alan_rockefeller Curator

Joined: Nov 15, 2013 Last Active: Jul 05, 2020

Alan Rockefeller is a mushroom identification specialist, public speaker, biohacker, photographer, and consultant who lives in Oakland, California.

In 2001, he began his autonomous studies in the field of mycology, beginning with the collective fungi in California. Since then, he has traveled to various countries to collect and study mushrooms. He has photographed more than 1,000 species of fungi from Mexico. Through phylogenetic and microscopic analysis, he has identified several species not described in the scientific literature.

Alan regularly identifies mushrooms for several fungus fairs in Mexico and the USA in addition to identifying fungi on websites such as Mushroom Observer, Facebook, the Shroomery and iNaturalist.

His work has been recognized by The Washington Post, Ars Technica, Smithsonian, San Francisco Chronicle, VICE, Dallas Observer, Arizona Daily Sun, Chicago Reporter, Smoky Mountain News, Benzinga, Ancient Origins, The Union of Grass Valley, Interesting Engineering, KCRG, Filter, Yahoo Finance, Marijuana Movement, East Bay Express, Boulder Weekly, Scientific American, The Verge, Mother Nature Network, Discover Magazine, Social News Daily, International Business Times, Newsweek, iNews, CBC Radio, and TreeHugger.

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