Catalogue of Life Global Team

The Catalogue of Life Global Team (max 20 members) consists of active participants who contribute to the taxonomic and IT policy, and to the design of the work programme. Team members bring in expertise in the field of taxonomy, biodiversity informatics and/or as Global Species Database (GSD) or regional checklist custodians. The Team develops criteria for selecting global and regional taxonomic content, ensures the project’s liaison in the taxonomic and informatics communities, recommends a work programme to the Directors, monitors progress of work and deals with quality maintenance issues. It meets every 6 – 9 months, rotating between continents. Working Groups (max. 15 persons) may be set up by the CoL Global Team for special areas. Three working groups exist: Information Systems, Taxonomy, and Funding Groups. The working groups are led by a member of the CoL Global Team but may include co-opted non-members.

Global Team – Members

  • Michael Ruggiero (Chair), United States
  • Wouter Addink (Ex Officio), Netherlands
  • Nicolas Bailly, Philippines
  • Thierry Bourgoin, France
  • Mark Costello, New Zealand
  • Alastair Culham, United Kingdom
  • David Eades, United States
  • Li-Qiang Ji, China
  • Jeyaraney Kathirithamby, United Kingdom
  • Patricia Mergen, Belgium
  • Thomas Orrell, United States
  • Richard Pyle, United States
  • Heimo Rainer, Austria
  • David Remsen, United States
  • Yuri Roskov (Ex Officio), United States
  • Peter Schalk (Ex Officio), Netherlands
  • Leen Vandepitte, Belgium

Information Systems Group

  • David Remsen (Chair), United States
  • Wouter Addink, Netherlands
  • Dmitry Dmitriev, Netherlands
  • Markus Döring, Denmark
  • David Eades, United States
  • Bart Vanhoorne, Belgium
  • Li-Qiang Ji, China
  • Tim Robertson, Denmark
  • Franck Theeten, Belgium

Funding Group

  • Thierry Bourgoin, France
  • Vanderlei Canhos, Brazil
  • Guy Cochrane, United Kingdom
  • Stinger Guala, United States
  • Keping Ma, China
  • Patricia Mergen, Belgium
  • Tom Orrell, United States
  • David Remsen, United States
  • Michael Ruggiero, United States
  • Peter Schalk (Ex Officio), Netherlands 

Taxonomy Group

  • Nicolas Bailly (Chair), Philippines
  • Thierry Bourgoin, France
  • Paul Kirk, United Kingdom
  • Tom Orrell, United States
  • Yuri Roskov (Ex Officio), United States
  • Leen Vandepitte, Belgium
  • Aaike De Wever, Belgium