Insect pathology, Entomology, Microbial Products, Biological Control of Soil-Dwelling Pests, IPM.
- Ph.D (Lincoln University) 1982.
- M.Sc.(Dist) DIC (Imperial College) 1976
- B.Hort.Sc (Lincoln University) 1972
Countries of work experience
New Zealand, Germany, Mexico, Chile, Australia, Malaysia, Samoa, Papua New Guinea.
Dr Jackson is an entomologist/microbiologist with expertise in development of biological control systems for integrated pest management (IPM). His research focus has been on development of insect pathogens as biopesticides and inoculants for the control of insect pests, particularly those that live in the soil or other concealed environments. He has developed a strong expertise in microbial production and formulation for pest control products. His research has focussed on biological control of pests in extensive pasture, plantation crop and horticultural ecosystems.
Dr. Jackson's research has been published in more than 100 refereed scientific papers, numerous conference and industry presentations and incorporated into >5 patents/patent applications. He has led training programmes in insect pathology/pest management in the Pacific, Asia and Latin America and has worked with industry in development and implementation of beneficial microbes in plant protection and growth enhancement.
Dr. Jackson is currently a science programme leader at AgResearch, New Zealand where he leads programmes on microbial product development and pasture pest management. He is a member of the Programme Advisory Committee of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board and leads a programme for biological control of food crop pests in the Pacific.