Jeremy Jackson is Professor of Oceanography Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Senior Scientist Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution.
Previously he was Professor of Ecology at Johns Hopkins University. He received his PhD in Geology from Yale in 1971. Jackson studies threats and solutions of human impacts on the oceans and the ecology and evolution of tropical seas. Jackson is the author of more than 160 scientific publications and eleven books. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Association for the Advancement of Science. Jackson has received numerous prizes and awards including the BBVA International Prize in Ecology and Conservation, The Paleontological Medal, and the Darwin Medal of the International Society for Reef Studies. Jackson’s work on the collapse of coastal ecosystems was chosen by Discover magazine as the outstanding scientific achievement of 2001.
His new book Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises appeared in April 2018.