3rd Moorea IDEA Workshop

Moorea IDEA

Lecture

November 21, 2014
9:00am to 10:00am
Berkeley, CA

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Special sessions will include a 1­day workshop on Moorea Experimental Garden Array (MEGA) and Community Genomics on 21 November, supported in part by a grant from the Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology (BIGCB). A second session (working meeting) will take place on 8­10 December on the Moorea Social­Ecological System (MoSES), supported in part by a grant from the France­Berkeley Fund (Claudet and Davies).

Speaker(s)

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