Latest Encyclopedia of Life Stories
Public to play major role in mobilizing expanded range of data needed to preserve vital functions of life on Earth, conference concludes.
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL, www.eol.org) continues to expand at a record pace with the addition of new content and partners.
The changes to the publication requirements of new names for algae, fungi and plants accepted at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne in July 2011 initiated several important challenges to scientists, publishers and information specialists.
In the three years since the Encyclopedia of Life was first released online, the number of individual species of plants and animals listed has grown from 30,000 to an impressive 700,000.
In an unprecedented coming-out party, 100 newly discovered species are revealed to the world in a single scholarly paper coordinated by Field Museum scientists.
A free online collaborative encyclopedia which aims to document all of the 1.8 million living species known to science has hit 170,000 entries so far.
Scientists are compiling an Internet-based observatory of life on Earth as a guide to everything from the impact of climate change on wildlife to pests that can damage crops.
World Register of Marine Species inaugurated with first 122,500 validated names; over 56,000 aliases for ocean species identified
A new online Encyclopedia of Life debuted yesterday, but quickly crashed on its first day of operation after its servers were overwhelmed by the high numbers of visitors to the site.
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.