Encyclopedia of Life content partners:

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Catalogue of Life

Catalogue of Life

The Catalogue of Life Partnership (CoLP) is an informal partnership dedicated to creating an index of the world’s organisms, called the Catalogue of Life (CoL). The CoL provides different forms of access to an integrated, quality, maintained, comprehensive consensus species checklist and taxonomic hierarchy, presently covering more than one million species, and intended to cover all know species in the near future. They contain substantial contributions of taxonomic expertise from more than fifty organizations around the world, integrated into a single work by the ongoing work of the CoLP partners. The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) currently uses CoLP as its taxonomic backbone.

Download the Catalogue of Life agreement (pdf).


Tree of Life

Tree of Life

The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history.


Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is the world's premiere source for information on biological specimen and observational data, providing on-line access to more than 135 million data records from around the world. GBIF is providing range maps for the EOL species pages.

Download the Global Biodiversity Information Facility agreement (pdf).


International Union for Conservation of Nature

International Union for Conservation of Nature

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. IUCN supports scientific research; manages field projects all over the world; and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice. EOL partnered with the IUCN to indicate status of each species according to the Red List of Threatened Species.


FishBase

FishBase

FishBase is a global information system with all you ever wanted to know about fishes. FishBase is a relational database with information to cater to different professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists and many more. The FishBase website contains data on practically every fish species known to science. The project was developed at the WorldFish Center in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and many other partners, and with support from the European Commission. FishBase is serving information on more than 30,000 fish species through EOL.

Download the FishBase agreement (pdf).


AmphibiaWeb

AmphibiaWeb

AmphibiaWeb is an online system enabling anyone with a Web browser to search and retrieve information relating to amphibian biology and conservation. This site was inspired by the global declines of amphibians, the study of which has been hindered by the lack of multidisplinary studies and a lack of coordination in monitoring, in field studies, and in lab studies. One of its major goals is to encourage a shared vision for the study of global amphibian declines and the conservation of remaining amphibians.

Download the AmphibiaWeb agreement (pdf).


Solanaceae Source

Solanaceae Source

Solanaceae Source aims to produce a worldwide taxonomic monograph of all species in the plant genus Solanum. The National Science Foundation funds the project as part of the Planetary Biodiversty Inventories mission.


Animal Diversity Web

Animal Diversity Web

Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is a project of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. It is a large searchable encyclopedia of the natural history of animals. ADW facilitates inquiry-driven learning with a database rich enough that students can discover for themselves basic concepts in ecology and conservation biology. ADW has partnered with the EOL to share its text, much of which has been created by undergraduates across North America. It will also share its multimedia as licensing allows.

Download the Animal Diversity Web agreement (pdf).


EOL Flickr

EOL Flickr

This group was started to allow anyone to provide images for the Encyclopedia of Life web site. Images and scientific illustrations of organisms or their signs (tracks, nests, etc.) are welcome. Videos are welcome too.


Mushroom Observer

The purpose of this site is to record observations about mushrooms, help people identify mushrooms, and expand the community around the scientific exploration of mushrooms (mycology).