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 Rolesort icon
Kristine White Graduate student University of Southern Mississippi Marine invertebrates Marine invertebrates
Hsiu-Chin Lin Post-doc Marine invertebrates Crustacea Decapoda
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
Chris Meyer Research Zoologist, Curator Smithsonian Institution Marine invertebrates Mollusks Project Director
Craig Moritz Professor University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial vertebrates General Team leader
Matteo Garbelotto Adjunct Assistant Professor University of California, Berkeley Fungi General Team leader
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
Todd Osmundson Post-doc researcher University of California, Berkeley Fungi Rhizopogon spp Team member
Brad Balukjian Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates Heteroptera 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
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
Lydiane Mattio Researcher IRD New Caledonia Algae Chlorophyta, Rhodophyta, Phaeophyceae Team member
Joel Nitta Graduate student University of Tokyo, Japan Plants Ferns 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
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
Rava Taputuarai Private Consultant Plants Magnoliophyta / Angiospermae (flowering plants) Team member
Benoit Espiau Technician CRIOBE Marine vertebrates Marine vertebrates Team member
Curtis Ewing Post-doc researcher University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates Coleoptera Team member
Elaine Fok Undergraduate student University of California, Berkeley Plants Bryophytes 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
Les Watling Researcher Marine invertebrates peracarids Team member