Thursday, January 7, 2010
The Tree of Life Web Project
Think the stuff we are discussing in class right now is kinda cool (I certainly do!)? Check out this amazing and ambitious project called The Tree of Life Web Project. It's a collection of information about biodiversity compiled collaboratively by hundreds of expert and amateur contributors. Its goal is to contain a page with pictures, text, and other information for every species and for each group of organisms, living or extinct. Connections between Tree of Life web pages follow phylogenetic branching patterns between groups of organisms, so visitors can browse the hierarchy of life and learn about phylogeny and evolution as well as the characteristics of individual groups.