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Contribution Summary for Dan Molter (shroomydan)
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Joined Mushroom Observer: 2008-06-07 14:35:58 -0400
Primary Location: Utah, USA
Mailing Address for Collections: Dan Molter, Department of Philosophy, University of Utah, 215 South Central Campus Drive, Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building, 4th Floor Salt Lake City, UT 84112

I’m a graduate student of philosophy at the University of Utah. A fascination with mushroom identification and taxonomy first prompted me to question “What is a Species?”.

In 2011 I wrote a master’s thesis on that question at Ohio University.

http://etd.ohiolink.edu/view.cgi?acc_num=ohiou1307386681

Last year I began work on my PhD at the U. My primary area of interest centers on philosophy of biological taxonomy, the species problem, phylogenetic inference, and the extension and boundaries of biological individuals.

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Name Descriptions Authored 0 * 100 = 0
Name Descriptions Edited 1 * 10 = 10
Names Created 76 * 10 = 760
Names Edited 5 * 10 = 50
Location Descriptions Authored 1 * 50 = 50
Location Descriptions Edited 0 * 5 = 0
Locations Created 52 * 10 = 520
Locations Edited 3 * 5 = 15
Images 7140 * 10 = 71400
Species Lists 0 * 5 = 0
Species List Entries 0 * 1 = 0
Observations 3388 * 1 = 3388
Comments 1262 * 1 = 1262
Proposed IDs 3648 * 1 = 3648
Votes 4783 * 1 = 4783

Total = 85886

Life List: 650 species in 297 genera
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