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הצטרפ.ה ב:יוני 11, 2018 פעילות אחרונה: ספט' 28, 2023 iNaturalist

Update ~5 years:
As an iNat helper, I'm basically just the guy in this

If you are visiting this page from , I'm an owner of "Bears' Woods" in Highland , if that name rings a bell. ;)

previous bio stuff:
Biochemist, teacher, birdwatcher, novice native plant enthusiast. Based in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. I'm learning a lot from the folks on this site and their observations.

One year later update: Above is still true. I generally help identify things on this site, but I am not generally an expert. I am an empiricist at heart, and so I usually have to watch/touch/smell a species in real life to start becoming an expert.

Update 2.5 years: Above is still true. By now I consider myself a generalist with developing special interests (such as slime molds; arthropod and fungal plant galls; eventually bryophytes and maybe ascomycota?). With respect to identifications, my developing specialty is "general weird stuff."

I am familiar with many of these and want to/can probably expand my knowledge:

I am familiar with tiny subsets of these and want to/can probably expand my knowledge:
-land-based plants including mosses
-fungi including gall-formers and ascomycetes
-slime molds
-assorted land-based arthropods including gall-formers

I am not very familiar with large swaths of these and may not have good (read: empirical) opportunity to expand my knowledge near term:
-"sea life"
-"freshwater life"
-gastropods in general
-assorted other arthropods
-other protozoa
-other microorganisms

Update 3 years:
Above still true, and currently using iNat as a big part of course materials at "LD University" as I progress leisurely in my DIY degree in biology. (My IRL degrees are in chemistry.)

If you are similarly interested in DIY education, I highly recommend Saundra McGuire's book for undergrads, . The underlying strategies are fully applicable outside of a formal university setting. Also in the courses I teach IRL, emphasizing spaced practice has been a game-changer and I use it for myself. Example description

pronouns: not specified/whatever you feel like

"Citizen Science" publications:

Greene MJ, Kim JS, Seung HS; EyeWirers. Analogous Convergence of Sustained and Transient Inputs in Parallel On and Off Pathways for Retinal Motion Computation. Cell Rep. 2016 Mar 1;14(8):1892-900. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.02.001. Epub 2016 Feb 18. PMID: 26904938; PMCID: PMC6404534.
[as LotteryDiscountz in "the Eyewirers" author consortium]

Kim, J., Greene, M., Zlateski, A. et al. Space–time wiring specificity supports direction selectivity in the retina. Nature 509, 331–336 (2014).
[as LotteryDiscountz in "the Eyewirers" author consortium]

Eyewire 2023 update (in case you know me from above refs): pesky insurmountable PC issues persist- I'll be back to all projects when I'm either retired (May 2024) or get a gaming level rig (ie, whenever Elder Scrolls VI comes out)- see y'all again then!

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