R.J. Adams Curator

Currently I work as a special education teacher in Monterey County, CA, although my background (BS and MS) are in biology with a concentration in the fields of host-parasite coevolution and insect systematics. In 2014 I published "Field Guide to the Spiders of California and the Pacific Coast States" with UCPress. Today I am working under permit on an inventory of the spiders of Pinnacles National Park. Additional interests include the systemics and evolutionary history of freshwater and terrestrial mollusks,biogeography, the biology of mushrooms (especially the understudied jellies and earth tounges). I've been birding for nearly 30 years, regularly lead birding trips, and am looking forward to sharing sightings and field outings with others on this website.

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