Jane Packard

Profile Updated: August 2, 2016
Jane Packard
Residing In College Station, TX USA
Spouse/Partner Eugene T. Ash
Homepage http://people.tamu.edu/~j-packard
Occupation Associate Professor Emeritus
Children none
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Little did I realize the the huge impact of Swarthmore's humanist perspectives on my worldview, before living as an ex-patriot in Texas. Bridging the gap between cultural and biological diversity has been my goal ever since my work with social behavior of wolves led me to explore the fascinating interactions between the workings of the inner mind and external rhetoric of the people who battle over their conservation. Since few of my colleagues share this fascination, stepping stones led to my current partnership with the Conservation Centers for Species Survival where we are training the next generation to integrate science and practice in behavior and biodiversity stewardship.

In 2016 I retired and am enjoying mentoring students, writing and being the best beekeeper's wife I can be. My husband raises starter hives of honey bees and produces honey we sell at the local Farmers Market.

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Aug 02, 2016 at 6:12 PM

Gene and I enjoyed a road trip to work bees with friends near Jamestown ND and Madison WI. In Madison, I facilitated a strategic planning session for the Social Sciences Working Group of the Society for Conservation Biology. What fun it was to reconnect with former students at the meetings. Highlights were visiting the Aldo Leopold Center and International Crane Foundation.

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