Meet the Team

Meet the Team

The Encyclopedia of Life is a global effort to gather and share knowledge about life on Earth. Meet the people who make it possible.

Secretariat 

The EOL Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day operational management, coordination, and planning of EOL and its working groups. The leader of the EOL Secretariat is the EOL Director of Operations, who reports to the EOL Executive Chair. The EOL Secretariat includes administrative, financial, and communications staff.

Bob Corrigan
Director of Operations
Smithsonian Institution
bcorrigan AT eol.org 

Working Groups

Working groups are responsible for the day-to-day management and delivery of EOL component efforts.

Biodiversity Informatics Working Group

Nathan Wilson
Director
Marine Biological Laboratory
nwilson AT eol.org

Learning & Education Working Group

Marie Studer
Director
Harvard University
mstuder AT eol.org

Scanning & Digitization Working Group

Martin Kalfatovic
Director
Biodiversity Heritage Library
mkalfatovic AT eol.org

Content Working Group 

Cynthia Parr
EOL Chief Scientist and Director
Smithsonian Institution
cparr AT eol.org

Executive Committee 

The EOL Executive Committee operates as EOL’s board of directors, focusing on the long-term sustainability and success of the EOL. Members provide governance and decision-making at the policy level. Committee members are senior figures from the cornerstone institutions, regional, national and thematic EOLs, and other major financial or in-kind partners. 

Graham Higley (EOL Executive Chair)
London, UK

Jesse H. Ausubel (Observer)
Science Advisor 
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
New York, NY, USA
Director, Program for the Human Environment
Rockefeller University
New York, NY, USA

Jonathan Coddington
Associate Director for Science
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC USA

Joanne Daly
Strategic Advisor
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Dickson, Australia

Nancy E. Gwinn
Chair
Biodiversity Heritage Library Steering Committee
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC USA

James Hanken  
Director
Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA, USA

Donald Hobern (Chairman, EOL Council)
Executive Secretary

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Peter Wyse Jackson
President
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, MO, USA

Li-Qiang Ji
Professor
Institute of Zoology
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China

Joan Ruderman
President and Director
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, MA, USA


Cristián Samper
President and CEO

Wildlife Conservation Society
New York, NY, USA

José Sarukhán
National Coordinator
The National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO)
Mexico City, Mexico

Ismail Serageldin
Director
Library of Alexandria
Alexandria, Egypt

For more information about the governance of EOL, please click here.

Curators

EOL curators work as a team to increase the overall quality and quantity of content on the EOL site. Learn more about the community of EOL Curators.

Technology Providers

EOL works with many technology providers to tackle major challenges associated with creating and supporting EOL infrastructure. Learn more about EOL technology providers.

Interns

Interns play an important role in EOL's success. The individuals listed below have served as valuable members of our team. 

Samantha Schipani
Intern, Secretariat
Smithsonian Institution


Caroline Kryder
Intern, Secretariat
Smithsonian Institution 


James Anderson
Intern, Secretariat
Smithsonian Institution


Scott Bradley
Intern, Biodiversity Synthesis
Field Museum of Natural History


Tyler Calway
Intern, Biodiversity Synthesis
Field Museum of Natural History


Marty Christiansen
Intern, Learning & Education
Harvard University


Charlotte Collins
Intern, Biodiversity Synthesis
Field Museum of Natural History


Kathryn Harney
Intern, Biodiversity Synthesis
Field Museum of Natural History


Kelsey Heiter
Intern, Secretariat
Smithsonian Institution


Krista Larson
Intern, Biodiversity Synthesis
Field Museum of Natural History


Nicholas Lilly
Intern, Biodiversity Synthesis
Field Museum of Natural History


Holly Lutz
Intern, Biodiversity Synthesis
Field Museum of Natural History


Kathleen Lyons
Intern, Biodiversity Synthesis
Field Museum of Natural History


Pratima Maiti
Intern, Biodiversity Synthesis
Field Museum of Natural History


Christopher O'Brien
Intern, Biodiversity Synthesis
Field Museum of Natural History

Thomas O'Connell
Intern, Secretariat & Species Pages Group
Smithsonian Institution

Sara Parilo
Intern, Biodiversity Synthesis
Field Museum of Natural History


Timothy Sauer
Intern, Biodiversity Synthesis
Field Museum of Natural History


Rebecca Taylor
Intern, Learning + Education
Harvard University


Marianna Tzeka
Intern, Biodiversity Synthesis
Field Museum of Natural History


Noah Weisz
Intern, Learning + Education
Harvard University