James H. Thomas

Entrou: 19 de jul. de 2018 Última vez ativo: 13 de jul. de 2024 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since julho 2023

I have always been an avid naturalist and I am particularly interested in animal and plant adaptations. I grew up in the Northeast U.S. and started my interest mostly in the Adirondack region, but I have lived near Seattle since 1988. Professionally, I study molecular evolution and I am a Professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Genome Sciences. I am developing quantitative modeling of iNaturalist observations, some links below. I have also started a project "Serpentine Plants of the Western United States", which you are welcome to join and "trust" so that obscured coordinates are available to me (they will never be released publicly).

Endemic Plants Google docs (based on narrow geographic distribution of iNaturalist observations):
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rCRIsVkuQU_aOyVRRtO5D4-0xp0pBM-xgBRrZ-ZLNqY/edit?usp=sharing

Various Plant Distribution Analysis Google docs:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R2LGDEkno5rTjIMrTYxWnYSyrnvlCGrrr2jC0OmTOgQ/edit?usp=sharing

Observation heat map:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/map?user_id=1094975#5/38.583/-104.634

Simple identification guides for plants of special interest to me - minimal jargon:
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/jhorthos/68301-lomatium-cuspidatum-non-technical
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/jhorthos/68334-ivesia-tweedyi-non-technical
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/jhorthos/68339-eriogonum-pyrolifolium-non-technical

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