- 19 March 1935
Bingara, New South Wales, Australia
The current Head, Tropical Plant Sciences and Deputy Head, School of Tropical Biology at the James Cook University, Jackes also has been a member of the Academic teaching staff of the University of New England and the University of Queensland. She is the author or co-author of refereed journal papers, refereed conference papers, miscellaneous papers, articles, posters etc and environmental consultancy reports. Her books include: Poisonous Plants in Northern Australian Gardens, Plants of Magnetic Island, A Guide to the Plants of the Burra Range and Plants of the Tropical Rainforest.