Brad Balukjian

Brad Balukjian

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Position: 
Graduate Student
Keywords: 
biodiversity
education
outreach
population genetics
terrestrial biology

One common theme has run through all of my past jobs and education-islands. At Duke University, I designed my own major in island biogeography, and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in 2002. Shortly thereafter, I entered the workforce as an editor and writer for Islands Magazine, followed by a stint in public relations and marketing for the Tahiti Tourism Board. In the fall of 2006, I returned to science to pursue a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, with Dr. Rosie Gillespie. I spent the 2008-2009 academic year living on the island of Moorea collecting specimens for my doctoral research on the population genetics and systematics of a plant bug (Miridae) lineage in the Austral and Society Islands. While on Moorea, I also contributed directly to the Moorea Biocode project through my work in the local elementary school.

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University of California, Berkeley
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Eleonora Avagliano

Eleonora Avagliano

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Position: 
Research Officer
Keywords: 
climate change
education
energy
environmental science
sustainability

Eleonora holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Development Studies, both obtained at the University of Bologna, Italy. To date, Eleonora has worked for different international organisations, NGOs and private consultancy firms on environment and development. Among other things, she has also worked for UNDP on climate change and development, for the OECD's Environment Committee and for the European Commission on aid delivery modalities.

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Institution: 
University of California, Berkeley
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David Hembry

David Hembry

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Position: 
Graduate Student Fellow (NGS International Ecostations)
Keywords: 
evolution
terrestrial biology

I am a graduate student in Rosemary Gillespie and George Roderick's lab at the University of California, Berkeley.

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University of California, Berkeley
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Craig Moritz

Craig Moritz

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Position: 
Professor and Director, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
Keywords: 
biodiversity
population genetics

Craig Moritz has a long-standing interest in the use of molecular techniques to discover vertebrate diversity and understand the evolutionary processes that gave rise to it. In the past, he used a combination of morphology, chromosomes, allozymes and RFLP analyses to investigate the genetic diversity and colonization history of Pacific island gecko lizards, and also contributed to our current knowledge of conservation genetics of marine turtles throughout the region. He is now leading the Terrestrial Vertebrate component of the Moorea Biocode Project, where one aim is to scale up from single-locus (COI) barcoding to genome-scale analyses of invasion history.

Most relevant publications:

Dethmers, Kiki E. M., Damien Broderick, Craig Moritz, et al. (2006). "The genetic structure of Australasian green turtles (Chelonia mydas): Exploring the geographical scale of genetic exchange." Molecular Ecology 15(13): 3931-3946.

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University of California, Berkeley
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Erica Spotswood

Erica Spotswood

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Position: 
Graduate Student Fellow (NGS International Ecostations)
Keywords: 
biological invasions
ecology
terrestrial biology

Part of my dissertation research has involved trapping lots of birds on Moorea using mist nets. The Moorea Biocode project gave me a great opportunity to try to catch as many species as I could.

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Institution: 
University of California, Berkeley
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Julie Grandgirard

Julie Grandgirard

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Institution: 
University of California, Berkeley
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James Bartolome

James Bartolome

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Position: 
Professor
Keywords: 
ecology

Professor, Environmental Science Policy and Management, UC Berkeley

http://ecnr.berkeley.edu/facPage/dispFP.php?I=562

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University of California, Berkeley

Robert Tjian

Robert Tjian

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Position: 
Professor
Keywords: 
genetics

Howard Hughes Investigator and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

http://mcb.berkeley.edu/index.php?option=com_mcbfaculty&name=tjianr

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Institution: 
University of California, Berkeley

Sebastian Teunissen

Sebastian Teunissen

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Position: 
Adjunct Professor and Executive Director
Keywords: 
socioeconomic

http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/faculty/teunissen.html

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Institution: 
University of California, Berkeley
Course Category: 
undergraduate
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