Received a Seale Hayne Education Fund masters research award.
  • Mr Ben Rhodes (2005-2006) The Effects of Boat Moorings on Infaunal Polychaete Assemblages in Associated Bare Sand Patches within Zostera marina L. beds. (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson). Received a student research grant from Natural England.
  • Ms Ruth Moore (2005-2006) The Impact of Swinging Boat Moorings on Infaunal Macroinvertebrate Communities Associated with Zostera marina Beds in the Salcombe Estuary, Devon, UK. (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson). Received a student research grant from Natural England.
  • Mr Dickens Odeny (2005-2006)Laboratory experiment on species growth response to nutrient elevation (N&P) and potential ecological interactions of Zostera marina L. and Sargassum muticum (Yendo) Fensholt. (Primary Supervisor Prof Martin Attrill, Second supervisor Dr Emma Jackson).
  • Mr James Tweedley (2005-2006). The Effect of the Invasive Alga Sargassum muticum (Yendo) Fensholt on the Seagrass Zostera marina L. and its Associated Fauna. (Primary Supervisor Prof Martin Attrill, Second supervisor Dr Emma Jackson).

    Honours students
  • Mrs Kristie Dillon (2016- 2018). Seagrass seed bank dynamics of Pelican Banks, Port Curtis Bay, Queensland (Primary supervisor).
  • Mrs Nicole McLean (2015-2016). Morphological responses of the two tropical seagrass species to sedimentation: Investigating the effects of mass, rate and composition. (Associate Supervisor).
  • Mr Henry Evans (2011-2012). Feeding ecology of coastal cephalopods in the north-east Atlantic (Primary supervisor Prof M. Attrill; Co-supervisor Dr Emma Jackson). 2011 Received a Seale Hayne Scholarship award.
  • Ms Hannah Moysey (2005-2006). Salcombe estuary seagrass regeneration project. (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson).
  • Mr Tom Smith (2005-2006).The Distribution and Diversity of Epiphytes on Zostera marina Beds Along a Natural-Sand Boundary in Salcombe Devon UK. (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson)
  • Mr Paul Dyer (2005-2006).Seagrass edge effects and motile epifauna: patterns and processes. (Primary Supervisor Dr Emma Jackson).
Seminar Presentations

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses: going beyond bog standard literature reviews. Seminar/workshop presented to the School of Medical and Applied Sciences, Environmental Research 4X Seminar Series, December 2014

Refereed Articles

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Benham, C.F., Beavis, S.G., Jackson, E.L. (2019). Tolerance of tropical seagrasses Zostera muelleri and Halophila ovalis to burial: Toward an understanding of threshold effects. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 218: 131-138 (Impact factor 2.05, Scopus Citations: N/A new publication, Quartile ranking: 1)

Malan, J. C., Flint, N., Jackson, E.L., Irving, A.D., Swain, D.L. (2018). Offstream watering points for cattle: protecting riparian ecosystems and improving water quality? Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 134, 145-151 (Impact factor 4.678, Scopus Citations: 0, Quartile ranking: 1)

Nordlund, L. M., Jackson, E.L., Nakaoka, M., Samper-Villarreal, J., Beca-Carretero, P., Creed, J.C. (2018). Seagrass ecosystem services – what’s next? Marine Pollution Bulletin (Impact factor 3.51, Scopus Citations: 8, Quartile ranking: 3)

York, P.H., Smith, T.M., Coles, R.G., McKenna, S.A., Connolly, R.M., Irving, A.D., Jackson, E.L., McMahon, K., Runcie, J.W., Sherman, C.D. and Sullivan, B.K., (2017). Identifying knowledge gaps in seagrass research and management: an Australian perspective. Marine Environmental Research, 127, 163-172 (Impact factor: 2.77, Scopus Citations: 1, Quartile ranking:1)

Williams, L.R., Jackson, E.L., Bishop-Hurley, G.J., Swain, D.L. (2017). Drinking frequency effects on the performance of cattle: A systematic review. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. 101(6), pp. 1076-1092 (Impact factor 1.2, Scopus Citations: NA for new publication, Quartile ranking:2)

Benham, C., Beavis, S., Hendry, R., Jackson, E.L. (2016). Growth effects of shading and burial in two tropical seagrass species: implications for port management and impact assessment. Marine Pollution Bulletin 109(1), 461-470DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.05.027

Irvine, M. A., Jackson, E. L., Kenyon, E. J., Cook, K. J., Keeling, M. J., & Bull, J. C. (2016). Fractal measures of spatial pattern as a heuristic for return rate in vegetative systems. Royal Society Open Science, 3(3), 150519.

Weatherall, E.J., Jackson, E.L., Hendry, R.A. & Campbell, M.L. (2016) Quantifying the dispersal potential of seagrass vegetative fragments: A comparison of multiple subtropical species. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 169, 207-215.

Kool, J., Appleyard, S., Bax, N., Ford, J., Hillman, K., Howe, S., Jackson, E.L., Kirkman, H., Parr, A., Slawinski, D., Stafford-Bell, R. (2015) Lessons Learned at the Interface of Marine Ecology and Environmental Management in Australia. Bulletin of Marine Science, 91(4). (Impact factor 1.475, Scopus Citations: NA for new publication, Quartile ranking:3)

Revill, A., Bloor, I.S.M., Jackson, E.L. (2015). The survival of discarded Sepia officinalis in the English Channel. Fisheries management and Ecology. 22, 164–171. (Impact factor 1.566, Scopus Citations: NA for new publication, Quartile ranking:2)

Jackson, E.L., Rees, S.E., Wilding, C., Attrill, M.J. (2015). Use of a seagrass residency index to apportion commercial fishery landing values and recreation fisheries expenditure to seagrass habitat service. Conservation Biology, DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12436. (Impact factor 5.199, Scopus Citations: NA for new publication, Quartile ranking:1)

Jackson, E. L., Davies, A., Howell, K. L., Kershaw, P. J., Hall-Spencer, J. M. (2014). Future-proofing marine protected area networks for cold water coral reefs. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 71(9), 2621-2629. (Impact factor 2.576, Scopus Citations: 3, Quartile ranking:2)

Potts, T., Burdon, D. Jackson, E.L., Atkins, J., Saunders, J., Hastings, E., Langmead, O. (In press). Do Marine Protected Areas deliver flows of ecosystem services to support human welfare? Marine Policy (Impact factor 2.768, Scopus Citations: 12, Quartile ranking:1)

Bloor, I.S.M., Wearmouth, V.J., Cotterell, S.P., McHugh, M.J., Humphries, N.E., Jackson, E.L., Attrill, M.J., Sims, D.W. (2013) Movements and behaviour of European common cuttlefish Sepia officinalis in English Channel inshore waters: First results from acoustic telemetry. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 448, 19-27. (Impact factor 2.344, Scopus Citations: 2, Quartile ranking:1)

Rees, S.E., Sheehan, E.V., Jackson, E.L., Gall, S.C., Cousens, S.L., Solandt, J.-L., Boyer, M., Attrill, M.J., (2013). A legal and ecological perspective of ‘site integrity’ to inform policy development and management of Special Areas of Conservation in Europe. Marine Pollution Bulletin 72, 14-21. (Impact factor 3.296, Scopus Citations: 1, Quartile ranking:1)

Bloor, I.S.M., Jackson, E.L, Attrill, M.J. (2013). A review of the factors influencing spawning, early life stage survival and recruitment variability in the common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis). Advances in Marine Biology Vol 65, 1-65. (Impact factor 3.800, Scopus Citations: 7, Quartile ranking:1)

Luisetti, T., Jackson, E.L., Turner, R.K. (2013) Valuing the European ‘coastal blue carbon’ storage benefit. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 71(1–2), 101–106. (Impact factor 3.296, Scopus Citations: 9, Quartile ranking:1)

Tyler, E. H., Palomares, D., Bremner, J., Somerfield, P.J., Vanden Berghe E., Langmead, O., Jackson, E.L., Webb, T.J. (2012). ‘Extensive gaps and biases in our knowledge of a well-known fauna: implications for integrating biological traits into macroecology. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21(9): 922-934. (Impact factor 7.180, Scopus Citations: 21 Quartile ranking:1)

Langmead O & Jackson E, 2010. Large scale patterns of marine biodiversity: an evidence based approach for prioritising areas for protection. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 17, 11-14.

Langmead O, McQuatters-Gollop A, Mee LD, Friedrich J, Gomoiu M-T, Gilbert AJ, Jackson EL, Knudsen S, Minicheva G, Todorova V. (2008). Recovery or decline of the northwestern Black Sea: A societal choice revealed by socio-ecological modelling. Ecological Modelling doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2008.09.011. (Impact factor 2.54, Scopus citations 26)

Tweedley, J., Jackson, E. L., & Attrill, M. J. (2008). Zostera marina seagrass beds enhance the attachment of the invasive alga Sargassum muticum in soft sediments. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 354, 305-309. (Impact factor 3.71, Scopus citations 10)

Jackson, E.L., Simenstad, C.I. (2006). Introduction to the Special Issue on Seagrass Landscape Ecology. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 68: 379.

Boström, C., Jackson, E.L. & Simenstad, C.I. (2006). Seagrass landscapes and their effects on associated fauna: a review. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 68: 383-403. (Scopus citations: 117)

Jackson, E.L., Attrill, M. J., Jones, M.B. (2006). Habitat characteristics and spatial arrangement affecting the diversity of fish and decapod assemblages of seagrass (Zostera marina) beds around the coast of Jersey (English Channel). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 68: 421-432. (Scopus citations: 19)

Jackson, E.L., Attrill, M. J., Rowden, A. A. and Jones, M. B. (2006). Seagrass complexity hierarchies: Influence on fish groups around the coast of Jersey (English Channel). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 330: 38-54. (Scopus citations: 14)

Echeverria, S. W., Gunnarsson, K., Mateo, M. A., Borg, J. A., Renom, P., Kuo, J., Schanz, A., Hellblom, F., Jackson, E.L., Pergent, G., Pergent-Martini, C., Johnson, M., Sanchez-Lizaso, J., Boudouresque, C.F. and Aioi, K. (2002). Protecting the seagrass biome: Report from the traditional seagrass knowledge working group. Bulletin of Marine Science, 71, 1415-1416.

Jackson, E. L., Rowden, A. A., Attrill, M. J., Bossy, S. F., & Jones, M. B. (2002). Comparison of fish and mobile macroinvertebrates associated with seagrass and adjacent sand at St. Catherine Bay, Jersey (English Channel): emphasis on commercial species. Bulletin of marine science, 71(3), 1333-1341. (Scopus citations: 14)

Jackson, E. L., Rowden, A. A., Attrill, M. J., Bossey, S. J., & Jones, M. B. (2001). The importance of seagrass beds as a habitat for fishery species. Oceanography and Marine Biology, 39, 269-304.(Citations: 180)

Conference Presentations

Jackson, E.L., Dillon, K., Dodds, A., Irving, A.D. (2018). Understanding the tropical seagrass seed story for improved seagrass restoration. Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia Conference, 25-28 September 2018, Brisbane, Australia.

Rodriguez-Salinas, P., Campbell, M.L., Hewitt, C.L., Jackson, E.L. (2018). An innovative approach to identify, map and assess coastal and marine perceived values. 57th Estuarine, Coastal, Shelf Science Association Conference: Changing estuaries, coasts and shelf systems - Diverse threats and opportunities 3-6 September 2018, Perth, WA, Australia.

Jackson, E.L., Alva-Gatchalian, P., Malan, J-A, Irving, A.D. (2018). Overcoming the seed of doubt for improved seagrass restoration. 57th Estuarine, Coastal, Shelf Science Association Conference: Changing estuaries, coasts and shelf systems - Diverse threats and opportunities 3-6 September 2018, Perth, WA, Australia.

Flint, N., Anastasi, A., De Valck, J., Chua, E., Rose, A., Jackson, E.L. (2018) Mud crabs as biological indicators for an estuarine industrial port. 57th Estuarine, Coastal, Shelf Science Association Conference: Changing estuaries, coasts and shelf systems - Diverse threats and opportunities 3-6 September 2018, Perth, WA, Australia.

Coles, R., Jackson, E.L., Rasheed, M., York, P., Carter, A., Tol, S., Grech, A. (2018). The potential for seagrass restoration in the Great Barrier Reef Region. July 2018 NESP GBR restoration Symposium, Cairns.

Jackson, E.L., Irving, A.D. (2018). Engineering a better future for seagrass (facilitators). International Seagrass Biology Workshop, 11 to 17 June, 2018, University Town, National University of Singapore.

Jackson, E.L., Alva-Gatchalian, P., Malan, J-A, Irving, A.D. (2018). Overcoming the seed of doubt for improved seagrass restoration. (Oral presentation). World Seagrass Conference, 11 to 17 June, 2018, University Town, National University of Singapore.

Nordlund, L.M., Jackson, E.L., Nakaoka, M., Samper-Villarreal, J., Beca-Carretero, P., Creed, J. (2018). Seagrass ecosystem services – what’s next? (Oral presentation). World Seagrass Conference, 11 to 17 June, 2018 | University Town, National University of Singapore.

Alva-Gatchalian, P., Irving, A.D., Lacap-Bulger, D., Jackson, E.L. (2018). Does microbe-particle association influence the health of seagrasses? (Poster presentation). World Seagrass Conference, 11 to 17 June, 2018 | University Town, National University of Singapore.

Manassa, R., Smith, T., Jackson, E.L. (2017). Photosynthetic acclimation to desiccation stress in Zostera muelleri. (Oral presentation). Australian Marine Science Association Conference, Darwin July 2017.

Jackson, E.L., Santiago, S., Thompson, K., Irving, A. (2017). Seagrass ranching: Transplant grow out to recover seagrass clonal integration. (Oral presentation). Australian Marine Science Association Conference, Darwin July 2017.

Holden, H., Pfeiffer, L., Jackson, E.L. (2017). Seagrass and aluminium are strange bedfellows: A science-art collaboration via the power of STEAM. 2017 Hawaii University International Conferences on Science, Technology & Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Education (STEM/STEAM & Education).

Jackson, E.L. (2017) Invited speaker at the Australian Coastal Restoration Symposium, August, Townsville.

Jackson, E.L. (2016). Seagrass “ranching”: Transplant grow out to recover seagrass clonal integration and resource translocation. 12th International Seagrass Biology Workshop, Wales, October 2016.

Jackson, E.L. (2015) How well equipped is Australia to reverse the trend of declining seagrass habitat through rehabilitation? Invited Keynote Australian Marine Sciences Association Annual Conference, Geelong, Australia, July 2015.

Jackson, E.L. (2015) A Science Base for Seagrass Restoration in Port Curtis Bay. Invited speaker Griffiths University Australian Rivers Institute Seminar series, 26th June 2015.

Jackson, E.L., Nielsen, J., Weatherall, E., Bryant, C., Jones, C., Hendry, R. A. (2014). A landscape ecology approach to seagrass restoration, enhancement and creation. 2nd Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia Conference, Noumea, New Caledonia, November 2014.

Jackson, E.L., Nielsen, J., Weatherall, E., Bryant, C., Jones, C., Hendry, R. A., Campbell, M.L. (2014). Predicting seagrass connectivity in a disturbed environment. 11th International Seagrass Biology Workshop, Sanya, China, November 2014.

Hendry, R.A., Jackson, E.L. (2014). The stimulation of root formation in sub-tropical seagrass. Australian Marine Sciences Association Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, July 2014.

Weatherall, E., Hendry, R., Jackson, E.L. (2014). Seagrass settle and stay: assessing re-attachment and viability of vegetative fragments of subtropical intertidal seagrass. Australian Marine Sciences Association Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, July 2014.

Robin J.P., Jackson E., Bloor I., Robbins T, Clark S., Koueta N., Grangeré K., Safi. G., Shaw P., Roel B.A., Carpentier A. , Foucher E., Gras M., Legrand V. , Attrill M. (2014). CRESH: a project focussed on a single marine resource but with a multidisciplinary partnership and outputs concerning a range of management issues. 2ème Forum Trans-manche “Science et gouvernance de l’écosystème marin de la Manche” PEGASUS.

Saunders, J., Atkins, J., Burdon, D., Hastings, E., Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Potts, T. (2014). Integrating ecosystem services into the design of Marine Protected Area networks, Marine and Coastal Policy Forum, Plymouth, UK, 18-20th June 2014.

Rees, S., Fletcher, S. Gall, S., Friedrich, L., Rodwell, L., Jackson, E, (2014). Securing the benefits: Linking ecology with marine planning policy to examine the potential of a network of Marine Protected Areas to support human wellbeing. Marine and Coastal Policy Forum, Plymouth, UK, 18-20th June 2014.

Research Interests

  • Seagrass dynamics: landscape ecology, patch dynamics, restoration and faunal habitat modelling;
  • Marine conservation management: vulnerability mapping (recovery and resistance), marine protected area (network design, assessing ecological coherence of MPA networks, stakeholder involvement);
  • Ecosystem services: evaluation, relationships with biodiversity and ecosystem function, interactions and cost benefit analysis (in collaboration)
  • Marine Protected Areas and Reserves: establishment, performance assessment and efficacy;
  • Marine community ecology: fractal patterns, landscape ecology, human impacts, metapopulation ecology; and
  • Marine angiosperm, invertebrate and vertebrate taxonomy.

Commissioned Reports


Flint, N., Anastasi, A., De Valck, J., Chua, E., Rose, A., and Jackson, E.L. (2017). Developing mud crab indicators for the Gladstone Harbour Report Card. Report to the Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership. CQUniversity Australia, Queensland. 62pp.

Jackson, E.L., Davies, J., Rasheed, M.A., Irving, A.D. (2016). Port Curtis Integrated Monitoring Program Biological Monitoring: Seagrass metal contaminants. Report to PCIMP, CQUniversity, Gladstone, Australia, September 2016.

Connolly RM, Dunn RJK, Jackson E.L., Kristensen E, Maxwell PS, Pearson RM, Rasheed MA, York PH (2015) Gold Coast Seagrass Sensitivities and Resilience (SRMP-003). Report to Gold Coast Waterways Authority, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, June 2015.

Flint, N., Jackson, E.L., Wilson, S., Verlis, K., Rolfe, J. (2015). Synthesis of water quality influences in ports of the Fitzroy region, Queensland. A report to the Fitzroy Basin Association for the Fitzroy Water Quality Improvement Plan. CQUniversity Australia, North Rockhampton, Queensland.

Luisetti, T. and Jackson, E.L. (2014). Blue Carbon Case study. In: Dickie, I., Cryle, P. & Maskell, L. (2014) UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-on. Work Package Report 1: Developing the evidence base for a Natural Capital Asset Check: What characteristics should we understand in order to improve environmental appraisal and natural income accounts? UNEP-WCMC, LWEC, UK.

Foster, N. L., Sciberras, M., Jackson, E. L., Ponge, B., Toison, V., Carrier, S., Christiansen, S., Lemasson, A., Wort, E. and Attrill, M. (2014). Assessing the Ecological Coherence of the Channel MPA Network. Report prepared by the Marine Institute for the Protected Area Network Across the Channel Ecosystem (PANACHE) project. INTERREG programme France (Channel) England funded project, 156 pp

Thomson, M. & Jackson, E.L., with Kalkonen, J. (2014). Seagrass (Zostera) beds in Orkney. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 765.

d’Avack, E.A.S., Tillin, H., Jackson, E.L. and Tyler-Walters, H. (2014). Assessing the sensitivity of seagrass bed biotopes to pressures associated with marine activities. JNCC Report no. 505. Peterborough, Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

Sciberras, M., Rodriguez-Rodriguez, D., Ponge, B., Jackson, E., (2013). Criteria for assessing ecological coherence of MPA networks: A review. Report prepared by the Marine Institute and the Agence des Marines Protegees for the Protected Area Network Across the Channel Ecosystem (PANACHE) project. INTERREG programme France (Channel) – England (2007 – 2013) funded project, p. 48.

Jackson, E.L., Griffiths, C.A., Collins, K., Durkin, O., (2013). An assessment of anthropogenic impact on marine angiosperm habitat, Natural England and MMO, Peterborough, UK. NECR111. http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/3665058

Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Beaumont, N., Potts, T. and Hattam, C. (2012). Seagrass Ecosystem Interactions with Social and Economic Systems. Commissioned Report for Defra, UK.

Bloor, I., Jackson, E.L. (2012). Fisheries ecological risk assessment: Cephalopods and their spawning habitats. Unpublished Report for the Seafish Authority.

Fletcher, S., Rees, S., Gall, S. Jackson, E.L, Friedrich, L., and Rodwell, L. (2012) Securing the benefits of the Marine Conservation Zone Network. A report to The Wildlife Trusts by the Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research, Plymouth University.

Attrill, M.J., Bayley, D.T.I., Gall, S.C., Hattam, C., Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Mangi, S., Marshall, C., Munro, C., Rees, S., Rodwell, L., Sheehan, E.V., Stevens, T.F., Strong. S., 2011. Lyme Bay – a case-study: measuring recovery of benthic species; assessing potential “spillover” effects and socio-economic changes, Final Report, February 2011. Report to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the University of Plymouth-led consortium. Plymouth: University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd.

Jackson, E.L., Higgs, S., Allsop, T., Cathray, A., Evans, J. and Langmead, O., 2011. Isles of Scilly Seagrass Mapping. Natural England Commissioned Report Number 087.

Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Evans, J., Wilkes, P., Seeley, B., Lear D. and Tyler-Walters, H. (2010). Mapping Marine Benthic Biodiversity in Wales. CCW Contract Science Reports Report No: 913, 88pp, Countryside Council for Wales, Bangor.

Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Evans, J., Wilkes, P., Seeley, B., Lear D. and Tyler-Walters, H. 2010. Mapping Marine Benthic Biodiversity in Wales. CCW Contract Science Reports Report No: 913, 88pp, Countryside Council for Wales, Bangor.

Langmead, O., Jackson, E.L., Griffiths, C., Wilkes, P., Neilly, M., Lear, D., Luckraft, I., Foggo, A., Tyler-Walters, H., 2010. Accessing and developing the required biophysical datasets and data layers for Marine Protected Areas network planning and wider marine spatial planning purposes Report No. 20, Task 2F.UK marine benthic diversity layer. Report to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the UK, subcontracted by ABPmer, Southampton. Defra Contract No. MB0102 Task 2F, Report No. 20.

Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Miller, P., Fox, C., Hiscock, K., Tyler-Walters, H., Saunders, J., 2009. Marine Biodiversity Hotspots. Report to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the UK, subcontracted by ABPMer, Southampton. Defra Contract No. MB102 Task 2F, Report No. 2.

Wilding, C., Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O.,Hiscock, K., Evans, J., Sewell, J., Oakley, J., Tyler-Walters, H. (2009). Marine Health Check Update 2009. Flagship Species Revisited. Godalming, WWF-UK.

Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Evans, J., Ellis, R. & Tyler-Walters, H. 2008.
Protecting nationally important marine Biodiversity in Wales. Report to the Wales Environment Link from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the UK.

Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Barnes, M., Tyler-Walters, H. & Hiscock, K., 2008. Identification of indicator species to represent the full range of benthic life history strategies for Lyme Bay and the consideration of the wider application for monitoring of Marine Protected Areas. Report to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the UK.

Langmead, O., Jackson, E.L., Lear, D., Evans, J., Seeley, B. Ellis, R., Mieszkowska, N. and Tyler-Walters, H. (2008). The Review of Biodiversity for Marine Spatial Planning within the Firth of Clyde. Report to the SSMEI Clyde Pilot from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [Contract number R70073PUR]

Jackson, E.L., Hiscock, K., Evans, J., Seeley, B. & Lear, D. (2008). Investigating the existing coverage and subsequent gaps in protection and providing guidance on representativity and replication for a coherent network of Marine Protected Areas in England's territorial waters. Plymouth: Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN), Marine Biological Association of the UK. Natural England Commissioned Reports, Number 018.

Irving, R.A. (ed.), Jackson, E.L. & Cole, H. 2007. Mapping eelgrass Zostera marina beds within Plymouth Sound and Estuaries SAC. Report to Natural England by Sea-Scope, Marine Environmental Consultants, Devon.

Rhodes, B., Jackson, E.L., Moore, R., Foggo, A. Frost, M., 2006. The impact of swinging boat moorings on Zostera marina beds and associated infaunal macroinvertebrate communities in Salcombe, Devon, UK. Report to Natural England. pp58.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Ecological Applications - Ecosystem Function
Effects of human activies (positive and negative) on the state of structural benthic habitats (seagrass and biogenic reef) and the subsequent changes in ecosystem functioning and provision of ecosystem services.
Ecological Applications - Landscape Ecology
Structure and functioning of seagrass habitats at a landscape scale (fragmentation, connectivity, metapopulation dynamics).
Environmental Science and Management - Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
Seagrass habitat restoration, enhancement and creation; with a focus on functional equivalency and provision of ecosystem services.
Environmental Science and Management - Natural Resource Management
Fish habitat use and management; marine protected areas design (focus on ecologically coherent networks and future proofing MPA networks)
Ecological Applications - Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Ocean acidification and climate change impacts on seagrasses and corals.
Ecological Applications - Ecosystem Function
Marine ecosystem services: valuation, non-linearities, relationships with human activities and management (DPSIR - framework).
Environmental Science and Management - Conservation and Biodiversity
Marine biodiversity hotspots (identification and use by managers). Marine conservation policy and management. Bridging the knowledge gap between science and policy: assessing conservation importance, identifying suitable indicators for monitoring change and advising on the design and management of marine protected areas.
Environmental Science and Management - Conservation and Biodiversity
Marine conservation policy and management. Bridging the knowledge gap between science and policy: assessing conservation importance, identifying suitable indicators for monitoring change and advising on the design and management of marine protected areas.
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Plant Biology - Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
The biology of seagrasses: growth rates, health, survival, reproduction in relation to transplantation and restoration.
Ecology - Community Ecology (excl. Invasive Species Ecology)
Genetics - Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Seagrass genetics
Ecology - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Currently focussing on the ecology of subtropical seagrasses in relation to restoration success and metapopulation dynamics.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Ecological Applications - Ecosystem Function
Ecological Applications - Landscape Ecology
Ecological Applications - Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Ecology - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Plant Biology - Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Journal article

Malan, J. A. C., Flint, N., Jackson, E. L., Irving, A. D., & Swain, D. L. (2018). Offstream watering points for cattle: Protecting riparian ecosystems and improving water quality?. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 256, 144-152. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2018.01.013

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Williams, L. R., Jackson, E. L., Bishop-Hurley, G. J., & Swain, D. L. (2016). Drinking frequency effects on the performance of cattle: A systematic review. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 101(6), 1076-1092. doi:10.1111/jpn.12640

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Jackson, E., Cousens, S., Bridger, D., Nancollas, S., & Sheehan, E. (2016). Conservation inaction in action for Essex seagrass meadows?. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 8(1), 141-150. doi:10.1016/j.rsma.2016.10.003

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Benham, C. F., Beavis, S. G., Hendry, R. A., & Jackson, E. L. (2016). Growth effects of shading and sedimentation in two tropical seagrass species: Implications for port management and impact assessment. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 109(1), 461-470. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.05.027

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Irvine, M. A., Jackson, E. L., Kenyon, E. J., Cook, K. J., Keeling, M. J., & Bull, J. C. (2016). Fractal measures of spatial pattern as a heuristic for return rate in vegetative systems. Royal Society Open Science, 3(3), 1-11. doi:10.1098/rsos.150519

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York, P. H., Smith, T. M., Coles, R. G., McKenna, S. A., Connolly, R. M., Irving, A. D., . . . Whitehead, S. (2017). Identifying knowledge gaps in seagrass research and management: An Australian perspective. Marine Environmental Research, 127, 163-172. doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.06.006

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Weatherall, E., Jackson, E., Hendry, R., & Campbell, M. (2016). Quantifying the dispersal potential of seagrass vegetative fragments: A comparison of multiple subtropical species. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science., 169, 207-215. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2015.11.026

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Irving, A., Jackson, E., & Hendry, R. (2015). Assessing spatial variation of seagrass habitat structure in New Caledonia : an integrated approach. Marine and freshwater research., (2015), 1-7. doi:10.1071/MF15035

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Kool, J., Stafford-Bell, R., Appleyard, S., Bax, N., Ford, J., Hillman, K., . . . Slawinski, D. (2015). Lessons learned at the interface of marine ecology and environmental management in Australia. Bulletin of marine science., 91(4), 1-8. doi:10.5343/bms.2015.1006

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Revill, A., Bloor, I., & Jackson, E. (2015). The survival of discarded Sepia officinalis in the English Channel. Fisheries management and ecology., 22(2), 164-171. doi:10.1111/fme.12111

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Jackson, E., Rees, S., Wilding, C., & Attrill, M. (2015). Use of a seagrass residency index to apportion commercial fishery landing values and recreation fisheries expenditure to seagrass habitat service. Conservation biology., 29(3), 899-909. doi:10.1111/cobi.12436

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Potts, T., Burdon, D., Jackson, E., Atkins, J., Saunders, J., Hastings, E., & Langmead, O. (2014). Do marine protected areas deliver flows of ecosystem services to support human welfare?. Marine Policy, 44, 139-148. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2013.08.011

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Jackson, E., Davies, A., Howell, K., Kershaw, P., & Hall-Spencer, J. (2014). Future-proofing marine protected area networks for cold water coral reefs. ICES journal of marine science., 71(9), 2621-2629. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu099

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Rees, S., Fletcher, S., Gall, S., Friedrich, L., Jackson, E., & Rodwell, L. (2014). Securing the benefits : linking ecology with marine planning policy to examine the potential of a network of Marine Protected Areas to support human wellbeing. Marine policy., 44, 335-341. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2013.09.027

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Rees, S., Sheehan, E., Jackson, E., Gall, S., Cousens, S., Solandt, J. L., . . . Attrill, M. (2013). A legal and ecological perspective of ‘site integrity’ to inform policy development and management of special areas of conservation in Europe. Marine pollution bulletin., 72(1), 14-21. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.03.036

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Bloor, I., Attrill, M., & Jackson, E. (2013). A review of the factors influencing spawning, early life stage survival and recruitment variability in the common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis). Advances in marine biology., 65, 1-65. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-410498-3.00001-X

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Bloor, I., Wearmouth, V., Cotterell, S., McHugh, M., Humphries, N., Jackson, E., . . . Sims, D. (2013). Movements and behaviour of European common cuttlefish Sepia officinalis in English Channel inshore waters : first results from acoustic telemetry. Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology., 448, 19-27. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2013.06.013

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Luisetti, T., Jackson, E., & Turner, R. (2013). Valuing the European ‘coastal blue carbon’ storage benefit. Marine pollution bulletin., 71(1-2), 101-106. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.03.029

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Tyler, E., Somerfield, P., Vanden Berghe, E., Bremner, J., Jackson, E., Langmead, O., . . . Webb, T. (2012). Extensive gaps and biases in our knowledge of a well-known fauna : implications for integrating biological traits into macroecology. Global ecology and biogeography : biological knowledge of UK marine fauna., 21(9), 922-934. doi:10.1111/geb.2012.21.issue-9

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Langmead, O., & Jackson, E. (2010). Large scale patterns of marine biodiversity: an evidence-based approach for prioritising areas for protection. Biologia Marina Mediterranea., 17, 11-14.

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Langmead, O., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Mee, L., Friedrich, J., Gilbert, A., Gomoiu, M. T., . . . Todorova, V. (2009). Recovery or decline of the northwestern Black Sea : a societal choice revealed by socio-ecological modelling. Ecological modelling., 220(21), 2927-2939. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2008.09.011

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Tweedley, J., Jackson, E., & Attrill, M. (2008). Zostera marina seagrass beds enhance the attachment of the invasive alga Sargassum muticum in soft sediments. Marine ecology : progress series., 354, 305-309. doi:10.3354/meps07242

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Jackson, E. L., Rowden, A. A., Attrill, M. J., Bossey, S. J., & Jones, M. B. (2001). The importance of seagrass beds as a habitat for fishery species. Oceanography and Marine Biology, 39, 269-304.

Book chapter

Statton, J., Dixon, K. W., Irving, A. D., Jackson, E. L., Kendrick, G. A., Orth, R. J., & Sinclair, E. A. (2018). Decline and restoration ecology of Australian seagrasses. In A. W. D. Larkum, G. A. Kendrick, & P. J. Ralph (Eds.), Seagrasses of Australia: Structure, ecology and conservation (1st ed., pp. 665-704). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71354-0_20

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Connolly, R. M., Jackson, E. L., Kendrick, G. A., Macreadie, P. I., Maxwell, P. S., & O'Brien, K. R. (2018). Seagrass dynamics and resilience. In A. W. D. Larkum, G. A. Kendrick, & P. J. Ralph (Eds.), Seagrasses of Australia: Structure, ecology and conservation (1st ed., pp. 197-212). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71354-0_7

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Jackson, E. L., Santos-Corujo, R. O., & Pittman, S. J. (2018). Seascape patch dynamics. In S. J. Pittman (Ed.), Seascape Ecology (pp. 153-188). Hoboken, NJ.: John Wiley & Sons. Retrieved from https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Seascape+Ecology-p-9781119084440

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Saunders, J., Potts, T., Jackson, E., Burdon, D., Atkins, J., Hastings, E., . . . Fletcher, S. (2015). Linking ecosystem services of marine protected areas to benefits in human wellbeing?. In R. K. Turner, & M. Schaafsma (Eds.), Coastal zones ecosystem services : from science to values and decision making, volume 9 (pp. 167-190). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-17214-9_9

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Luisetti, T., Paltriguera, L., Turner, R., Andrews, J., Jackson, E., Palmieri, M., & Sen, A. (2015). Why value ‘blue carbon’?. In R. K. Turner, & M. Schaafsma (Eds.), Coastal zones ecosystem services : from science to values and decision making, volume 9 (pp. 191-206). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-17214-9_10

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Norris, K., Bailey, M., Baker, S., Bradbury, R., Chamberlain, D., Duck, C., . . . Watt, A. (2011). Biodiversity in the context of ecosystem services. In Unknown (Ed.), UK National Ecosystem Assessment : technical report. (pp. 64-104). Cambridge, UK: United Nations Environment Programme.

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Jackson, E., Rowden, A., Attrill, M., Bossey, S., & Jones, M. (2001). The importance of seagrass beds as a habitat for fishery species. In Unknown (Ed.), Oceanography and marine biology : an annual review. (pp. 269-303). London, UK: Taylor & Francis.

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Conference paper

Holden, H., Pfeiffer, L., & Jackson, E. (2017). Seagrass and aluminium are strange bedfellows: A science-art collaboration via the power of STEAM. In 7th Annual HUIC STEM/STEAM Education Conference (pp. 1-15). Hawaii: HUIC. Retrieved from https://huichawaii.org/

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Jackson, E., & Hendry, R. (2014). Landscape ecology approach to seagrass restoration, creation and enhancement decision making. In 2nd Conference of SERA : From large to small islands, 17th-21st November 2014, Noumea, New Caledonia. (pp. 100). New Caledonia: Institute Agronomique néo-Calédonien.

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Report

Connolly, R., Dunn, R., Jackson, E., Kristensen, E., Maxwell, P., Pearson, R., . . . York, P. (2016). Gold Coast seagrass sensitivities and resilience: GCWA Scientific Research and Management Program (SRMP-003). Gold Coast, Qld.: Gold Coast Waterways Authority. Retrieved from https://www.gcwa.qld.gov.au/

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Flint, N., Jackson, E., Wilson, S., Verlis, K., & Rolfe, J. (2015). Synthesis of water quality influences in ports of the Fitzroy region, Queensland: Fitzroy Water Quality Improvement Plan Supporting Reports. Rockhampton, Queensland: Fitzroy Basin Association. Retrieved from http://riverhealth.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Ports-23_10_2015.pdf

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Jackson, E. L., Griffiths, C., & Durkin, O. (2013). A guide to assessing and managing anthropogenic impact on marine angiosperm habitat - part 1: Literature review: Natural England Commissioned Report (NECR111). Exeter, UK: Natural England. Retrieved from https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england

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Sciberras, M., Rodriguez- Rodriguez, D., Ponge, B., & Jackson, E. (2013). Criteria for assessing ecological coherence of MPA networks: a review: PANACHE: Protected Area Network Across the Channel Network. France: INTERREG.

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Jackson, E. L., Langmead, O., Beaumont, N., Potts, T., & Hattam, C. (2012). Seagrass ecosystem interactions with social and economic systems (NR0153). London, UK: Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Retrieved from http://randd.defra.gov.uk/

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Fletcher, S., Rees, S., Gall, S., Jackson, E., Friedrich, L., & Rodwell, L. (2012). Securing the benefits of the Marine Conservation Zone Network. Plymouth, UK: Plymouth University.

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Jackson, E. L., Higgs, S., Allsop, T., Cawthray, A., Evans, J., & Langmead, O. (2011). Isles of Scilly seagrass mapping: Natural England Commissioned Reports (087). Cornwall, UK: Natural England. Retrieved from http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/43015

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Attrill, M., Bayley, D., Gall, S., Hattam, C., Jackson, E., Langmead, O., . . . Strong, S. (2010). Lyme Bay-a case study: measuring recovery of benthic species, assessing potential spill-over effects and socio-economic changes: Annual report 2. Plymouth, UK: University of Plymouth. Retrieved from http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Document.aspx?Document=MB0101_9959_ANN.pdf

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Jackson, E., Langmead, O., Evans, J., Wilkes, P., Seeley, B., Lear, D., & Tyler-Walters, H. (2010). Mapping marine benthic biodiversity in Wales: CCW Contract Science Reports (913). Countryside Council for Wales. Retrieved from http://www.marlin.ac.uk/

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Jackson, E., Langmead, O., Barnes, M., Tyler-Walters, H., & Hiscock, K. (2009). Identification of indicator species to represent the full range of benthic life history strategies for Lyme Bay and the consideration of the wider application for monitoring of Marine Protected Areas. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://www.marlin.ac.uk/prodsandpubs.php

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Jackson, E., Langmead, O., Evans, J., Ellis, R., & Tyler-Walters, H. (2008). Protecting nationally important marine biodiversity in Wales : report to Wales Environment Link. Scotland: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://www.marlin.ac.uk/prodsandpubs.php

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Langmead, O., Jackson, E., Lear, D., Evans, J., Seeley, B., Ellis, R., . . . Tyler-Walters, H. (2008). Review of biodiversity for marine spatial planning within the Firth of Clyde : report to: the The SSMEI Clyde Pilot from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN). Contract no. R70073PUR. Scotland: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://www.marlin.ac.uk/prodsandpubs.php

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