Encyclopedia of Life to be launched online

Encyclopedia of Life was announced today, a highly ambitious and exciting project designed to document the 1.8 million named species of animals, plants, and other forms of life on Earth with individual species homepages from aardvarks to zinnias. The EOL will be headquartered in Washington and envisions a computer-based roster of all life on Earth, which will give field scientists an unprecedented way to determine whether they have encountered a new species. Continue reading