• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 1821 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
1992 …2019
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Education: PhD Aeolian sediment transport dynamics, Ulster University, 1993; BSc Environmental Science, Ulster University, 1990

Research interests: Professor Jackson's research efforts have a general focus on coastal environmental change (morphodynamics and geomorphology) at a number of time and space scales.These efforts link into themes such as climate change impacts, its associated sea level rise and increased storminess on coastlines. Ultimately much of the work he carries out helps in the development of responses to climate change and pressures on natural beach and dune systems globally. Specifically, the main focus of his work examines wind-blown processes and modelling of airflow in a variety of planetary environments in temperate through to arid zones. Recent developments on the airflow modelling theme have involved research of dune movement at a number of location on Mars, examining specific wind flow and dune landforms.

Education/Academic qualification


External positions

Natural Environment Research Council

1 Mar 2012 → …


  • GB Physical geography
  • aeolian beaches dunes

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Research Output 1992 2019

6 Citations (Scopus)

3D mapping efficacy of a drone and terrestrial laser scanner over a temperate beach-dune zone

Guisado-Pintado, E., Jackson, DWT. & Rogers, D., 1 Mar 2019, In : Geomorphology. 328, p. 157-172 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

A global ‘greening’ of coastal dunes: An integrated consequence of climate change?

Jackson, DWT., Costas, S., González-Villanueva, R. & Cooper, A., 1 Nov 2019, In : Global and Planetary Change. 182, p. 1-9 9 p., 103026.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
climate change
vegetation cover
10 Citations (Scopus)

Beach recovery from extreme storm activity during the 2013/14 winter along the Atlantic coast of Europe

Dodet, G., Castelle, B., Masselink, G., Scott, T., Davidson, M., Floc'h, F., Jackson, DWT. & Suanez, S., 1 Jan 2019, In : EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES & LANDFORMS. 44, 1, p. 393-401 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
equilibrium model
climate change
Open Access
wave height
wind direction

Coasts in Peril? A shoreline Health Perspective

Cooper, A. & Jackson, DWT., 2 Oct 2019, In : Frontiers in Earth Science. 7, p. 1-8 8 p., 260.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
coastal zone management

Activities 2013 2019

  • 4 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 3 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 2 Editorial work

European Geosciences Union

Derek Jackson (Participant)
15 Apr 201919 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research

Louise Callard (Participant), Ruth Plets (Participant), Andrew Cooper (Participant), Antony Long (Participant), Joseph Kelley (Participant), Daniel Belknap (Participant), R Edwards (Participant), Rory Quinn (Participant), DWT Jackson (Participant)
25 Jul 201931 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018

Derek Jackson (Participant)
8 Apr 201812 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

International Conference on Aeolian Research

Derek Jackson (Participant)
25 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Frontiers in Earth Science (Journal)

Derek Jackson (Editor)
9 May 201815 Dec 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work


Comparison of Grainflow Activity on Earth and Mars Utilising 3D Microscale Airflow Modelling

Author: Cornwall, C., Jun 2018

Supervisor: Cooper, A. (Supervisor) & Jackson, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Hydrodynamic modelling of sediment transport and bedform formation on the NW Irish shelf

Author: Evans, W., May 2018

Supervisor: Jackson, D. (Supervisor) & Benetti, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis