Christian Schwarz Curator

Joined: Mar 7, 2012 Last Active: Jul 23, 2024 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since December 2018

Lecturer, Natural History of Fungi, UC Santa Cruz

Research Associate at the Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History, UC Santa Cruz
Research Associate at the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden

Co-author of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, with @noah_siegel:

I'm fascinated by all forms of biodiversity, but I mostly study the taxonomy, biogeography, and ecology of macrofungi (particularly of California). With the barely-granted exception of fungi, I plead that my identifications be viewed with the presumption of ignorance.

@tiwane helped produce this video, where I talk about tips for making good mushroom observations:
Tips for Observing Fungi for iNaturalist

Seeking to misspend what remains of my youth, then do the same for my oldth, all the while keeping my brain bathed in biodiversity and general novelty.

Instagram: @biodiversiphile

Favorite Resources:
Write-up on sclerotia in macrofungi
by @mycomutant

Randall Spangler's Marine Life:

Key to Scutellinia

SoCal Plant Communities

Lupine ID

Sagebrush vs. Fence Lizards

Moth Family Plates

Fly Guide


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