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Allyson K. Jackson

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

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Research Interests

Wildlife ecology, avian conservation, contaminants and food webs.
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2017 Field work in Acadia National Park with Purchase College students can be found at

Representative Courses

  • ENV3120 General Ecology
  • ENV3080 Wildlife Ecology
  • ENV3025 Biostatistics
  • ENV3805 Conservation Biology


  1. Jackson, A.K., D.C. Evers, C.A. Eagles-Smith, J.T. Ackerman, J.J. Willacker, J.E. Elliott, J.M. Lepak, S.S. Vander Pol, C.E. Bryan. 2016. Mercury risk to avian piscivores across western United States and Canada. Science of the Total Environment 568: 685 – 696.
  2. Pfleeger, A.Z., C.A. Eagles-Smith, B.M. Kowalski, G. Herring, J.J. Willacker, A.K. Jackson, J.R. Pierce. 2016. From tails to toes: developing nonlethal tissue indicators of mercury exposure in five amphibian species. Ecotoxicology 25(3):574 – 583. 
  3. Jackson, A.K., D.C. Evers, E.M. Adams, D.A. Cristol, C. Eagles-Smith, S.T. Edmonds, C.E. Gray, B. Hoskins, O.P. Lane, A. Sauer, T. Tear. 2015Songbirds as sentinels of mercury in terrestrial habitats of eastern North America. Ecotoxicology 24:453-467.
  4. Schoch, N., M.J. Glennon, D.C. Evers, M. Duron, A. Jackson, C. Driscoll, J. Ozard, and A. Sauer. The impact of Hg exposure on the Common Loon (Gavia immer) population in the Adirondack Park, New York State. Waterbirds 37(sp1):133-146.
  5. Jackson, A.K., J.P. Froneberger, and D.A. Cristol. 2012. Habitat near nest boxes correlated with fate of eastern bluebird fledglings in an urban landscape. Urban Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-012-0265-0
  6. Jackson, A.K., D.C. Evers, M.A. Etterson, A.M. Condon, S.B. Folsom, J. Detweiler, J. Schmerfeld, and D.A. Cristol. 2011. Modeling the effect of mercury exposure on the reproductive success of a free-living terrestrial songbird, the Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus). Auk 128(4):759-769.
  7. Jackson, A.K., D.C. Evers, S.B. Folsom, A.M. Condon, J. Diener, L.F. Goodrick, A.J. McGann, J. Schmerfeld, and D.A. Cristol. 2011. Mercury exposure in terrestrial birds far downstream of an historical point source. Environmental Pollution 159:3302-3308.
  8. Jackson, A.K., J.P. Froneberger, and D.A. Cristol. 2011. Postfledging survival of eastern bluebirds in an urbanized landscape. Journal of Wildlife Management 75: 1082-1093.