Dick Richardson
Patricia Richardson
Our Pledge -- Our Holistic Goal


On Campus


Prairie Study

Wind Rivers Range, WY

Deseret Ranch, WY

Dick Richardson

Patricia Richardson

BS, Texas A&M '59, Plant & Soil Science
MS, NC State Univ. '61, Plant Genetics
PhD, NC State Univ. '65, Genetics
Awards & Elected Honors:
Fellow: NSF, AAAS, Texas Acad. of Science, Wakonse South

Who's Who in Sciences Higher Education

Who's Who Among America's Teachers

Member: Sigma Xi, Soc. Am. Naturalists
Certification: Educator of Holistic Management
Courses taught:
Genetics, Statistics, Evolution, Population Genetics, Biotechnology, Conservation Biology, Natural Resource Management, Manifest Destiny to Globalization, Chemistry (high school)
Educational Philosophy

80+ research, 15 general science, 2 books co-authored, 1 book edited, many popular articles on sustainable agriculture.
Research areas:
Population genetics (fitness traits, behavior, speciation, biological pest control) - inactive
Ecology (habitat selection, dispersal, prairie restoration, agro-ecology) - active
Public policy of natural resources - active
BA, University of Texas, Austin '65,  Biology
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, '75, Biology/Biochemistry
Research Areas:
Research biochemist (until she and Dick formed their holistic goal)
Soil Biodiversity, dung beetle biology
Ungulates as grassland keystone species
Leadership and Honors:
Director, Holistic Resource Management of Texas
Co-Investigator, Environmental Mentors Program
EcoFair of Texas, former director
Courses taught:
Natural Resource Management
Manifest Destiny to Globalization
Biochemistry, Ecosystem restoration, Dung beetle biology, Soil Food Web

Note (key decision):
She and Dick recognized that working together was an important value they shared.

Hobbies (current):
Backpacking/hiking, flying (Commercial Pilot)
Scuba diving
Rodeo -- trick roping
Training dogs and horses

Pat was a scientific mentor for Michelle Williams' third grade class at Ceasar Chavez Elementary School in Palo Alto, CA. Michelle was a student in her biology class at the U. of Texas in 1986. Now both Pat and Dick are acting as "scientific advisors" to a similar class at UC-Berkeley, where Michelle completed her Ph.D. in Science Education and now is a professor at Michigan State University.

Dick+PatMapping-SierraBlanca.JPG (93344 bytes) Pat and Dick prepare for a flight over a large ranch for aerial photos. Dick flies and Pat runs the cameras.

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Last modified 11/25/2008