The Indonesian Biodiversity Research Center was founded in collaboration between UCLA, Udayana University, Diponegoro University and the State University of Papua

Ambariyanto has a Ph.D. from University of Sydney, Australia. He is a Professor of Marine Biology and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science at Diponegoro University. He has a long standing interest in the ecology and evolution of giant clams (Tridacna).
  Paul Barber has a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA and director of the Program for Excellence in Education and Research in the Sciences (PEERS). He has a long-standing interest in the evolution and conservation of marine biodiversity in the Coral Triangle, and is the founder of The Diversity Project.  
  Allen Collins has a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from University of
California, Berkeley. He is a Zoologist in the National Systematics
Lab of NOAAÕs Fisheries Service and a curator of Cnidaria and
Hexactinellida for the Smithsonian Institution. He is particularly interested in the diversity of jellyfishes and sponges and is a researcher in the Cnidarian Tree of Life project and the Poriferan Tree of Life projects.
  Nancy Knowlton Nancy Knowltonhas a Ph.D. in Zoology from University of
California, Berkeley. A former Professor at the Scripps Institution of
Oceanography and Emeritus Senior Scientist from the Smithsonian
Tropical Research Institute, she is currently the Sant Chair of Marine
Science at theNational Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian
Institution. Specializing on corals and alpheid shrimp, Dr. Knowlton
is a worldwide leader in coral reef biodiversity and conservation
science and author of "Citizens of the Sea".
  Ngurah Mahardika Ngurah Mahardika has a Ph.D. in virology from Liebig University, Germany and a D.V.M from Udayana University, Bali. He is currently a Professor of Virology in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Udayana University. He is actively involved in research on bird flu in S.E. Asia.  
  Chris Meyer has a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from U.C. Berkeley. He is a Research Zoologist and Currator of Mollusca at the Smithsonian Institution. He leads the Morea Biocode Project and is active researcher in the field of marine biodiversity  
  Hamid Toha Hamid Toha has a MSc. in Biochemistry from Bandung Institute of Technology. He is a Lecturer at the State University of Papua (UNIPA). He has worked for several years with Conservation International on increasing science capcity in West Papua Indonesia, and recently established a genetics lab at UNIPA.  

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