Henrik Kibak

Unido: 14.jul.2014 Última actividad: 08.dic.2022 iNaturalist Patrocinador mensual desde noviembre 2019

I am a retired professor of biology. I taught biochemistry and molecular biology at California State University Monterey Bay for many years, as well as a health science service learning course.
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I graduated from UC Davis with a BSc in Plant Science, worked on two farms in Oregon, and then worked back in California at the Department of Food and Agriculture for three years in what is now their Department of Pesticide Regulation. I then spent five years as a community organizer on toxics in the environment in both rural and urban settings from Humboldt County to the Coachella Valley, before enrolling in graduate school.
PhD in the laboratory of Lincoln Taiz at UC Santa Cruz (plant physiology and biochemistry).
Post-doctoral studies in the laboratory of David Epel at Stanford University (developmental biology and biochemistry).
I have been pretty passionate about natural history since early childhood when I lived a few blocks from a nice rocky intertidal area but also had access to mountains and desert. During my undergraduate and graduate studies I was fortunate to be able to take courses from Reid Moran (Flora of San Diego), Ralph Lewin (Marine Botany), Beecher Crampton (Grasses in California), and Sam Hinton (Rocky Intertidal Life). Edmund C. Yaeger and Elmer Yale Dawson were my heroes in high school.

I am an equal opportunity naturalist and like to know something about all the species in my surroundings. I am not really expert on any particular taxon although maybe someday. As a professional scientist I spent some time working on projects involving Strongylocentrotus, Mirounga, and Mytilus... so I know a bit about those groups. Here is an Elephant Seal Video "Los Elefantes Marinos," I produced back in the day. In terms of natural history coursework, I am strongest in botany, but still far from expert.

Google Presentation I developed on introducing iNat for use with college or advanced high school students.

My stats:
https://www.inaturalist.org/stats/2021/hkibak

This weeks Assigned Reading :-)
Reproductive biology of pointleaf manzanita (Arctostaphylos pungens) and the pollinator-nectar robber spectrum

Polyploidy in creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) shapes the biogeography of specialist herbivores

Phylogenomics in the Hard Pines (Pinus subsection Ponderosae; Pinaceae)
Confirms Paraphyly in Pinus ponderosa, and Places Pinus jeffreyi with the California
Big Cone Pines

Cool & Useful Journal Posts:
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/annkatrinrose/60231-milestones-and-meta-data)

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