Jackson R. Webster 

Professor of Ecology 

Ph.D., Univ. of Georgia, 1975

Office: 1016 Derring Hall

E-mail: jwebster@vt.edu

Phone: (540) 231-8941 

Department of Biological Sciences 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
     and State University 
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 

  • Major Fields of Interest: 

  • Stream Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology, Ecological Modeling
  • Current Research: 

  • 1. Organic matter dynamics in streams 
    2. Nitrogen and phosphorus in streams
    3. Stream ecosystem response to disturbance
    4. Stream - watershed interaction
  • Publications


Field and Lab Ecology

Freshwater Ecology

Ecosystem Dynamics

Stream Ecology

Information for prospective graduate students (Note: Dr. Webster is no longer accepting new graduate students.)


Research Projects

Stream Organic Matter Workshop

Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory and LTER Project

LINX Project (Lotic Intersite Nitrogen eXperiment)

Leaf Exclusion Study 


Va Tech Ecosystem Research Group (Stream Team)

Virginia Tech Department of Biology

Flathead Lake Biological Station