EOL Publications List

A collection of publications related to the Encyclopedia of Life project.


He, Y., Preece, J., Hammock, J., Butler, B., & Pauw, D. (2015, February). Understanding Data Providers in a Global Scientific Data Hub. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (pp. 215-218). ACM.

Kansa, E. C., Kansa, S. W., & Arbuckle, B. (2014). Publishing and pushing: Mixing models for communicating research data in archaeology. International Journal of Digital Curation, (1), 57-70.

Kautz, S., & Moreau, C. S. (2011). Creating Encyclopedia of Life's species pages for ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): What we have done and what remains to be done. Myrmecological News, 14, 69-72.

Pafilis, E., Frankild, S. P., Schnetzer, J., Fanini, L., Faulwetter, S., Pavloudi, C., ... & Jensen, L. J. (2015). ENVIRONMENTS and EOL: identification of Environment Ontology terms in text and the annotation of the Encyclopedia of Life. Bioinformatics, 31 (11), 1872-1874.

Parr, C. S., & McClain, C. R. (2014). EOL-BHL-NESCent Research Sprint Report  (No. e503v1). PeerJ PrePrints.

Parr, C. S., Wilson, N., Schulz, K., Leary, P., Hammock, J., Rice, J., & Corrigan Jr, R. J. (2014). TraitBank: Practical semantics for organism attribute data. Semantic Web–Interoperability, Usability, Appl an IOS Press J, 650-1860.

Poelen, J. H., Simons, J. D., & Mungall, C. J. (2014). Global biotic interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets.Ecological Informatics, 24, 148-159.

Thessen, A. E., & Parr, C. S. (2014). Knowledge extraction and semantic annotation of text from the encyclopedia of life. PloS one, (3).

EOL and Research

Angeli NF, Otegui J, Wood M, Gomez-Ruiz EP. (2014) A process to support species conservation planning and climate change readiness in protected areas. PeerJ PrePrints 2:e492v2

Banbury, B. L., & O'Meara, B. C. (2014). Reol: R interface to the Encyclopedia of Life. Ecology and Evolution, (12), 2577-2583.

Caldwell, I. R., & Hart, E. M. (2014). Using Encyclopedia of Life’s TraitBank to identify plant traits associated with vulnerability (No. e491v1). PeerJ PrePrints.

Ferrer-Paris, J. R., Sánchez-Mercado, A. Y., Lozano, C., Zambrano, L., Soto, J., Baettig, J., & Ortega, P. 2013 Rubenstein Research Fellows. Papilionoidea of the World: Evaluation and validation of EOL, BHL and GBIF data for Papilionidae, Pieridae and Riodinidae.

Luecking, R., Schulz, K., Crespo, A., Nash, T. H., & Lumbsch, H. T. (2011). The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) as a scientific resource and outreach medium applied to the lichen family Parmeliaceae (Ascomycota: Lecanorales). The Lichenologist, 43 (06), 503-510.

Quintero, E., Thessen, A. E., Arias-Caballero, P., & Ayala-Orozco, B. (2014). A statistical assessment of population trends for data deficient Mexican amphibians. PeerJ, 2, e703.

Wright, M. C. M., & Seltmann, M. K. C. (2014). Usage patterns of blue flower color representation by Encyclopedia of Life content providers. Biodiversity data journal, (2).

Citizen Science

Ahn, J. W., Hammock, J., Parr, C., Preece, J., Shneiderman, B., Schulz, K., ... & He, Y. (2012, December). Visually exploring social participation in Encyclopedia of Life. In Social Informatics (Social Informatics), 2012 International Conference on (pp. 149-156). IEEE.

Rotman, D., Preece, J., Hammock, J., Procita, K., Hansen, D., Parr, C., ... & Jacobs, D. (2012, February). Dynamic changes in motivation in collaborative citizen-science projects. In Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (pp. 217-226). ACM.

Rotman, D., Procita, K., Hansen, D., Sims Parr, C., & Preece, J. (2012). Supporting content curation communities: The case of the Encyclopedia of Life. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63 (6), 1092-1107.


Studer, M. Learning While Building an International Encyclopedia of Life in Ulbrich, K., Settele, J., & Benedict, F. F. (2010). Biodiversity in Education for Sustainable Development–Reflection on School-Research Cooperation (pp.69-74). Sofia: Pensoft Publishers.


Blaustein, R. (2009). The encyclopedia of life: describing species, unifying biology. BioScience, 59(7), 551-556.

Hanken, J. (2010). The Encyclopedia of Life. Systema Naturae 250-The Linnaean Ark, 127.

Parr, C. S., Wilson, M. N., Leary, M. P., Schulz, K. S., Lans, M. K., Walley, M. L., ... & Corrigan Jr, M. R. J. (2014). The encyclopedia of life v2: providing global access to knowledge about life on earth. Biodiversity data journal, (2).

Wilson, E. O. (2003). The encyclopedia of life. Trends in Ecology & Evolution,18 (2), 77-80.