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Karen Jackson

Water Resources Agent
Water Resources Program Team, Richland County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: Richland County
Phone: 803-865-1216 ex. 116


 Educational Background

M.S. Zoology
Southern Illinois University 2013

B.A. Biology
Carthage College 2010


Water Resources Extension Agent in Richland County and the coordinator for the Richland Countywide Stormwater Consortium. I have a background in benthic macroinvertebrates and water quality monitoring. I am passionate for environmental stewardship and conservation.

 Research Interests

Benthic macroinvertebrates; water quality monitoring; environmental outreach


Ecosystem Characteristics of Remnant, Headwater Tallgrass Prairie Streams. 2013. J. Environ. Qual. 42:239–249
Patch-Burn Grazing Effects on the Ecological Integrity of Tallgrass Prairie Streams. 2015. J. Environ. Qual. 44:1148-1159