Extraction: Tracing the Veins


June 29, 2020 to July 10, 2020
9:00am to 5:00pm
Virtual Presentation

Davies - Extraction Conference - program cover imageBIDS Senior Fellow and Gump South Pacific Research Station Directory, Neil Davies, was a featured speaker and panelist at the CODATA-CEDS MiniForum on Data Mining at the Extraction: Tracing the Veins virtual conference, hosted by the Wageningen University Centre for Space, Place and Society (CSPS) and the Massey University Political Ecology Research Centre (PERC).

The event featured globally renowned experts discussing biocultural data mining, the extractive and generative values of data, the legal and economic implications of text and data mining, data sovereignty, Indigenous data governance, digital communities, data issues in COVID, smart city design, privacy, and new ways to think about data sharing in the post-pandemic economy.

Watch these videos to learn more about Davies' work:

Contact: Political Ecology Research Centre (masseyperc@gmail.com)


Neil Davies

Executive Director, Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station

Neil Davies is Executive Director of UC Berkeley’s Gump South Pacific Research Station in Moorea, French Polynesia - the only coral reef site (MCR-LTER) in NSF’s Long Term Ecological Research network. Davies received his Ph.D. in evolutionary genetics from University College London and has conducted fieldwork across the Caribbean, Latin America, and Pacific Islands. He is an Associate Researcher at the Biodiversity Institute of Oxford University, and a member of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEOBON - Genetics Working Group). He serves on the boards of the Genomic Standards Consortium, the National Association of Marine Labs and the Tetiaroa Society.  

His research at BIDS focuses on sustainability science and how biodiversity genomics can contribute to a computational model of place - including the ‘datafication’ of whole social-ecological systems from genomes to society.  To that end, he is lead PI of the Moorea Biocode Project, chair of the Genomic Observatories Network, and co-founder of the Island Digital Ecosystem Avatars (IDEA) Consortium