Kai-Philipp Schablewski Curator

Joined: Aug 19, 2014 Last Active: Sep 15, 2021 iNaturalist

Hello,

I am Kai Schablewski.

Since my childhood I am very interested in botany and always wanted to learn as much as possible about the planet's flora.

I live in Marburg, Germany, where I have studied botany.

I've never committed myself to just one group of plants, but some groups are particularly intriguing. These are the plants with special survival strategies such as cacti, alpine plants, parasitic plants, mycoheterotrophic plants or bromeliads.

My main hobbys are plant identification and learning about plants and their evolution. I also help identifying plants on Flickr, where i have identified several thousand plants too.

My favourite plants on Flickr

I hope that iNaturalist becomes an increasingly important tool for science and nature conservation.
Nature conservation has never been more important than today where many species go extinct because of human activity.

My deep love for nature and the contact with it via iNaturalist are very important for me and give me hope.

The more I learn about botany, the more confused the overall picture becomes and the more I notice how little we actually know about nature. There is a incredible amount of missidentifications and taxonomy itself is full with errors and mistakes.

I have started several projects on iNaturalist recently!
These new projects are still a work in progress.

Feel free to join:

Myco-heterotrophic plants of the World

Parasitic plants of the World

Myrmecophytes of the World

Cushion plants of the World

Alpine plants of the World

As a curator on iNaturalist, my goals are in particular the identification of unusual species and the expansion of the database as well as the continuous correction.

If you like to add pictures of cultivated plants please set the checkmark for Captive / Cultivated !

The countless cultivated plants are not worth my attention and time. I would like to work on wild plants without always being shown dozens of garden plants first.

So please understand if I only mark such observations in the data quality assessment as "Organism is not wild", without identifying the plant any further or correcting wrong identifications!

Feel free to ask questions, I like to help!

Identifier Profile:

https://www.inaturalist.org/posts/54797-identifier-profile-kai_schablewski

“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”

― Charles Darwin

“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.”

― Theodosius Dobzhansky

“Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible god and destroys a visible nature, unaware that this nature he's destroying is this god he's worshiping.”

― Hubert Reeves

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