Marty Purdy

Joined: Apr 23, 2018 Last Active: Dec 5, 2023 iNaturalist

He/His. Botanist with New Mexico Forestry Division (Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department) and relatively recent immigrant to Albuquerque (NM) still learning the flora out here!

I have a particular fondness for alpine plants, and some of the groups I commonly encountered above tree line in California's eastern Sierra Nevada: Draba, Potentilla, Ivesia, Oxytropis, and others. My recently defended (2022) MS thesis was a specimen-based inventory of the plants of Coyote Ridge and Flat, Inyo Co., CA:

MS in Botany (2022) - California Botanic Garden / Claremont Graduate University (
BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & BA in Environmental Studies (2013) - UC Santa Cruz.

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