Jackson M. Leonard
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6381
- Northern Arizona University, Ph.D., Biology, 2015
- NREMT, Emt-B And Wilderness First Responder, Certified as an Emergency Medical Technician Basic and Wilderness First Responder, 2009
- Northern Arizona University, M.S., Forest Science, 2007
- Northern Arizona University, B.S., Biology, 2002
Rocky Mountan Research Station, Flagstaff,
I serve as the Scientist-in-Charge at the Sierra Ancha Experimental Forest. I am responsible for implementing and managing research at all levels including field work, equipment installation, and data management/analysis. As a collaborator in the Bonita Peak Mining District Remediation Project I conduct aquatic habitat inventories and fish surveys to determine the potential for abandoned mine land remediation in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado. Cooperating agencies include San Juan National Forest, U.S. Geological Survey, Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Land Management. As part of my graduate program I conducted research on the long-term recovery of vegetation and aquatic habitat after the Dude Fire which burned in 1990. I have acted as field manager for Verde River Project, conducting threatened and endangered fish surveys and habitat classification along the upper reaches of the river. I also served as project manager for the Southwest Borderlands Project which looked at the role of prescribed fire in the oak/grassland savannahs of southern Arizona.
Bological Science Technician,
Rocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff,
During this period I served as a research support technician for the Southwest Watershed Project and completed my graduate work on the long-term recovery of upland vegetation after high-severity wildfire.
Wildland Firefighter, Type 1 Hotshot Crew,
U.S. Forest Service, Prescott National Forest,
Member of the Prescott Hotshot Crew
Biological Science Technician,
Rocky Mountatin Research Station, Flagstaff,
During this period I worked part-time as a research support technician while I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology.
- Resource Unit Leader, U.S. Forest Service, 2009 - Current
- Society for Range Management, 2005 - 2008
- Association of Fire Ecology, 2005 - Current
Early Career Scientist Publication Award, 2018
Annual award given by the Rocky Mountain Research Station in recognition of the best publication by a new scientist.
Certificate of Merit, 2016
For efforts to improve science, safety and infrastructure at Sierra Ancha Experimental Forest
Certificate of Appreciation, 2010
Bestowed by the Pueblo of Santa Clara for work done supporting firefighting efforts during the South Fork Fire
Certificate of Merit, 2006
Outstanding work on the Verde River Project
- Neary, Daniel G.; Leonard, Jackson M.. 2021. Soil conservation after wildfires: Challenges, failures, and successes [Chapter 2]
- McNulty, Steve ; Steel, Ashley ; Springgay, Elaine ; Caldwell, Ben ; Shono, Kenichi ; Pess, George ; Funge-Smith, Simon ; Richards, William ; Ferraz, Silvio ; Neary, Dan ; Long, Jonathan ; Verbist, Bruno ; Leonard, Jackson ; Sun, Ge ; Beechie, Timothy ; Lo, Michaela ; McGill, Lillian ; Fullerton, Aimee ; Borelli, Simone. 2021. Managing forests for water [Chapter 3]
- Neary, Daniel George; Leonard, Jackson McMichael. 2020. Effects of fire on grassland soils and water: A review
- Sankey, Temuulen ; Belmonte, Adam ; Massey, Richard ; Leonard, Jackson. 2020. Regional-scale forest restoration effects on ecosystem resiliency to drought: A synthesis of vegetation and moisture trends on Google Earth Engine
- Neary, Daniel G.; Leonard, Jackson M.. 2020. Restoring fire to forests: Contrasting the effects on soils of prescribed fire and wildfire [Chapter 12]
- Neary, Daniel G.; Leonard, Jackson M.. 2019. Physical vulnerabilities from wildfires: Flames, floods, and debris flows
- Sankey, Temuulen Ts.; Leonard, Jackson M.; Moore, Margaret M.. 2019. Unmanned aerial vehicle-based rangeland monitoring: Examining a century of vegetation changes
- Leonard, Jackson M.; Magana, Hugo A.; Bangert, Randy K.; Neary, Daniel G.; Montgomery, Wilson L.. 2017. Fire and floods: The recovery of headwater stream systems following high-severity wildfire
- Leonard, Jackson M.; Medina, Alvin L.; Neary, Daniel G.; Tecle, Aregai. 2015. The influence of parent material on vegetation response 15 years after the Dude Fire, Arizona
- Neary, Daniel G.; Leonard, Jackson. 2015. Wildland fire: Impacts on forest, woodland, and grassland ecological processes [Chapter 3]
Leonard, J.M., H.A. Magana, R.K. Bangert, D.G. Neary and W.L. Montgomery. 2017. Fire and Floods: The Recovery of Headwater Stream Systems Following High-Severity Wildfire. Journal of the Association of Fire Ecology.
Neary, D.G. and J.M. Leonard. 2015. Wildland Fire: Impacts on Forest, Woodland, and Grassland Ecological Processes. In António José Bento Gonçalves and António Avelino Batista Vieira (Eds.) Wildland Fires: A Worldwide Reality, pp. 35-112. Hauppauge, New York. Nova Science Publishers.
Leonard, J.M., A.L. Medina, D.G. Neary, and A. Tecle. 2015. The influence of parent material on vegetation response 15 years after the Dude Fire, Arizona. Forests, 6(3), 613-635.