Digitization Team

The COMPADRE/COMADRE digitization team (the COMPADRINOs) are organized among several nodes. Each node’s team is responsible for digitizing data for a particular subset of publications, which are then centrally merged to main databases ready for release to the public. In addition to digitizing, the team conducts a series of error checks and supplements the published data with additional information where necessary. Wherever required, and where possible, the COMPADRINOs contact the original publication authors to obtain any missing information.

Organisation Chart


Alain Finn: Research Assistant; joined 2016 (Trinity College Dublin)
Christina Harden: B.S., Environmental & Sustainability Sciences; joined 2016 (Lincoln Park Zoo)
Danny Buss: Computing Development Officer, joined 2015 (University of Exeter)
Elisa Teichmann: B.Sc. Biology; joined 2015 (MPIDR)
Jakob Voigt: B.A. Social Sciences (B. Sc. Business Informatics starting in October 2016); joined 2014 (MPIDR)
Janek Meißner: B.Sc. Biology; joined 2015 (MPIDR)
Julia Wille: M.Sc. Demography; joined 2013 (MPIDR)
Kevin Healy: Postdoc. Variation in life-history traits in plants and animals; joined 2015 (Trinity College Dublin)
Philip Wilson: B.Sc. Zoology; joined 2016 (University of Exeter)
Sandra Schneider: M. Sc. Demography; joined 2014 (MPIDR)
Simon Rolph: PhD Ecology & Evolution (Sheffield); joined 2016
Veronika Sommer: M.Sc. Functional Plant Science; joined in 2014 (MPIDR)


Gesa Römer, Claudia Farack , Christoph Bein, Erik Brinks, Hendrik de Buhr, Gabriela Cosma, Alexander Hartmann, Anne Henning, Gabriel Hoppe, Christin Endert, Elizabeth McCuaig, Jens Runge, Tara Ruoff, Henry Tai, Bonnie Waring, Angela Zeh, Stefan Zeh.