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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: Congrats to Heather Crane, Natalie Craig and Taylor Grafton for completing their first year of graduate studies at a distance. Rachel Rommel plans to graduate by the end of this year. Our departmental newsletter highlights research of Tammy Cloutier, Helen Boostrom and Edward Enriquez, who graduated in 2013..

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Teaching: For an overview of courses, visit our Portal: with more information about courses for beginers (WFSC 422/632 fall), intermediate (WFSC 622 spring), advanced (WFSC 620 summer with fieldwork at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center). For undergrad Guided Inquiry projects, visit Nature's Partners: Predators, prey and you

Research Highlights: Look for a study of optimal mating group size in dusky dolphins in Ethology. Manuscripts on education workshops for Houston Toads, enrichment for painted dogs and behavioral profiles of African Bovids are in the review process. We collaborate with Fossil Rim Wildlife Center on the Sustainable Herds Project of the Conservation Centers for Species Survival.

Outreach in Cross-Cultural Communication: Our weekend workshop in Communities and Conservation 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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