William Michener



E Science Initiatives

Contact Information

  • 1312 Baseheart Dr SE
  • (505) 277-2769


Curriculum Vitae


William Michener is Professor and Director of e-Science Initiatives at the University of New Mexico's College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences.   He serves as Project Director for New Mexico's National Science Foundation and Department of Energy EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) Programs.

Dr. Michener is involved in research related to creating information technologies supporting data-intensive science, 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 the information, ecological and marine sciences. He serves on several Boards of non-profit organizations and has extensive expertise in project management and meeting facilitation. He is Editor of Ecological Archives and Associate Editor for Ecological Informatics.

Selected Recent Publications

Michener, W.K. 2019. Ecological data archiving and sharing.  Pages 559-566 in Fath, B (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Ecology. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10575-5

Hardisty, A.R., W.K. Michener, et al. 2019. The Bari Manifesto: An interoperability framework for Essential Biodiversity Variables. Ecol. Informatics 49:22-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2018.11.003 

Gregory, K., S.J. Khalsa, W.K. Michener, F.E. Psomopoulos, A. de Waard, M. Wu. 2018. Eleven quick tips for finding research data. PLoS Comput Biol 14(4): e1006038. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006038

Recknagel, F. and W.K. Michener (eds.). 2017. Ecological Informatics. Data Management and Knowledge Discovery. Springer, Heidelberg.

Michener, W.K. 2016.  Advances in managing long term ecological research data. Ecol. Informatics 36:199-200.

Michener, W.K. 2015. Ten simple rules for creating a good data management plan. PLoS Comput Biol 11(10): e1004525. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004525.

Hampton, S.E., Anderson, S.S., Bagby, S.C., Gries, C., Han, X., Hart, E.M., Jones, M.B., Lenhardt, W.C., MacDonald, A., Michener, W.K., Mudge, J., Pourmokhtarian, A., Schildhauer, M., Woo, K.H., Zimmerman, N., 2015. The Tao of open science for ecology. Ecosphere 6:art120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00402.1.