Barb Banbury

Still developing

About me

I am an evolutionary biologist interested in patterns of diversification and trait evolution. I received my PhD in 2010 from Washington State University and since then have been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tennessee.

As a 2013 EOL Rubenstein Fellow, I will be working on a new software package (Reol) that interfaces the Encyclopedia of Life with the R environment.  Reol will download information from EOL via their application program interface (API). Text from these pages is scraped for content and amassed into a large dataset.  This information will be made available to the public and could be easily used in the classroom. In addition, researchers will be able to use the package to download and manipulate data about their own taxonomic groups. 

See our blog here:
Or download our latest version on CRAN here:

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Full name
Barb Banbury
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a professional scientist