Kai-Philipp Schablewski Curator

Joined: Aug 19, 2014 Last Active: Jan 16, 2019


I am Kai Schablewski.

Since my childhood I am very interested in botany and always wanted to learn as much as possible about the planet's flora.

I've never committed myself to just one group of plants, but some groups are particularly intriguing. These are the plants with special survival strategies such as cacti, alpine plants, parasitic plants, mycoheterotrophic plants or bromeliads.

My main hobbys are plant identification and learning about plants and their evolution. I also help identifying plants on Flickr (https://www.flickr.com), where i have identified around 3000 plants so far.

I hope that iNaturalist becomes an increasingly important tool for science and nature conservation.
Nature conservation has never been more important than it is now on our hopelessly overpopulated earth (Sir David Attenborough on Overpopulation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRPmLWYbUqA).

I live in Marburg, Germany, where i have studied botany and i am looking for a a job. My biggest wish would be to work in a botanical garden.

As a curator on iNaturalist, my goals are in particular the identification of unusual species and the expansion of the database as well as the continuous correction.

Feel free to ask questions, i like to help.

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