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The Jackson lab examines the different ways that people affect the Earth. Our projects combine basic science and policy solutions to issues such as climate change, energy extraction, and land use. We're currently examining the effects of climate change and droughts on forest mortality and grassland ecosystems. We are also working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the Global Carbon Project (, which Rob chairs, including establishing a global network of methane tower measurements at more than 50 sites worldwide and measuring and reducing methane emissions from oil and gas wells, city streets, and homes and buildings.

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Postdocs! We are hiring four full-time postdoctoral scientists to contribute to: 1) a new project quantifying tropical methane fluxes in Brazil, Peru, French Guiana, and Botswana as part of the FLUXNET-CH4 network we recently established, and 2) a new Global Methane Budget office for the Global Carbon Project. Email Rob Jackson and Metta Nicholson (

Congratulations to lab members who found new jobs in 2021-2023!

  • Sarah Cooley, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
  • Sarah Féron, Assistant Professor, University of Groningen
  • Etienne Fluet-Chouinard, Staff Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Lab
  • Kat Georgiou, Lawrence Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  • Eric Lebel, Staff Scientist, PSE for Healthy Energy
  • MingZhen Lu, Assistant Professor, NYU
  • Avni Malhotra, Staff Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Lab
  • Gavin McNicol, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Zutao Ouyang, Assistant Professor, Auburn University
  • Adam Pellegrini, Associate Professor, Cambridge University
  • Shersingh Tumber-Dávila, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College
  • Chenghao Wang, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma

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