Thomas Koffel Curator

Joined: Sep 03, 2016 Last Active: Jun 15, 2021 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since November 2019

I am a theoretical ecologist and postdoctoral associate in the Plant Biology department at the Michigan State University. I develop mathematical models to understand how plants adapt to their environment and modify it in return.

I try to have broad interests in natural history, from an initial passion for plants and birds to a more recent enthusiasm for fungi and invertebrates of all kinds (butterflies, dragonflies, true bugs, bees and wasps…).


Here is a (random) list of links that I like to have at hand:

1) Observations in a 850 miles radius around Lawrence, KS:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?lat=38.973150&lng=-95.238250&order_by=observed_on&place_id=any&radius=850&subview=grid

2) Observations seen in the Midwest:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=3,13,20,24,25,28,29,31,32,35,38,44&subview=grid

3) All the plants with a coefficient of conservatism greater than 3 in Douglas county, KS:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=1886&project_id=81970,81969,81968,81971,81972,81973,81976&verifiable=any

4) Species seen in Douglas county, KS, that I have yet to see:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?hrank=species&lrank=infrahybrid&place_id=1886&subview=table&unobserved_by_user_id=tkoffel&view=species

5) Vertebrates seen in Douglas county, KS that are not on my county list:
https://tinyurl.com/y4b8ag2t

6) "Unknown" observations that need ID in a 850 miles radius around Lawrence, KS:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?iconic_taxa=unknown&lat=38.973150&lng=-95.238250&radius=850

7) Find all the observations of galls (in the "Galls of North America" project) that have a given genus or species as a host (rosa here, with plantID 53438):
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&project_id=galls-of-north-america&field:Host%20Plant%20ID=53438

8) iNat's frequently used responses:
https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/responses

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