Parker Hopkins Curator

Joined: Oct 08, 2014 Last Active: Sep 22, 2019

Hello! I am a Natural Resource Specialist in the National Park Service, as part of the BioDiscovery Program in the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate, Biological Resources Division. I play a role as the servicewide Point of Contact for iNaturalist resources and Data Collection queries in the NPS, including work on BioBlitz events in parks. We are working on building tools for park administrators to access free and open information on platforms like iNaturalist, so that valuable information collected here can be used in the field.

Message me with questions, and check out https://www.nps.gov/subjects/biodiversity/index.htm for information about biodiversity in our national parks. To learn more about the BioDiscovery Program, go here: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1103/biodiscovery.htm Go explore the outdoors! #FindYourPark

I am a recent graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Environmental Studies and Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences Departments. As a student I conducted an honors thesis that investigated innovative, practical uses for iNaturalist to both engage the public in national parks and collect usable and actionable information, with special emphasis on the tracking and management of invasive species. To read my thesis, go here: https://scholar.colorado.edu/honr_theses/1881/

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