Riaan Stals Kuraattori

Liittynyt: 13. lokakuuta 2017 Viimeksi aktiivinen: 7. joulukuuta 2021 iNaturalist Kuukausittainen tukija joulukuu 2020 lähtien

Of course it started with butterfly collecting and twitching birds. Then I supposedly grew up and fell in love with beetles. Beetles run the planet, after all.

I try my level best not to specialise, which is an unpopular mindset here in academia. I had a professor at university who published a scholarly article on being a generalist -- something clearly rubbed off. It's probably the fundamental reason for me not publishing much. I am in South Africa.

I know beetles better than other organisms, but that does not mean I know them well at all. My knowledge is mostly confined to southern Africa, but I may go out on a limb for the rest of the Afrotropics. I don't claim to be an expert of anything. Then I have perverse soft spots for alien invasive organisms and for common and widespread species. And galls.

I was a happy and enthusiastic iSpotter from 2011 until they broke iSpot in mid-2017. Relocated to iNaturalist on 13 October 2017.

Some of my other noms de plume would adequately summarise the rest of me:
    ► Claderunner
    ► Nitpicker
    ► Code Worrier
    ► The Lexicographer
    ► Running Madman (only half of this one is true).
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