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The Jackson lab examines the different ways that people affect the Earth. Our projects combine basic science and policy solutions to issues such as climate change, energy extraction, and land use. We're currently examining the effects of climate change and droughts on forest mortality and grassland ecosystems. We recently published the first studies looking at fracking and drinking water quality and used laser technologies to map thousands of natural gas leaks across cities such as Boston, Manhattan, and Washington, D.C.

Rob Jackson

Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building
473 Via Ortega, Rm. 379B
Stanford CA, 94305-4216
(650) 497-5841;



Our paper, "Reaching Peak Emissions" published in Nature Climate Change in December, was one of the top-ten climate papers most featured in the media in 2015, according to CarbonBrief.