Professor, Director of Wildlife & Fisheries Biology Program, Director of Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory

Dr. Stockwell received his doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1996, followed by post-doctoral associate positions at Colorado State University and Michigan State University. He served as the station chief at the USGS Lake Superior Biological Station in Ashland, Wisconsin, from 2004-2007 and was a pelagic ecologist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine prior to joining the University of Vermont. Dr. Stockwell studies the behavior, population structure, and food web interactions of the macroinvertebrate Mysis diluviana (the opossum shrimp), impact of cyanobacteria blooms on fish and food webs, and impacts of disturbance events on limnological processes.


  • Block, B.D, B.A. Denfeld, J.D. Stockwell, G. Flaim, H.-P.F. Grossart, L.B. Knoll, D.B. Maier, R.L. North, M. Rautio, J.A. Rusak, S. Sadro, G.A. Weyhenmeyer, A.J. Bramburger, D.K. Branstrator, and S.E. Hampton. 2018. Accepted. The unique methodological challenges of winter limnology. Limnology & Oceanography: Methods.
  • Flores, N.M., T.R. Miller, and J.D. Stockwell. 2018. Concentrations of cyanotoxins in fresh water and fish. Environmental Data Initiative.
  • Flores, N.M., T.R. Miller, and J.D. Stockwell. 2018. A global analysis of the relationship between cyanotoxins in water and fish. Frontiers in Marine Science 5:30. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00030
  • Knight, J.C., B.P. O'Malley, and J.D. Stockwell. 2018. Benthic invertebrates in offshore Lake Champlain. Journal of Great Lakes Research 44:283-288.
  • O'Malley, B.P., R.A. Dillon, R.W. Paddock, S. Hansson, and J.D. Stockwell. Accepted. Using underwater video to assess abundance and behavior of epibenthic invertebrates. Limnology & Oceanography: Methods.
  • O'Malley, B.P., S. Hansson, and J.D. Stockwell. 2017. Evidence for a size-structured explanation of partial diel vertical migration in mysids. Journal of Plankton Research 40:66-76.
  • Leach, T.H., B.E. Beisner, C.C. Carey, P. Pernica, K.C. Rose, Y. Huot, J.A. Brentrup, I. Domaizon, H.-P. Grossart, B.W. Ibelings, P.T. Kelly, S. Jackquet, J.A. Rusak, J.D. Stockwell, D. Straile, and P. Vergurg. 2017. Patterns and drivers of deep chlorophyll maxima structure in 100 lakes: the relative importance of light and thermal stratification. Limnology & Oceanography doi: 10.1002/lno.10656.
  • Bockwoldt, K.A., E.R. Nodine, T.B. Mihuc, A. Shambaugh, and J.D. Stockwell. 2017. Reduced phytoplankton and zooplankton diversity associated with increased cyanobacteria in Lake Champlain, USA. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education 160:100-118.
  • DongJoo, J., M. Leduc, B. Ramcharitar, Y. Xu, P.D.F.  Isles, J.D. Stockwell, G. Druschel, T. Manley, and A.W. Schroth. 2017. The impact of winter weather and system configuration on phosphorus, iron and manganese dynamics in water and sediment of ice-covered lakes. Limnology and Oceanography 10.1002/lno.10521.
  • Euclide, P.T., S. Hansson, and J.D. Stockwell. 2017. Partial diel vertical migration in an omnivorous macroinvertebrate. Hydrobiologia 787:387-396. doi:10.1007/s10750-016-2982-5
  • Gearhart, T.G., K. Ritchie, E. Nathan, J.D. Stockwell, and J. Kraft. 2017. Alteration of essential fatty acids in secondary consumers across a gradient of cyanobacteria. Hydrobiologia 784:155-170. doi:10.1007/s10750-016-2864-x
Jason Stockwell

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Instructional programs: Environmental Sciences, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
Research: Aquatic ecology


  • PhD 1996 University of Toronto (Zoology)
  • BSc 1991 Northland College (Biology and Mathematics)


  • 802 656-3009
Office Location:

Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Lab, 3 College Street and 308H Aiken Center