Professor Trevor Jackson

Prof. Trevor Jackson

Professor Emeritus Geology


Current Research

  • The pumice deposits of St Lucia and Dominica, Lesser Antilles (with P.W. Scott).
  • Cenozoic volcaniclastic turbidites of Grenada and the Grenadines (with P. W. Scott and S.K Donovan).
  • The petrology of the volcanic rocks of Antigua. (with M.J.M Duke and P.W. Scott).
  • The mineral chemistry of the biotites in the Mountain Pine granites of Belize.

Selected Publications


Jackson, T.A. (ed.) 2002. Caribbean Geology: Into the Third Millennium-The Transactions of the 15th Caribbean Geological Conference. The University of the West Indies Press, 287 pp.

Donovan, S.K. and Jackson, T.A. (eds). 1994. Caribbean Geology An Introduction. University of the West Indies Publishers’ Association, Kingston, iii+289 pp.


Refereed/edited field guides

Robertson, R.E.A. and Jackson, T.A. 2002. Field guide to St Vincent. 16th Caribbean Geological Conference, Barbados, June 16-21, 2002, 117-142.
Donovan, S.K. and Jackson, T.A. 2000. A field guide to the geology of the University of the West Indies campus, Mona. Caribbean Journal of Earth Science34, 19-26.
Jackson, T.A., Draper, G., Robinson, E. and Fleugeman, R.H. 1998. Field guide to the geology of eastern Jamaica. 15th Caribbean Geological Conference, June 29-July 2,Contributions to Geology3, 10-21.
Donovan, S.K., Jackson, T.A., Dixon,H.L. and Doyle, E.N. 1995. Eastern and central Jamaica. Geologists’ Association Guides, 53: i+62 pp.


Papers in refereed journals/books

Jackson, T.A. 2013. A review of volcanic island evolution and magma production rate: an example from a Cenozoic island arc in the Caribbean. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 170, 465-476.

Donovan, S.K. & Jackson, T.A. 2012. Jamaica’s geodiversity (Part 2): Highlights from the Neogene. Deposits Magazine. 32, 14-19.

Donovan, S.K. & Jackson, T.A. 2012.  Jamaica’s geodiversity (Part 1): Introduction and some older highlights (Cretaceous to Miocene).  Deposits Magazine, 31, 8-13.

Donovan, S.K. & Jackson, T.A. 2010. Geological Excursion Guide: Tobago. Geology Today .26 (6), 233-239.

Donovan, S.K., Blissett, D.J. & Jackson, T.A. 2010 Reworked fossils, ichnology and palaeoecology: an example from the Neogene of Jamaica. Lethaia 45 , 441-444.
Jackson, T.A., Scott, P.W., Donovan, S.K., Pickerill, R.K., Portell, R.W. and Harper, D.A.T. 2008. The volcaniclastic turbidites of the Grand Bay Formation, Carriacou, Grenadines, Lesser Antilles. Caribbean Journal of Science44, 116-124.
Donovan, S.K., Jackson, T.A., Brown, I.G. and Wood, S.J. 2004. Small is beautiful? Progress and collections of the Geology Museum, University of the West Indies. In Winkler Prins, C.F. and Donovan, S.K. (eds) VII International Symposium ‘Cultural Heritage in Geosciences, Mining and Metallurgy: Libraries-Archives- Museums': “Museums and their collections”. Leiden (The Netherlands) 19-23 May 2003. Scripta Geologica, Special Issue 4, 100-107.
Comer, J. B. and Jackson, T.A. 2004. Miocene bentonites in the White Limestone Group, Jamaica. In Donovan, S.K. (ed) The Mid-Cainozoic White Limestone Group of Jamaica, Cainozoic Research3, (1-2), 31-37.
Donovan, S.K. and Jackson, T.A., 2004. Quo Vadis the Transactions? Publishing strategy and the future of the Caribbean Geological Conferences. Caribbean Journal of Science40 (1), 1-7.
Donovan, S.K., Pickerill, R,. Portell, R, Jackson, T.A., and Harper, D.A.T. 2003. The Miocene
  • palaeobathymetry and palaeoenvironments of Carriacou, the Grenadines, Lesser Antilles.Lethaia36 (3), 255-272.
Abbott, R.N.Jr., Bandy, B.R. Jackson, T.A. and Scott, P.W. 2003. Blueschist-greenschist transition in the Mt. Hibernia Schist, Union Hill, Parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica. International Geology Reviews45, 1-15.
Bandy, B., Jackson, T.A. and Scott, P.W. 2002 Mineralogy of the sand-sized sediments in the Rio Minho drainage basin, Jamaica. In Jackson, T.A. (ed.) Caribbean Geology :Into the Third Millenium, Transactions of the 15th Caribbean Geological Conference, 217-228
Donovan, S.K., Jackson, T.A. and Miller, D.J. 2002. Fieldwork: A key component in teaching geology and geomorphology at UWI, In Jackson T.A. (ed), Caribbean Geology: Into the Third Millennium, Transactions of the 15th Caribbean Geological Conference, 277-286
Jackson, T.A. and Scott, P.W. 2002. The Paleogene volcanic rocks of Cuba and Jamaica: similarities and differences. In Jackson T. A. (ed), Caribbean Geology: Into the Third Millennium. Transactions of the 15th Caribbean Geological Conference, 115-126.


Graduate Students

Professional Society Memberships

The Geogical Society of Jamaica

The Geological Society of Trinidad & Tobago

The Geological Society of America

American Geophysical Union