J. Albert C. Uy, Ph.D.
Al (middle) with Shorty (left) and Lonsdale (right) trapping a bird in a mist net.

Al Uy is the Aresty Chair in Tropical Ecology at the Department of Biology, University of Miami. He has worked in the Solomon Islands since 2006. His work, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and National Geographic Society, attempts to uncover the ecological and genetic factors that create biodiversity in island birds. Prior to working in the Solomon Islands, Al also conducted research in New Guinea, Indonesia, Australia, Panama, Costa Rica and Ecuador.

Floria Mora-Kepfer Uy, Ph.D.
Working primarily in the Neotropics, Floria Mora-Kepfer Uy is a Research Assistant Professor who explores how social animals process information from group interactions and their environment to make decisions that enhance their survival and reproductive success. More recently, she is also exploring the population genetics of social insects across isolated islands, and characterizing insect biodiversity throughout the Solomons.