Jane & Carl Bock

JANE AND CARL 1 ADJJane and Carl Bock are emeritus Professors of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Carl received his PhD in Zoology from the University of California at Berkeley, while Jane holds three degrees in Botany, a B.A. from Duke, and M.A. from the University of Indiana, and a PhD from Berkeley.  Carl is an ornithologist and conservation biologist.  Jane is a plant ecologist and an internationally recognized expert in the use of plant evidence in criminal investigations.  She is co-author with David Norris of “Forensic Plant Science” (Elsevier-Academic Press, 2016).

The Bocks spent nearly forty years studying the natural history of the region in southeastern Arizona.  They have co- authored numerous articles and two books based on their fieldwork in the Southwest:  “The View from Bald Hill” (University of California Press, 2000), and “Sonoita Plain: Views from a Southwestern Grassland” (with photographs by Stephen Strom; University of Arizona Press, 2005).

Now largely retired from academic life, the Bocks presently divide their time between Colorado, Arizona, and the Florida Keys, mostly fly fishing (Carl), fighting crime (Jane), and writing.


Books Containing Papers by Jane H. Bock

Identifying plant food cells in gastric contents for use in forensic investigations: a laboratory manual.
Bock, J.H., M.A. Lane, and D.O. Norris, 1988, US Dept. of Justice, NIJ, Washington, DC.

Books/Magazines with profiles of or interviews with Jane H. Bock

Nijhaus, M. 2007. Of murder and microscopes: How botanist Jane Bock became a crime fighter.
Sierra:the Magazine of the Sierra Club. May/June 2007.
What Do You Know: Wisdom for the Road Ahead, Jeanette Spires (Editor),
2004, Riverwood Books.

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