Rebecca Jackson

I am an Assistant Professor of physical oceanography in the Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University and a faculty member of Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences.

My research explores the interaction between the ocean and cryosphere. I am a physical oceanographer with interests in ocean-glacier interactions, coastal dynamics, and polar processes. My work investigates submarine melting of glaciers in Greenland and Alaska, and the effect of glacial meltwater on ocean circulation. Broadly, I am interested in how heat and freshwater are exchanged between the ocean and cryosphere, and I explore these dynamics across a range of scales, from the ocean-ice boundary layer to the continental shelf ocean. See Research section for more details!

Prior to starting at Rutgers, I was a NOAA Climate and Global Change postdoc fellow at Oregon State University, and I received my PhD in physical oceanography from the MIT-WHOI Joint Program.

See CV here.

Please get in touch if you are interested in research opportunities as a PhD student, postdoc, or undergraduate!