EAHCP — Jackie Poole


EAHCP is a collaborative effort by the Edwards Aquifer Authority, the City of New Braunfels, the City of San Marcos, the City of San Antonio through SAWS, Texas State University, and Texas Parks and Wildlife

Jackie Poole

Jackie Poole

A native Texan, Jackie received both her B.A. and M.A. degrees in botany from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a taxonomist by training, and worked for several years curating the herbarium collections at Harvard University and the University of Texas at Austin. In 1983 she began working as a botanist for the Texas Natural Heritage Program which eventually became the Wildlife Diversity Program of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. She has written dozens of status reports and recovery plans on various rare plants, and has published several articles in various professional journals. She is a member of various recovery teams, scientific subcommittees, and biological advisory teams that deal with management and policy matters on endangered species. At present she is primarily conducting long-term monitoring on four Texas species (Tobusch fishhook cactus, Texas snowbells, Texas poppy-mallow, and Texas wild-rice). She co-authored the book Endangered, Threatened, or Protected Native Plants of Texas, and is the lead author of the Rare Plants of Texas. Jackie is a taxon editor, regional review editor, and on the Executive Board for the Flora of North America project, a scientific advisory board member of the Center for Plant Conservation, and in her spare time likes to travel to see different floras and cultures around the world.

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