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The Encyclopedia of Life Announces 2013 Rubenstein Research Fellowship Awards

Seven teams of biologists, information scientists and software developers to collaborate on Big Data research through EOL

Washington, D.C. - January 28, 2013 - The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 EOL Rubenstein Research Fellowship awards.  The seven awardees will lead research teams seeking to answer novel research questions not readily addressable without the extensive data resources served by EOL.  EOL Rubenstein Research Fellow awards are made possible by a generous gift to EOL by David M. Rubenstein through the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

The research generated by these projects will be published to Open Access journals as they are completed, and datasets will also be available through EOL. All new software tools created for the projects will be published to public repositories and have open source licenses.

For more details about this year's program, and a complete list of 2013 Rubenstein Research Fellows and their projects, please visit http://eol.org/info/485.

January 29, 2013 11:59

Congratulations to the Winner of EOL Flickr Contest #96: "Camouflage"

Congratulations to Katja Schulz, the winner of EOL Flickr Contest #96: Camouflage. Thanks to all participants for their great submissions.

The next EOL Flickr contest is Herbivores in Action - Please compete with your best organism images or videos from the last year.  Submissions will be open through Monday, February 4, 2013.

The Encyclopedia of Life Images Group on Flickr is a great way to contribute images to EOL. Have a look at the group home page for instructions, and post your questions to the group discussion.

January 29, 2013 05:35

Congratulations to the Winners of EOL Flickr Contest #95: "Best of 2012"

Congratulations to Drew Avery & gailhampshire, the winners of EOL Flickr Contest #95: Best of 2012. Thanks to all participants for their great submissions.

The next EOL Flickr contest is Camouflage - Please compete with your best organism images or videos from the last year.  Submissions will be open through Monday, January 21, 2013.

The Encyclopedia of Life Images Group on Flickr is a great way to contribute images to EOL. Have a look at the group home page for instructions, and post your questions to the group discussion.

January 15, 2013 04:42

New One Species at a Time Podcast - Black-tailed prairie dogs

Over the past century the grasslands of northern Mexico have been taken over by shrubby mesquite and turned to desert. Ecologist Gerardo Ceballos is on a mission to turn them back. Can he restore an entire prairie ecosystem? Ceballos hopes he can, with the help of an unlikely ally. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports from Chihuahua.

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To learn more about how to use EOL's One Species at a Time podcasts in the classroom and in broadcast media, please see our Podcast Guide for Educators or contact the EOL Learning & Education group.

January 09, 2013 20:07