Software Development at BioSynC

July 30, 2011

BioSynC sponsors work on several applications for visualization of biodiversity information, including phylogeny web tools (http://www.reelab.net/tred/), collaboration with the iPlant visualization group (http://www.iplantcollaborative.org), and a web tool called Viewer of Life on EOL (VoLE), a visual taxonomy browser written by Kris Urie using Encyclopedia of Life web services. The browser displays a taxonomy tree with images and text gathered from the EOL. Taxa are displayed in a space-filling "treemap" layout, showing both the taxon name, which is linked to the EOL taxon page, and a representative image from EOL.

For more information on visualization software developed in BioSynC see the Tree Visualization project page.