• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 1898 Citations
  • 27 h-Index
1992 …2020

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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

Coastal Morphodynamics: Nearshore, beach and dunes

Guisado-Pintado, E., Jackson, DWT. & Delgado-Fernandez, I., 26 Jan 2020, In : Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  • Open Access
  • 4 Downloads (Pure)

    Sandy Beach Morphodynamics

    Jackson, DWT. (ed.) & Short, A. D. (ed.), 14 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) 1st ed. London: Elsevier. 500 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Using wind run to predict sand drift

    Baas, A., Jackson, DWT., Delgado-Fernandez, I., Lynch, K. & Cooper, A., 4 Mar 2020, In : Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    24 Downloads (Pure)


    Natural Environment Research Council (External organisation)

    Derek Jackson (Member)
    1 Jan 2020

    Activity: MembershipMembership of council

    Northern Ireland Coastal Forum Working Group (External organisation)

    Derek Jackson (Member)
    15 Jan 2020

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    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, ...

    International Conference on Aeolian Research

    Derek Jackson (Participant)
    25 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

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


    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