[Taxacom] encylopedia of life
Thomas G. Lammers
lammers at uwosh.edu
Thu May 10 10:15:52 CDT 2007
At 08:31 AM 5/10/2007, Donat Agosti wrote:
>Yesterday was the launch of the Encyclopedia of Life
>(http://eol.org/home.html) initiative here in DC, which clearly will affect
>taxonomy and provide much better access to our well hidden knowledge about
>our species. The project as such is supported by USD50M for the next five
>years, with a likely extension for another 5 years. It is great, that the
>money could be raised from MacArthur Foundation (with the lion0s share), the
>Sloan Foundation and support from the five core institutions, Harvard, The
>Field Museum, Smithsonian, Marin Biological Lab and Missouri Botanical
>Garden. The idea is to have within these 10 years for each of the 1.8M
>species its specific page.
>In an interesting way, the participants at the official launch represent -
>at least for me - the main challenge of this the project: Getting content.
Well, the Royal Botanical Garden at Kew will soon be publishing my "World
Checklist and Bibliography of the Campanulaceae"
If they pony up for a copy, I guess they can crib the info out of that ...
Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901-8640 USA
e-mail: lammers at uwosh.edu
Plant systematics; classification, nomenclature, evolution, and
biogeography of the Campanulaceae s. lat.
"Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that stood his ground."
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