Karen Jackson

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

Office: Richland County
Phone: 803-722-1194
Email: karen7@clemson.edu


 Educational Background

M.S. Zoology
Southern Illinois University 2013

B.A. Biology
Carthage College 2010


Water Resources Extension Agent for the Midlands and Pee Dee regions and County Coordinator for Richland County. I have a background in benthic macroinvertebrates, water quality monitoring and freshwater systems. I am interested in the response of freshwater streams to anthropogenic disturbance and how to best protect our natural resources.

 Research Interests

Benthic macroinvertebrates; water quality monitoring; stream restoration; best management practices


Fulgoni, J. N., M. R. Whiles, W. K. Dodds, D. M. Larson, K. E. Jackson, and B. P. Grudzinski. 2020. Influences of Patch-Burn Grazing on Headwater Prairie Streams and Subsequent Recovery. Journal of Applied Ecology. In review.

Jackson, K. E., M. R. Whiles, W. K. Dodds, J. D. Reeves, and J. M. Vandermyde and H. M. Rantala. 2015. Influences of patch-burn grazing on the ecological integrity of tallgrass prairie streams. Journal of Environmental Quality 44:1148.

Dodds, W. K., J. Fulgoni, B. Grudzinski, K. E. Jackson, D. M. Larson, and M. R. Whiles. 2013. Patch-burn grazing stream project report 2014. Copies available from the author.

Larson, D. M., W. K. Dodds, K. E. Jackson, M. R. Whiles, and K. R. Winders. 2013a. Ecosystem characteristics of remnant, headwater tallgrass prairie streams. Journal of Environmental Quality 42(1):239-249.