• Moorea Biocode

Research duration
Lead institutions
University of California Berkeley
Smithsonian Institution
Research Department of French Polynesia
University of Florida
Bishop Museum
Moorea biocode

The Moorea Biocode Project built the first comprehensive inventory of all non-microbial life in a complex tropical ecosystem.  Supported by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Moorea Biocode Project sent researchers climbing up jagged peaks, trekking through lush forests and diving down to coral reefs to sample the French Polynesian island's animal and plant life. The resulting database is publicly available as a resource for ecologists and evolutionary biologists around the world.