- Brian J. Enquist (University of Arizona)
- Richard Condit (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)
- Robert Peet (University of North Carolina)
- Brad Boyle (University of Arizona)
- Mark Schildhauer (NCEAS)
- Steven Dolins (Bradley University)
- Barbara M. Thiers (New York Botanical Garden)
Over 50 people have attended BIEN working group meetings. See BIEN-People2015-08 for a detailed listing of all BIEN participants.