National Science Foundation

GENEALOGY
OF LIFE
GoLife
UNDERSTANDING
BIODIVERSITY AND HOW
IT CHANGES OVER TIME
IS BEST ENABLED WHEN
EARTH’S DIVERSITY
IS ORGANIZED INTO
A PHYLOGENETIC
FRAMEWORK.
GoLife
GOALS
1
to resolve the phylogenetic history of all life’s
lineages—living, extinct, and poorly known—using
an open access, dynamic format; and
2
to synthesize as much organismal data as
possible with this genealogy of life, creating an
evolutionary framework for comparative biology.
GoLife
PRIORITIES
1
TAXONOMIC COMPLETENESS
:
contains all described species.
2
DATA COMPLETENESS
:
integrates diverse data layers (e.g. digitized
images, specimen collection information, environmental and habitat data,
geographic and stratigraphic distributions, genomic and phenomic
data, developmental data and ontologies, fossil records).
3
A DYNAMIC AND OPEN STRUCTURE
:
facilitates growing
knowledge of biodiversity over time and enables comparative
analyses spanning the complete diversity of life.
4
TRAINING OF NEXT GENERATION PHYLOGENETIC
BIOLOGISTS
:
integrative training in diverse fields
across comparative evolutionary biology.

ronaldjameslowry

GENEALOGY
OF LIFE
GoLife

UNDERSTANDING
BIODIVERSITY AND HOW
IT CHANGES OVER TIME
IS BEST ENABLED WHEN
EARTH’S DIVERSITY
IS ORGANIZED INTO
A PHYLOGENETIC
FRAMEWORK.
GoLife
GOALS
1
to resolve the phylogenetic history of all life’s
lineages—living, extinct, and poorly known—using
an open access, dynamic format; and
2
to synthesize as much organismal data as
possible with this genealogy of life, creating an
evolutionary framework for comparative biology.

GoLife
PRIORITIES
1
TAXONOMIC COMPLETENESS
:
contains all described species.
2
DATA COMPLETENESS
:
integrates diverse data layers (e.g. digitized
images, specimen collection information, environmental and habitat data,
geographic and stratigraphic distributions, genomic and phenomic
data, developmental data and ontologies, fossil records).
3
A DYNAMIC AND OPEN STRUCTURE
:
facilitates growing
knowledge of biodiversity over time and enables comparative
analyses spanning the complete diversity of life.
4
TRAINING OF NEXT GENERATION PHYLOGENETIC
BIOLOGISTS
:
integrative training in diverse fields
across comparative evolutionary biology.

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