Stephen Jackson works in the Animal Welfare Branch where he is involved in the regulation of the zoo industry in New South Wales.
He joined NSW Agriculture* in 2001 as a Professional Officer, though transferred to a Research Scientist classification as a result of his strong publishing record. He has nearly 20 years experience as a field biologist, zoo keeper, wildlife park curator and government zoo regulator. He completed his PhD on the endangered mahogany glider (Petaurus gracilis) in the tropical forests of north Queensland. To date he has published some 25 papers and three books.
*NSW Department of Primary Industries was formed on July 1, 2004 through an amalgamation of NSW Agriculture, NSW Fisheries, State Forests of NSW and the NSW Department of Mineral Resources.
Jackson SM (2007) Koalas: Origin of an Icon. Allen & Unwin, Sydney. 337pp.
Jackson SM, Grant TR, Temple-Smith PD & Bennett G (2005) Monsieur Jules Verreaux and the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus): comments on the observations of a naturaliste voyageur. Australian Mammalogy 27: 147-160.
Goldingay RL & Jackson SM (eds.) (2004) The Biology of Australian Possums and Gliders. Surrey Beatty, Sydney.
Goldingay RL & Jackson SM (2004) A review of the ecology of the Australian Petauridae. Pp. 376-400. In R.L. Goldingay & S.M. Jackson (eds) The Biology of Australian Possums and Gliders. Surrey Beatty, Sydney.
Jackson SM (2003) Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne. 524pp. Awarded Whitley Medal. 2004.
Phillips BT & Jackson SM (2003) Growth and development of the Tasmanian devil Sarcophilus harrisii at Healesville Sanctuary. Zoo Biology 22: 497-505.
Jackson SM (2003) Standardising husbandry manuals: Guidelines for terrestrial vertebrates. International Zoo Yearbook 38: 229-243.
Jackson SM & Johnson CN (2002) Time allocation to foraging in the mahogany glider Petaurus gracilis (Marsupialia, Petauridae) and a comparison of activity times in exudivorous and folivorous possums and gliders. Journal of Zoology (London) 256: 271-277.
Holland N & Jackson SM (2002) Reproductive behaviour and food consumption associated with the captive breeding of platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus). Journal of Zoology (London) 256: 279-288.