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Our mission is to provide an interdisciplinary home for discovering and sharing knowledge about the integration of biological and cultural diversity. For additional information, contact the lab director: Dr. Jane Packard

News: Dr. Packard retired in 2015 and is now Associate Professor Emeritus. She is still active in mentoring promising young scientists and publishing research. Her office is at the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center.

For an appointment, contact her at

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Teaching: For an overview of the ethology courses Dr. Packard used to teach, visit her Portal . If you are interested in resources for Guided Inquiry projects, visit Nature's Partners: Predators, prey and you

Research Highlights: Dr. Packard and her former students continue to publish (see PRODUCTS tab on top menu). She is a Visiting Researcher at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center , where she supervises the Hoofstock Behavior Research and Husbandry Internship associated with the Sustainable Herds Project of the Conservation Centers for Species Survival.

Outreach in Cross-Cultural Communication: Upon demand, Dr. Packard is available to teach a weekend workshop in Communities and Conservation , which bridges science and practice using a cultural models approach. This seminar demonstrates the larger benefits to society of research and education funded in part by NSF through the Applied Biodiversity Sciences Program.

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