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


113 objects curated
38 taxa curated
28 images set as exemplar
0 articles selected for Overview
0 preferred classifications selected

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

3 taxa commented
11 comments submitted
0 articles added
0 data records added

Curator qualifications


At present, my paid work is as a restoration data specialist for a river restoration program, however I am highly involved with the California Lichen Society ( where I lead the Conservation Committee.  I am regularly sought out for my expertice on calicioid lichens and as evidence of my expertice, please note your record for Stenocybe fragmenta which I described (your record includes a photo of the specmen I chose as the holotype).


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.