C. Michael Hogan


About me

Theoretical physicist who has devoted his last three decades to biophysics and modeling of ecological systems. I would rather be exploring the inner reaches of the Namib Desert or the glaciers of Antarctica than sitting beside my computer, but, alas, i end up splitting my time 50/50 between the two.

My info

Full name
C. Michael Hogan
I am
a professional scientist
Curator level
Full Curator


3919 objects curated
3803 taxa curated
938 images set as exemplar
1328 articles selected for Overview
5639 preferred classifications selected

1435 common names added
41 common names removed
495 common names curated
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Curator qualifications

Prior faculty positions at the University of Santa Clara, University of California, Davis and San Jose State University. Served as Editor-in-chief, Encyclopedia of Earth, National Council for Science and the Environment; State of California Registered Environmental Assessor #0209; founding Board Director of the Association of Environmental Professionals; member of National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board; National Science Foundation Fellow; first Princeton University Scholar; President and Chief Technology Officer, Earth Metrics Inc. 1974-1992; President, Lumina Technologies 1993-present; Chairman of the Board, Peninsula Humane Society, San Mateo County, California 1984-85. Over 1200 peer reviewed articles and monographs published.
Curation scope
Areas of expertise: Wetlands of California; riverine habitats in western USA; ecology of the Great Basin, Mojave Desert; oak woodlands of California; ecology of fen-meadows of Western Europe; ecology of Kalahari and Namib Deserts; ecology of Patagonia, Chile; hydrological modeling of riverine systems; microclimate effects on plant metabolism.