Richard Hasegawa 策展人

加入於:6 月 7, 2019 最近活躍:9 月 21, 2023 iNaturalist

Birder, herper, life list angler, and all-around nature enthusiast. I’ve always been fascinated with animals, and since picking up birding as a kid, I’ve found more and more to learn about in the natural world.

I'm a recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, where I received my B.A. in Geography and Integrative Biology. My primary academic interests are in conservation ecology, biogeography, systematics, evolutionary ecology, and geomorphology.

In recent years, I've done work as a research assistant in an avian reproductive endocrinology lab, a conservation aviculturist at the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center for the masked bobwhite (Colinus virginianus ridgwayi) reintroduction program, a surveyor for Fish and Wildlife Service breeding bird surveys in east Texas and Oklahoma, a prairie-chicken lek surveyor for the Sutton Center, and a surveyor for the second Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas.

As a curator, I'm interested in revising the taxonomy of groups that have had numerous, complicated revisions that are improperly reflected by the iNaturalist taxonomy. I do my best to provide full documentation explaining the reason for any changes that I make, and I try to create flags for discussion before implementing large-scale changes. It's always possible that I've missed something in my review of taxonomic literature, so feel free to reach out via tag or message to let me know.

Curation projects that I'm currently working on include:

  • Revising Enterobacterales (Enterobacteriales) to reflect the restructuring of families and genera in Adeolu et al., 2016 and subsequent revisions
  • Merging obsolete synonyms in Ixodidae and updating taxon revisions.
  • Implementing viral binomial nomenclature in accordance with a recent decision by the ICTV and standardizing the formatting of 'freeform' viral names and viral abbreviations
  • Grafting genera in Curculionoidea to nest them within their currently accepted tribes and subfamilies
  • Grafting genera in Mycetophilidae and Keroplatidae to their accepted subfamilies and tribes

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