Henrik Kibak

Joined: Jul 14, 2014 Last Active: Aug 09, 2022 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since November 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 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.
This weeks Assigned Reading :-) REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY OF POINTLEAF MANZANITA (ARCTOSTAPHYLOS PUNGENS) AND THE POLLINATOR-NECTAR ROBBER SPECTRUM

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My tools:
Monterey County Wildflowers
Oregon Flora
Script for displaying non-wild species with high quality identifications Thanks pisum!
California Flora w/Keybase
US https://wildflowersearch.org/
San Diego Plant Atlas
Rupert Clayton's California Themidaceae Guide
Watanabe's SeaNet
Tracking https://dirttime.ws/DirtTime/Notebook/
Arthropods
Every observation I have ever interacted with

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