Patrick Coin

About me

I'm an amateur entomologist and botanist, fairly well-versed in the flora and fauna of eastern North America. I've been active as an editor on bugguide.net since 2004. More of my photos:
-Flickr (EOL submissions)
-BugGuide

My info

Full name
Patrick Coin
Username
Cotinis
I am
an enthusiast, an educator, a citizen scientist
Curator level
Full Curator

Activity

272 objects curated
69 taxa curated
29 images set as exemplar
0 articles selected for Overview
1 preferred classification selected

4 common names added
0 common names removed
0 common names curated

154 taxa commented
246 comments submitted
15 articles added
0 data records added

Curator qualifications

Credentials
I am an experienced amateur zoologist and botanist in my area (eastern North America), with some experience in other areas. Have been a "contributing editor" on bugguide.net since 2004 and have picked up a lot of experience there--contributed about 2,700 photographs and created about 1,800 guide pages (taxon accounts or glossary entries, see http://bugguide.net/user/view/15 ). Have also contributed photographs to Eaton and Kaufman's Insect Guide, Art Evans' upcoming guide to eastern beetles (and his earlier insect guide), and NWF North American wildflower guide. I happen to have a PhD in toxicology, though no formal training in taxonomy, however plenty of work in biochemistry, genetics, and physiology.
Curation scope
Fauna (especially invertebrate) and flora of eastern North America