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
Elaine Fok Undergraduate student University of California, Berkeley Plants Bryophytes Team member
Jenna Moore Undergraduate Researcher Florida Museum of Natural History Marine invertebrates Team member
Benoit Espiau Technician CRIOBE Marine vertebrates Marine vertebrates Team member
Franck Lerouvreur Scientific Dives Manager Criobe Moorea (CNRS-EPHE) Marine vertebrates Marine vertebrates Team member
Jean-Louis Menou Researcher IRD New Caledonia Algae Chlorophyta, Rhodophyta, Phaeophyceae Team member
George Hecht Researcher Florida Museum of Natural History Marine invertebrates Ostracoda Team member
Lydiane Mattio Researcher IRD New Caledonia Algae Chlorophyta, Rhodophyta, Phaeophyceae Team member
Cory Pittman Researcher Marine invertebrates opisthobranchs/general mico-invertebrates Team member
Antoine de Ramon N'Yeurt Researcher IRD New Caledonia Algae Rhodophyta, Chlorophyta, Phaeophyceae Team member
Les Watling Researcher Marine invertebrates peracarids Team member
Maria Tonione Researcher Terrestrial vertebrates Squamata Team member
Viacheslav Ivanenko Researcher Moscow State University Marine invertebrates Copepods (Crustacea) Team member
Hanna Stewart Researcher Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Marine invertebrates Marine invertebrates Team member
Chris Meyer Research Zoologist, Curator Smithsonian Institution Marine invertebrates Mollusks Project Director
Jon Norenburg Research Zoologist and Curator of Nemertea Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Marine invertebrates Team member
Jean-Yves Meyer Research Officer Government of French Polynesia Research Department Plants General Co-team leader
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
Sarah Bergemann Professor Middle Tennessee St University Fungi Rhizopogon spp Team member
Rava Taputuarai Private Consultant Plants Magnoliophyta / Angiospermae (flowering plants) Team member
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
Hsiu-Chin Lin Post-doc Marine invertebrates Crustacea Decapoda
Erwan Delrieu-Trottin PhD Student Marine vertebrates Marine vertebrates Team member
Brad Balukjian Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates Heteroptera Team member