Associate Professor of Biology / Museum Curator
Cedar City, UT, UNITED STATES
Conservation biologist whose work focuses on green infrastructure and organismal biology.
Southern Utah Unversity, 2018
Office of the Lieutenant Governor in partnership with the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 2018
Southern Utah University, 2018
Incorporating project-based, hands-on learning into the classroom
Commitment to Service at SUU
School of Forest Resources at Penn State University
Ph. D., Neurobiology and Behaviour
M. Sc., Animal Science
ABC 4 News Utah online
If you are a parent looking for something fun and free to do for your kids after school on early out days, Southern Utah Museum of Art is open for the public to help people get out in the community. Jackie Grant, director of Natural History Museum, mentions how each kid will learn how to recognize animals from their bones, fecal matter, and tracks. With interactions with seeds, wildfires, and fossils kids will have an unlimited fun time learning about all tons of significant facts, and Utah's ecology.view more
Utah Public Radio radio
Residents living in the southern Utah community of Cedar City watched as flames fueled a fire and filled the air with smoke beginning in June 2017. The Brian Head fire damaged more than 72,000 acres of Dixie National Forest and Bureau of Land Management land.view more
St. George News online
Experience the public lands surrounding Cedar City like never before with Southern Utah University and Jacqualine Grant. Make your summer meaningful by helping restore lands damaged in the 2017 Brian Head fire.view more
Society for Conservation Biology online
“Our student winners represented the diversity and strength of SCB,” said Grant, an assistant professor of biology at Southern Utah University and the director of the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History. “Every region of the Society was represented in the student competition by students who are from or work in those regions. The new structure of this year’s competition fostered participation from students through a variety of venues, and moves SCB into new spaces for communicating science at our meetings.”view more
Dr. Jackie Grant, a biology professor at Southern Utah University, is tasked with collecting seeds and native plants for research and restoration following a devastating event, such as a wildfire. Before the damage even occurs, Grant and her team find native seeds for farmers, who will then grow the plant to identify the most efficient and economical options for harvesting. This way, enough seeds are ready to go for re-planting after the damage occurs.view more
For three years the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History and the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery on the campus of Southern Utah University have been partnering to offer science and art in a unique way to K-12 students in Cedar City. “Scientists are far more creative than most people assume,” said Jackie Grant, museum curator and professor at SUU. “When we pair science with art it is more engaging to general audiences such as elementary school children.”view more
USA Today online
Students from East Elementary teamed up with biology students from Southern Utah University and hit the Coal Creek trail armed with cookie sheets and peanut butter to learn what types of mammals live along the stream. Jaqualine Grant teaches a mammalogy course at the university and paired her students with East Elementary’s Science and Engineering Club, also known as Science Pups, for the experiential learning opportunity.view more
St George News online
The Department of Art & Design at Southern Utah University will host an “Evening for Educators” at the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6-9 p.m. This evening will focus on the importance of preservation, investigate the artwork of Joseph Cornell, and talk about pocket galleries, collecting, documenting, and saving important artifacts.view more
Solutions for Higher Education online
Dr. Jackie Grant from SUU's Biology department joins the podcast this week as we discuss how forest fires impact the environment and changes the landscape, as well as how seed collection can help in restoring forests.view more
Bureau of Land Management $ 67,949
Funding provided to collect seeds from native plants for research and restoration. These seeds are used to restore plant life after wildfires destroy forests and seeds in the underlying soil.
iUtah $ 5,000
Faculty release program
iUtah $ 15,807
Enhancing biodiversity, water conservation, and urban agriculture through green roof infrastructure.
iUtah $ 8,223
Green roof agriculture exhibit and outreach at the Frehner Museum
Jacqualine Grant & Delaney Patterson
The arts animate learning because they are inherently experiential and because of their potential to develop creative and critical thinking skills in students. These same skills are valued in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, but the arts have not been consistently included in STEM lessons. We transformed our STEM programming into STEAM programming (STEM plus arts) by creating an innovative partnership between two informal learning environments, the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery and the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History at Southern Utah University...
MS Weeg, JB Grant
The use of chemical de-icers raises salt levels in roadside streams and ponds, which has adverse effects on tadpole development. Experiments on the effects of de-icers on tadpole development are often hampered by difficulties measuring body size without introducing handling stress that may skew results or cause unintended mortality. We have found a linear relationship between surface area and body mass in tadpoles that is unaffected by exposure to salt. Measuring surface area is therefore a suitable technique ...
Urbanization, climate, and ecosystem change represent major challenges for managing water resources. Although water systems are complex, a need exists for a generalized representation of these systems to identify important components and linkages to guide scientific inquiry and aid water management. We developed an integrated Structure-Actor-Water framework (iSAW) to facilitate the understanding of and transitions to sustainable water systems. Our goal was to produce an interdisciplinary framework for ...
RL Hale, A Armstrong, MA Baker, S Bedingfield, D Betts, CA Buahin, M Buchert, T Crowl, R Dupont, J Endter-Wada, C Flint, J Grant, S Hinners, D Horns, JS Horsburgh, D Jackson-Smith, AS Jones, C Licon, SE Null, A Odame, DE Pataki, DE Rosenberg, M Runburg, P Stoker, C Strong
Urbanization, climate uncertainty, and ecosystem change represent major challenges for managing water resources. Water systems and the forces acting upon them are complex, and there is a need to understand and generically represent the most important system components and linkages. We developed a framework to facilitate understanding of water systems including potential vulnerabilities and opportunities for sustainability. Our goal was to produce an interdisciplinary framework for water resources ...
Meagan L Harless, Casey J Huckins, Jacqualine B Grant, Thomas G Pypker
Widespread and intensive application of road deicers, primarily road salt (NaCl), in North America threatens water quality and the health of freshwater ecosystems. Intensive use of NaCl can be harmful to sensitive members of freshwater ecosystems such as amphibians. Detection of negative effects of NaCl application has prompted the search for alternative chemical deicers with lower environmental impacts. We conducted a series of 96-h acute toxicity tests to determine the negative sensitivity of larval wood frogs...
This course introduces Science Majors to the study of biology and the diversity of life. It provides fundamental knowledge of morphological complexity, physiology, development, environmental adaptation, and the evolutionary history of life on Earth. Three hours of lecture per week.
Course investigates diverse ecosystems found in southern Utah. Ecosystems will be used to learn about cycling of matter/energy, patterns, scale, proportion, the link between structure/function, cause/effect, and evidence of stability and change.
Transmission and expression of genetic information, organisms, and populations. Topics include basic transmission and molecular genetics, regulation of gene expression, developmental genetics, genetics of cancer, the immune response and behavior, and population genetics and evolution.
Structure, classification, life histories and distribution of mammals; introduction to methods of field investigation.
Principles and concepts of conservation biology with emphasis on management of biodiversity (including genetic diversity), ecosystems, and populations and on socio-economic and political factors related to conservation.