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.

Namesort icon Position Institution Taxonomy Team Taxonomy Team Role
Willow Jorgensen Graduate student University of Hawaii Marine invertebrates Team member
Viacheslav Ivanenko Researcher Moscow State University Marine invertebrates Copepods (Crustacea) Team member
Todd Osmundson Post-doc researcher University of California, Berkeley Fungi Rhizopogon spp Team member
Serge Planes Professor CNRS-EPHE: CRIOBE Marine vertebrates Marine vertebrates Team leader
Seabird McKeon Graduate Student University of Florida Marine invertebrates Team member
Scott Fay Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley Marine invertebrates General Team member
Sarah Bergemann Professor Middle Tennessee St University Fungi Rhizopogon spp Team member
Richard Hochberg Assistant Professor University of Massachusetts Lowell Marine invertebrates Marine invertebrates Team member
Rava Taputuarai Private Consultant Plants Magnoliophyta / Angiospermae (flowering plants) Team member
Peter Oboyski Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates Lepidoptera Team member
Menelaos Stavrinides Graduate student University of California Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates Team member
Matthew Fujita Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial vertebrates Gekkonidae Team member
Matteo Garbelotto Adjunct Assistant Professor University of California, Berkeley Fungi General Team leader
Maria Tonione Researcher Terrestrial vertebrates Squamata Team member
Margarita Hadjistylli Graduate student University of California Berkeley Terrestrial invertebrates Team member
Lydiane Mattio Researcher IRD New Caledonia Algae Chlorophyta, Rhodophyta, Phaeophyceae Team member
Lydia Smith Graduate student University of California, Berkeley Fungi Team member
Les Watling Researcher Marine invertebrates peracarids Team member
Kristine White Graduate student University of Southern Mississippi Marine invertebrates Marine invertebrates
Jon Norenburg Research Zoologist and Curator of Nemertea Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Marine invertebrates Team member
Johnathan Geller Professor Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Marine invertebrates Zooplankton, Endolithic Organisms Team member
Joel Nitta Graduate student University of Tokyo, Japan Plants Ferns Team member
Jennifer Immamura Graduate Student University of California, Berkeley Terrestrial vertebrates Hymenopetera Team member
Jenna Moore Undergraduate Researcher Florida Museum of Natural History Marine invertebrates Team member
Jean-Yves Meyer Research Officer Government of French Polynesia Research Department Plants General Co-team leader
Jean-Louis Menou Researcher IRD New Caledonia Algae Chlorophyta, Rhodophyta, Phaeophyceae Team member
Jada White Graduate Student University of Florida Marine vertebrates Team member
Hsiu-Chin Lin Post-doc Marine invertebrates Crustacea Decapoda
Hanna Stewart Researcher Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada Marine invertebrates Marine invertebrates Team member
Gustav Paulay Professor University of Florida Marine invertebrates General Team leader