Dr. Jason Stockwell

Professional Experience: 

  • Professor, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont
  • Director, Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory


Jason’s research interests focus broadly on food web dynamics, with specific interests in how animal behavior and environmental conditions affect trophic interactions. He work in systems ranging from small, hyper-eutrophic ponds to large, deep oligotrophic lakes, and on organisms ranging from phytoplankton to apex piscivores. His active areas of research include the influence and impact of diel vertical migration on food webs and ecosystems, the influence of environmental change on early life history of coldwater fish species, winter food web interactions, and the role of disturbance on phytoplankton biodiversity. Jason has a BSc in Biology and Math from Northland College and a PhD in Zoology from the University of Toronto. 

Dr. Jason Stockwell

Research Interests/Expertise:

  • Food Webs
  • Zooplankton
  • Fish
  • Vertical Migration
  • Agent-based Modeling
  • International Collaborations

Active Memberships/Societies:

  • GLEON (Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network): Chair of Committee on Inclusive Collaboration, Member of Steering Committee, Member of GLEON 21.5 Virtual Meeting Organizing Committee
  • IAGLR (International Association of Great Lakes Research): Associate Editor for Journal of Great Lake Research
  • ASLO (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography)
  • SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science)
  • AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
  • AFS (American Fisheries Society)

Notable Publications:

  • Stockwell, J.D., B.P. O’Malley, S. Hansson, R.J. Chapina, L.G. Rudstam, B.C. Weidel. 2020. Benthic habitat is an integral part of Mysis ecology. Freshwater Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13594
  • Stockwell, J.D., J.P. Doubek, R. Adrian, O. Anneville, C.C. Carey, L. Carvalho, L.N. De Senerpont Domis, G. Dur, M.A. Frassl, H.-P. Grossart, B.W. Ibelings, M.J. Lajeunesse, A.M. Lewandowska, M.E. Llames; I.S. Matsuzaki; E.R. Nodine; P. Nõges, V.P. Patil, F. Pomati, K. Rinke, L.G. Rudstam, J.A. Rusak, N. Salmaso, C.T. Seltmann, D. Straile, S.J. Thackeray, W. Thiery, P. Urrutia-Cordero, P. Venail, P. Verburg, R.I. Woolway, T. Zohary, M.R. Andersen, R. Bhattacharya, J. Hejzlar, N. Janatian, A.T.N.K. Kpodonu, T.J. Williamson, H.L. Wilson. 2020. Storm impacts on phytoplankton community dynamics in lakes. Global Change Biology 26:2756-2784. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15033 [Invited Review]
  • Doubek, J.P., S.K. Goldfarb, and J.D. Stockwell. 2020. Should we be sampling zooplankton at night? Limnology & Oceanography Letters 5:313-321. https://doi.org/10.1002/lol2.10151