Morehouse, is between $58,000 and $63,000. A larger institution would likely pay $10,000 to $15,000 more.
Jackson is currently researching aggression in termites. Termites, ants, and humans are the only animals known to engage in large-scale organized aggression — or what we call war. Jackson explains, “Other animals engage in a sort of street fight, where every animal does everything. Termites have different roles: individual, specific duties to perform [in war], much like humans are trained in the military.”
Jackson is also investigating termites’ repulsion to light with Morehouse physicist Dr. Willie Rockward. “Collaborating on looking at termites’ reaction to light under different wavelengths may reveal that light can be used as a deterrent for termite infestations,” Jackson says.