At the Center of Research
in the Western Pacific


Research Overview:


Samples of the coral holobiont will be stored in the Guam EPSCoR-GEC Biorepository. Additional specimen, tissue, and imagery data curated, archived, and stored with data entered into a database that supports public access. A biorepository inventory system will allow researchers to access biological specimens to conduct research in the region. 


Goal: The Biorepository will create a world-class physical and cyber warehouse of Micronesian biodiversity at the University of Guam Marine Laboratory.

Core Objectives: 

  • Safe, reliable long-term storage facility that includes a database that is searchable and cross-referenced to a virtual library of specimen data; 

  • Stockpile biological material important to science; 

  • Leverage 'these' assets to increase local capacity for scientific research;  

For more information, contact Dr. Terry Donaldson at

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number OIA-1457769.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.