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 Positionsort icon Institution Taxonomy Team Taxonomy Team Role
Matteo Garbelotto Adjunct Assistant Professor University of California, Berkeley Fungi General Team leader
Richard Hochberg Assistant Professor University of Massachusetts Lowell Marine invertebrates Marine invertebrates Team member
Brad Balukjian Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates Heteroptera Team member
Peter Oboyski Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates Lepidoptera Team member
Scott Fay Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley Marine invertebrates General Team member
Joel Nitta Graduate student University of Tokyo, Japan Plants Ferns Team member
Jada White Graduate Student University of Florida Marine vertebrates Team member
Jennifer Immamura Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial vertebrates Hymenopetera Team member
Matthew Fujita Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial vertebrates Gekkonidae Team member
Seabird McKeon Graduate Student University of Florida Marine invertebrates Team member
Benjamin Carter Graduate student University of California, Berkeley Plants Bryophytes Team member
Lydia Smith Graduate student University of California, Berkeley Fungi Team member
Kristine White Graduate student University of Southern Mississippi Marine invertebrates Marine invertebrates
April Yang Graduate student University of California Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates Terrestrial 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
Menelaos Stavrinides Graduate student University of California Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates Team member
Margarita Hadjistylli Graduate student University of California Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates Team member
Erwan Delrieu-Trottin PhD Student Marine vertebrates Marine vertebrates Team member
Hsiu-Chin Lin Post-doc Marine invertebrates Crustacea Decapoda
Todd Osmundson Post-doc researcher University of California, Berkeley Fungi Rhizopogon spp Team member
Curtis Ewing Post-doc researcher University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates Coleoptera Team member
Rava Taputuarai Private Consultant Plants Magnoliophyta / Angiospermae (flowering plants) Team member
Craig Moritz Professor University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial vertebrates General Team leader
Brent Mishler Professor University of California, Berkeley Plants General Co-team leader
Johnathan Geller Professor Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Marine invertebrates Zooplankton, Endolithic Organisms Team member
Gustav Paulay Professor University of Florida Marine invertebrates General Team leader
George Roderick Professor University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates General Team leader
Claude Payri Professor IRD New Caledonia Algae General Team leader
Serge Planes Professor CNRS-EPHE: CRIOBE Marine vertebrates Marine vertebrates Team leader