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 Teamsort icon Taxonomy Team Role
Craig Moritz Professor University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial vertebrates General Team leader
Jennifer Immamura Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial vertebrates Hymenopetera Team member
Maria Tonione Researcher Terrestrial vertebrates Squamata Team member
Matthew Fujita Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial vertebrates Gekkonidae 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
George Roderick Professor University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates General Team leader
Curtis Ewing Post-doc researcher University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates Coleoptera Team member
April Yang Graduate student University of California Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates Terrestrial 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
Brent Mishler Professor University of California, Berkeley Plants General Co-team leader
Jean-Yves Meyer Research Officer Government of French Polynesia Research Department Plants General Co-team leader
Joel Nitta Graduate student University of Tokyo, Japan Plants Ferns Team member
Rava Taputuarai Private Consultant Plants Magnoliophyta / Angiospermae (flowering plants) Team member
Elaine Fok Undergraduate student University of California, Berkeley Plants Bryophytes Team member
Benjamin Carter Graduate student University of California, Berkeley Plants Bryophytes Team member
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
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