Kate Jackson


Kate Jackson

Assistant Professor Department of Biology
Whitman College


Welcome to my website! Here you can read about my research, meet some of my students and our collaborators, download my publications, see pictures from my research at Whitman College and all over the world, find out about my most recent expedition to the Republic of Congo --and even watch a video clip of a kingsnake regurgitating a corn snake. Just follow the links below...

(Version française)



  • Ph.D. Biology, Harvard University, 2002

  • M.Sc. Zoology, University of Toronto, 1995

  • Hon.B.Sc. Zoology, University of Toronto, 1994



Selected scientific publications

Student/ faculty research

Research in progress:


Books for a general audience:

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Mean and Lowly Things: Snakes, Science and Survival in the Congo

Harvard University Press

2008 (hardcover)

2010 (paperback)

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Katie of the Sonoran Desert/ Katie del Desierto Sonorense

ASDM Press 2009




morning catch

Returning from an early morning net check with my catch --a water cobra (Naja annulata). Republic of Congo, June 2008.