Rhett Jackson, Professor of Hydrology

Rhett Jackson

Research Emphasis:

Effects of land use activities, specifically forestry, agriculture, and urbanization, on water quality and aquatic habitat. Effectiveness of silvicultural and agricultural BMPs in reducing nonpoint pollution. Sediment mobilization and transport. Fluvial geomorphology. Hillslope and wetland hydrology.

CWT Committees:

CWT Science Advisory Committee

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Georgia

Mailing Address:

C. Rhett Jackson
Office 4-114
180 E Green Street
Athens, GA 30602

Office Phone:  706-542-1772

E-Mail:  rjackson@warnell.uga.edu

Web Page:  https://www.warnell.uga.edu/people/faculty/dr-c-rhett-jackson

CWT Data Sets:

4067 (Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, and Groundwater Study within the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, 2006-2010)

3036 (Hourly water quality measurements at 21 sites in the Little Tennesse River watershed, Macon County, NC)

3030 (Stage, flow, and suspended sediment data from nine "intensive" Coweeta-LTER watershed study sites from August 2010 to October 2011)

2018 (Modeled riparian stream shading: Agreement with field measurements and sensitivity to riparian conditions)

4054 (Coweeta Synoptic Data from 49 sampling sites in the Upper Little Tennessee River Basin from 2009 to 2010 (active channel width, bankfull width, and channel depth data))

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CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Frisch, John R., Peterson, James T., Cecala, Kristen K., Maerz, John C., Jackson, C. Rhett, Gragson, Ted L., and Pringle, Catherine M. 2016. Patch occupancy of stream fauna across a land cover gradient in the southern Appalachians, USA. Hydrobiologia. 773:163-175. doi:10.1007/s10750-016-2695-9.

Jackson, C. R., Leigh, D. S., Scarbrough, S. L., and Chamblee, J. F. 2015. Herbaceous Versus Forested Riparian Vegetation: Narrow and Simple Versus Wide, Woody and Diverse Stream Habitat. River Res. Applic., 31: 847-857. doi: 10.1002/rra.2783.

Booth, D. B., Kraseski, K. A. and Rhett Jackson, C. (2014), Local-scale and watershed-scale determinants of summertime urban stream temperatures. Hydrol. Process., 28: 2427-2438. doi: 10.1002/hyp.9810

Jackson, C.R., Bitew, M. and Du, E. 2014. When interflow also percolates: Downslope travel distances and hillslope process zones. Hydrological Processes. 28:3195-3200. (DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10158)

Jensen, C. K., et al. (2014). Scales and arrangements of large wood in first- through fifth-order streams of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Physical Geography 35(6): 532-560.

Lynsey Long, S. and Rhett Jackson, C. (2014), Variation of stream temperature among mesoscale habitats within stream reaches: southern Appalachians. Hydrol. Process., 28: 3041-3052. doi: 10.1002/hyp.9818

Li G., C.R. Jackson, and K.A. Kraseski. 2012. Published online. Modeled riparian stream shading: Agreement with field measurements and sensitivity to riparian conditions. Journal of Hydrology 428-429:142-151.

Negussie H. Tedela, Steven C. McCutcheon, Todd C. Rasmussen, Richard H. Hawkins, Wayne T. Swank, John L. Campbell, Mary Beth Adams, C. Rhett Jackson, and Ernest W. Tollner, 2011. Runoff Curve Numbers for Ten, Small Forested Watersheds in the Mountains of the Eastern U.S. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. Published online May 21, 2011.

Price K., C.R. Jackson, A.J. Parker, T. Reitan, J. Dowd, and M. Cyterski. 2011. Effects of watershed land use and geomorphology on stream low flows during severe drought conditions in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, Georgia and North Carolina, USA. Water Resources Research, 47 (W02516).

Jackson, C. R. and C. M. Pringle. Ecological Benefits of Reduced Hydrologic Connectivity in Intensively Developed Landscapes. BioScience, 60(1): 37-46

Price, K. Jackson, C.R. Parker, A.J. 2010. Variation of surficial soil hydraulic properties across land uses in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA. Journal of Hydrology, 383: 256-268.

Carter, T., C.R. Jackson, A. Rosemond, C. Pringle, D. Radcliffe, W. Tollner, J. Maerz, D. Leigh. A. Trice. 2009. Beyond the urban gradient: barriers and opportunities for timely studies of urbanization effects on aquatic ecosystems. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 28(4):1038-1050

Wenger, S.J., A.H. Roy, C.R. Jackson, E.S. Bernhardt, T.L. Carter, S. Filoso, C.A. Gibson, N.B. Grimm, W.C. Hession, S.S. Kaushal, E. Marti, J.L. Meyer, M.A. Palmer, M.J. Paul, A.H. Purcell, A. Ramirez, A.D. Rosemond, K.A. Schofield, T.R. Schueler, E.B. Sudduth, and C.J. Walsh. 2009. Twenty-six key research questions in urban stream ecology: an assessment of the state of the science. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28(4):1080-1098.

Freeman, M.C., Pringle, C.M., Jackson, C.R. 2007. Hydrologic Connectivity and the Contribution of Stream Headwaters to Ecological integrity at Regional Scales. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 43(1): 5-14.

Jackson, C.R., W.T. Swank, and R. Olszeewski. 2005. John D. Hewlett (1992-2004). Transaction AGU. 8612: 124.

Rivenbark, B.L., and C.R. Jackson. 2004. Average discharge, perennial flow initiation, and channel initiation-small southern Appalachian basins. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 40(3): 630-646.

Books and Book Sections

Webster, J.R., Benfield, E.F., Cecala, K.K., Chamblee, J.F., Dehring, C.A., Gragson, T.L., Cymerman, J.H., Jackson, C.R., Knoepp, J.D., Leigh, D.S., Maerz, J.C., Pringle, C., Valett, H.M., 2012. Water Quality and Exurbanization in Southern Appalachian Streams. In River Conservation and Management (Chapter on Catchment Conservation, Ecosystem Integrity and Threats to River Systems). P.J. Boon and P.J. Raven, eds. Published 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., p. 91-107

Jackson, C.R., G. Sun, D. Amatya, W.T. Swank, M. Riedel, J. Patric, T. Williams, J.M. Vose, C. Trettin, W.M. Aust, R.S. Beasley, H. Williston, and G.G. Ice. 2004. Chapter 3: Fifty years of forest hydrology in the southeast, pp. 33-112. In Ice, G.G., and J.D. Stednick (eds.), A Century of Forest and Wildland Watershed Lessons. Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, MD.

Sun, G., M. Riedel, R. Jackson, R. Kolka, D. Amatya, and J. Shepard. 2004. Chapter 19: Influences of management of southern forests on water quantity and quality, pp. 195-224. In Rauscher, H.M., and K. Johnsen (eds.), Southern forest science: past present, and future. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-075. USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC.

Conference Posters and Presentations

Stringer, Christina E.; Krauss, Ken W.; Latimer, James S., eds. 2016. RESTORATION OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN RIPARIAN FORESTS AFFECTED BY EASTERN HEMLOCK MORTALITY, Headwaters to estuaries: advances in watershed science and management—Proceedings of the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. March 2-5, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 302 p.


2012 CWT LTER Science Advisory Committee Meeting Notes, 27 June 2012. Manuscript on File, University of Georgia.


Examining long-term southern Appalachian ecosystem dynamics through interactions and indirect effects: Renewal proposal to the National Science Foundation. 2016. Manuscript on file. Coweeta LTER, University of Georgia.