Skip to content. Skip to navigation

Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Bill Michener

Professor and Director of e-Science Initiatives University Libraries and DataONE, University of New Mexico

Bill Michener

Bill Michener is Project Director for Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE)—a large DataNet project supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is involved in research related to sustainability of cyberinfrastructure, development of federated data systems, and community engagement and education. He has a PhD in Biological Oceanography from the University of South Carolina and has published extensively in marine science, as well as the ecological and information sciences. During the past decade he has directed several large interdisciplinary research programs and cyberinfrastructure projects including the NSF Biocomplexity Program, the Development Program for the NSF-funded Long-Term Ecological Research Network, the New Mexico Department of Energy and NSF EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) Programs, and numerous cyberinfrastructure projects that focus on developing information technologies for the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. He serves as Associate Editor for the International Journal of Ecological Informatics and Editor of the Ecological Society of America’s Ecological Archives. He has a long-standing interest in supporting biological field stations and citizen science programs and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Organization for Tropical Studies.

Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

More about this...