Each major taxonomic group of the MBP is led by an expert who is responsible for assembling the team, coordinating field collections, taxonomic identification and curation of specimens.

Name Position Institution Taxonomy Team Taxonomy Team Role
Jean-Louis Menou Researcher IRD New Caledonia Algae Chlorophyta, Rhodophyta, Phaeophyceae Team member
Lydiane Mattio Researcher IRD New Caledonia Algae Chlorophyta, Rhodophyta, Phaeophyceae Team member
Claude Payri Professor IRD New Caledonia Algae General Team leader
Antoine de Ramon N'Yeurt Researcher IRD New Caledonia Algae Rhodophyta, Chlorophyta, Phaeophyceae Team member
Todd Osmundson Post-doc researcher University of California, Berkeley Fungi Rhizopogon spp Team member
Matteo Garbelotto Adjunct Assistant Professor University of California, Berkeley Fungi General Team leader
Sarah Bergemann Professor Middle Tennessee St University Fungi Rhizopogon spp Team member
Lydia Smith Graduate student University of California, Berkeley Fungi Team member
George Hecht Researcher Florida Museum of Natural History Marine invertebrates Ostracoda Team member
Scott Fay Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley Marine invertebrates General Team member
Johnathan Geller Professor Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Marine invertebrates Zooplankton, Endolithic Organisms Team member
Jenna Moore Undergraduate Researcher Florida Museum of Natural History Marine invertebrates Team member
Gustav Paulay Professor University of Florida Marine invertebrates General Team leader
Cory Pittman Researcher Marine invertebrates opisthobranchs/general mico-invertebrates Team member
Chris Meyer Research Zoologist, Curator Smithsonian Institution Marine invertebrates Mollusks Project Director
Les Watling Researcher Marine invertebrates peracarids Team member
Seabird McKeon Graduate Student University of Florida Marine invertebrates Team member
Viacheslav Ivanenko Researcher Moscow State University Marine invertebrates Copepods (Crustacea) Team member
Kristine White Graduate student University of Southern Mississippi Marine invertebrates Marine invertebrates
Richard Hochberg Assistant Professor University of Massachusetts Lowell Marine invertebrates Marine invertebrates Team member
Jon Norenburg Research Zoologist and Curator of Nemertea Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Marine invertebrates Team member
Willow Jorgensen Graduate student University of Hawaii Marine invertebrates Team member
Andrea Crowther Graduate student University of Kansas Marine invertebrates Team member
Hanna Stewart Researcher Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Marine invertebrates Marine invertebrates Team member
Hsiu-Chin Lin Post-doc Marine invertebrates Crustacea Decapoda
Serge Planes Professor CNRS-EPHE: CRIOBE Marine vertebrates Marine vertebrates Team leader
Benoit Espiau Technician CRIOBE Marine vertebrates Marine vertebrates Team member
Jada White Graduate Student University of Florida Marine vertebrates Team member
Franck Lerouvreur Scientific Dives Manager Criobe Moorea (CNRS-EPHE) Marine vertebrates Marine vertebrates Team member
Erwan Delrieu-Trottin PhD Student Marine vertebrates Marine vertebrates Team member