Christian Schwarz Curator

Joined: Mar 07, 2012 Last Active: Sep 19, 2019 Monthly Supporter since December 2018

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

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.

Co-author of Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, with @noah_siegel:
www.redwoodcoastmushrooms.org

@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 while sustainably keeping my brain bathed in biodiversity and general novelty.
@mackerel is my sweetheart.

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