Harvard University Contributions to EOL
Last updated about 3 years ago
In this collection you will find examples of contributions to EOL by Harvard collections, museums, faculty and students. In addition, please view contributions to EOL by Harvard affiliates through EOL partners:
The Museum of Comparative Zoology's ten research collections, representing approximately 21 million living and fossil inveterate and vertebrate specimens, are continuously working to capture new and historical specimen records into MCZbase, a database of zoological collections which serves data and images through the EOL portal. To learn more about this effort and to search the database visit MCZbase.
Harvard University Botany Libraries
Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
These libraries are members of the Biodiversity Heritage Library Consortium (BHL), an effort to digitize literature and make it available through EOL.
Harvard Museum of Natural History Africa Hall Exhibit
The Harvard Museum of Natural History shares content from their Africa Hall exhibit through an EOL Education LifeDesk.
African Amphibians LifeDesk, Dr. Breda Zimkus, EOL Fellow
The goal of this project is to develop an authoritative, community-driven resource for information on African amphibians. This LifeDesk will feeds content directly into the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) and AmphibiaWeb.
Sipuncula LifeDesk, Dr. Gisele Y. Kawauchi, EOL Fellow
This project would like to make available scientific knowledge to an audience interested in this little-known marine invertebrate offering descriptions, images and links to relevant literature.
Salamanders of China LifeDesk, Yunke Wu
This project will provide detailed information on taxonomy, morphology, geographic distribution and life history of Chinese salamanders along with high-quality images. All content on the Taxon Page is shared with Salamanders of the Old World (http://science.naturalis.nl/salamanders) and will eventually also be shared with the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) and AmphibiaWeb.
OEB 54: Biology of Fungi
Taught by Anne Pringle and Donald Pfister
Students created species accounts through Mushroom Observer.
OEB 167: Herpetology, Spring 2008 and 2010
Taught by James Hanken and Jonothan Losos
Students created species accounts through AmphibiaWeb(2008) and EOL's Education LifeDesk (2010)
OEB 130: Patterns & Processes in Fish Diversity
Harvard students in OEB 130: Patterns & Processes in Fish Diversity each developed a taxon page to represent the fish species they selected. Professor: George V. Lauder Teaching Fellows (2010): Erin Blevins & Jeanette Lim.
EOL Field Guides
Using the EOL Field Guide tool, field guides with EOL content have been created based on Harvard projects and events: