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  • TraitBank Service Announcement

    The EOL team is pleased to announce that TraitBank content will be available through the EOL website after 2pm eastern time today.  Work to improve the back-end TraitBank services to support continued growth in data and usage is complete; supplemental se... more

    February 02, 2016 18:01

  • Calling songs of crickets and katydids

    Listen to calling songs of crickets and katydids from North America north of Mexico and from the Caribbean on EOL taxon pages. These sounds are from a large selection of the recordi... more

    January 13, 2016 18:59

  • Administrative Note

    EOL has been the unfortunate recipient today of a wave of unwelcomed comments from a purveyor of link spam.  Our administrators have been removing the offending comments, deactivating accounts, and adding new comment handling capabilities to help prevent... more

    January 03, 2016 02:12

  • Publications

    Visit EOL's new Publications page to browse a collection of publications related to the Encyclopedia of Life project. 

    December 22, 2015 19:33

  • WeDigBio - Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections

    WeDigBio, Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections, is an event that will engage participants in digitizing biodiversity research collections. Participants will collaboratively and interactively transcribe spe... more

    October 23, 2015 18:01

  • Open Tree of Life

    The Open Tree of Life project is an effort to assemble a dynamic online tree of all 1.8 million species and make it freely available. The first draft of the tree was recently... more

    October 05, 2015 16:26

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