Growing up in a village in the foothills of the French Alps, Francis Roucher used to hunt the chamois. But on the day one of his shots went astray, Roucher was transformed from hunter to game manager, working to reverse the chamois’ decline.
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) today announces that Dr. Cynthia Sims Parr has been named as EOL’s Chief Scientist in support of its growing focus on acquiring data to support scientific research across the Tree of Life. Read the press release.
The next EOL Flickr contest is Beaks - Please compete with images of organisms with prominent beaks of all kinds. This is not limited to bird beaks but can be any beak-like structure on any kind of organism, including plants or fungi. Submissions will be open through Monday, February 25, 2013.
The TerraMar Project and the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) today announce a new collaboration to build awareness and understanding of biodiversity in the world's oceans. As part of their education initiative, The TerraMar Project is sharing EOL podcasts, educational materials and related species information as free, open access content through the TerraMar Project's education platform.
For more details about partnership, please visit http://eol.org/info/feb_12.
In this episode, we raise the blinds on an invisible world that’s all around us: the realm of bacteria. Don’t reach for the antibacterial gel just yet. Roberto Kolter of Harvard explains the relationship between one bacterium, Bacillus subtilis, and the majestic trees outside his office windows at Harvard Medical School. There’s a lot going on, down among the roots.