Kathleen Kesner-Reyes has a background in anthropology, but she has dedicated most of her professional life to working on marine biodiversity information systems.

After spending three years doing fieldwork for the Bolinao Marine Laboratory of the University of the Philippines’ Marine Science Institute, in 1995, she joined the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management as a research assistant for ReefBase — the electronic encyclopedia on coral reefs modelled after FishBase.

“It was there that l learned more about species databases and how compiling species data in a standardized format was important because it allowed different data to be combined…

The SeaLifeBase Blog

SeaLifeBase is a global database which follows the highly successful FishBase model, providing key biological traits for all non-fish marine organisms

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