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Plazi is a not-for-profit organization based in Bern, Switzerland and was founded on March 13th 2008. The bylaws are available in English and German

For information on the origin of the Plazi name see The Story of the Original Plazi

Members

Donat Agosti
Taxonomic literature, systematics and conservation
President Plazi
Director Plazi GmbH
Research Associate, Naturhistorisches Museum, Bern
Berne, Switzerland
e-mail


Klemens Böhm
Professor
Lehrstuhl für Systeme der Informationsverwaltung
Karlsruher Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe, GERMANY
boehm@kit edu e-mail


Terry Catapano
Lead developer of TaxonX XML schema and Taxpub Extension of the NLM/NCBI JATS DTD
Vice-President Plazi
Columbia University, New York, USA
e-mail


Hong Cui
Natural language processing, character modeling
Associate Professor, Information Technologies
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The University of Arizona
Tucson, USA
e-mail


Willi Egloff
Legal Issues
Director Plazi GmbH
Lawyer and Partner
Advocomplex, Bern, Switzerland
e-mail


Brian M. Fisher
Curator
Entomology
California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, CA, USA
e-mail


Rob Guralnick
Ecology, modeling
Associate Professor
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado, USA
email


Gregor Hagedorn
Director Biowikifarm
Head of Digital World
Museum für Naturkunde
Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Berlin, Germany
email


Hubert Höfer
Curator
Invertebrates
State Museum of Natural History
Karlsruhe , Germany
email


Norman F. Johnson
Professor
Museum of Biological Diversity
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, USA
email


Puneet Kishor
email


Christiana Klingenberg
Taxonomist, designer of the markup process and manual, Quality Control
Karlsruhe, Germany
e-mail


Daniel Mietchen
Wikipedian
Researcher at Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Jena, Germany
e-mail


Jeremy Miller
Taxonomist and bioinformatician
Workflow design
Naturalis, Leiden NL
e-mail


Robert A. Morris
Related projects: Filtered Push Project, Harvard University Herbaria, Harvard University
Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, UMASS-Boston
Boston, Mass., USA
e-mail


Rod Page
Professor
Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ, United Kingdom
email


David Patterson
Interests in a names-based cyberinfrastructure for the management of digital biodiversity data, the Global Names project, legal issues, and taxonomy
Emeritus Professor
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
e-mail


Lyubo Penev
Professor
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
Managing Director, Pensoft Ltd
Sofia, Bulgaria
e-mail


Rich Pyle
Associate Zoologist
Hawaii Biological Survey
Bernice Pauahi Biship Museum
Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA
e-mail


Guido Sautter
Developer of the GoldenGATE editor, SRS and Refbank
Karlsruhe, Germany
e-mail

Affiliations

Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)


Force11


Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Associate participant. February 15, 2015


Research Data Alliance