School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Prof. Derek Jackson

Honorary Research Fellow, Professor of Coastal Geomorphology

Professor Jackson’s research is focussed on coastal environmental change, particularly morphodynamics and geomorphology. His work links into climate change impacts, associated sea level rise and increased storminess on coastlines. Much of his work helps in the development of responses to climate change and pressures on natural beach and dune systems globally. His specialism is on wind-blown processes and modelling of airflow in a variety of planetary (Earth and Mars) environments in temperate through to arid zones. 

Research interests

  • Aeolian sediment transport (beaches and dunes) on Earth and Mars 
  • Sandy beach processes 
  • Shoreface dynamics 
  • Coastal storms and beach response 
  • Climate change impacts on sand dune system

Research profiles