Chris Harrison Kuraattori

Liittynyt: 16. toukokuuta 2012 Viimeksi aktiivinen: 20. lokakuuta 2020

I am a naturalist with a lifelong interest in herps and have been an avid birder for 30+ years.
I am a big believer in the value of citizen science projects such as this and am an active contributor to Inaturalist as well as the the international Herpmapper database (www.herpmapper.org) and Ebird (www.ebird.org).

Beyond just my general herp interest, I am also very interested in recording and documenting amphibian calls. I maintain a blog where I keep my frog call recordings and information about frog species. I have some entries that compare recordings of similar species in my area (South/Central Texas) and beyond (http://frogcalls.blogspot.com/). If you want to learn a bit about frog calls in our area, give it a look.

On iNaturalist:

  • I am a Curator for the classes Reptilia and Amphibia.
  • I run a few collection projects for some local parks / refuges.
  • I manage a project attempting to follow reports of escaped/established populations of Spurred Tortoises in North America.
  • I am one of the managers on the Audio Observations from Around the World Project where I (try) to identify frog calls from around the world.
  • But the project that first attracted me first iNaturalist was Texas Parks and Wildlife's Herps of Texas Project . I enjoy the process of curating records in the project. It is amazing how much I learn from other people's records even after 40+ years of herping in Texas.

Professionally, I am currently an Associate Professor of Biology at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, Texas.

Chris

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