Software Development at BioSynC

July 30, 2011

BioSynC sponsors work on several applications for visualization of biodiversity information, including phylogeny web tools (, collaboration with the iPlant visualization group (, 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.