Eric Peterson

Calicioid lichen specialist.

About me

Conservation data specialist with Ph.D. in Plant Ecology and expertise in lichens - particularly the calicioid group (pin lichens). I intend to contribute descriptions and photos for calicioid lichens.

My info

Full name
Eric Peterson
I am
a professional scientist
Curator level
Full Curator


117 objects curated
40 taxa curated
31 images set as exemplar
0 articles selected for Overview
6 preferred classifications selected

8 common names added
0 common names removed
0 common names curated

4 taxa commented
15 comments submitted
0 articles added
0 data records added
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Curator qualifications


At present, my paid work is as a restoration data specialist for a river restoration program, however I am also a research associate with the California Academy of Sciences and am highly involved with the California Lichen Society ( where I lead the Conservation Committee.  My primary taxonomic expertice is with calicioid lichens and fungi.


Curation scope
Calicioid lichens and associated fungi (historically the Caliciales), plus general lichens in western North America. I intend to contribute description data and photos for calicioid lichens/fungi. For other lichens, my contributions would most likely be limited to photographs only.