Areas of interest

Quaternary stratigraphy, Debris flow hazards.

Lionel Jackson has worked as a petroleum geologist in the Canadian oil industry, as a hydrologist with the United States Geological Survey and as a research scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University since 1987. He is an authority on the surficial geology of Alberta and Yukon. He was a pioneer and is a continuing authority in recognition and evaluation of debris flow hazards in the Canadian Cordillera. He has investigated debris flow and rock avalanche hazards in western Canada, California, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. He investigated the effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in the Republic of Seychelles. He has investigated landslide-induced-tsunami hazards in coastal fjords of British Columbia and the urban geology of the Vancouver, BC region. He is presently investigating the stratigraphy and paleoenvironmental record preserved in drilling cores collected as a part of geotechnical investigations associated with the construction of the Evergreen Line tunnel along the Burnaby/Port Moody border.