EOLv2 is live!

September 5, 2011

The second edition of the free, online collaborative Encyclopedia of Life debuted on Monday with a redesign and new features making it easier to use, to personalize, and to interact with fellow enthusiasts worldwide. It is also vastly expanded, offering information on more than one-third of all known species on Earth.

The new interface makes it easy for users to find organisms of interest; to create personal collections of photos and information; to find or upload pictures, videos and sounds; and to share comments, questions and expertise with users worldwide who share similar interests.

The BioSynC Newsletter

September 2, 2011

BioSynC has published the first issue of our newsletter. This quarterly newsletter will bring you reports and updates on past and future synthesis meetings, research and outreach projects from BioSynC and postings from the Encyclopedia of Life. Click here to check out the inaugural issue!

Welcome Julia Almeida!

August 28, 2011

Torsten Dikow welcomed Brazilian Ph.D. student Julia Almeida for a four month visit to the FMNH on August 25. Julia is a Ph.D. student at the Universidade de São Paulo and the Museu de Zoologia, MZUSP, in São Paulo, Brazil where she is working on the taxonomy and evolutionary relationships among mydas flies of the subfamily Mydinae. Among the currently 85 species of Mydinae, which are restricted to the New World and found from southern Canada to northern Argentina, is the largest known fly named Gauromydas heros (Perty, 1833) from southern Brazil.

EOLv2 is coming soon!

August 24, 2011

The Encyclopedia of Life is launching a new version of eol.org in September. This new version will have a different interface and several new tools to explore the content within the EOL. Stay tuned to EOL for more updates!

Synthesis Centers Postdoctoral Researcher Summit

April 20, 2011

Audrey Aronowsky, Torsten Dikow, and Josh Drew attended the NSF-sponsored Synthesis Centers Postdoctoral Researcher Summit, hosted by NESCent in Durham, NC.

BioSynC at SICB

January 8, 2011

Mark Westneat and Audrey Aronowsky attended the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in Salt Lake City, UT. Westneat and Aronowsky each gave presentations relevant to EOL at the meeting. Westneat also supervised presentations by three of his graduate students associated with BioSynC.

INVOLV project at BioSynC

November 23, 2010

Mark Westneat hosted partners from the INVOLV project, including Chia Shen and Michael Horn, to discuss the implementation of table-top technology at the Field Museum in coordination with BioSynC.

E.O. Wilson visits BioSynC

November 13, 2010

Audrey Aronowsky, Josh Drew, and Beth Sanzenbacher presented BioSynC’s synthesis meetings, outreach programs and original research to EOL to special guest E.O. Wilson.

Moto-IGERT workshop

October 31, 2010

Moto-IGERT workshop was funded by the NSF IGERT grant. BioSynC hosted the annual IGERT training workshop for 10 students and 8 facilitators. The IGERT program is focused on motor control and movement in animals, and the workshop involved technical analysis of physiological data and outreach projects involving EOL pages and an Edu LifeDesk.

Centers Education and Outreach

September 29, 2010

Audrey Aronowsky attended the annual Centers Education and Outreach meeting hosted by NCEAS in Santa Barbara, CA. The meeting gathers staff from all NSF funded national biology centers (plus EOL) to discuss collaborations and share best practices.

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