BIODIVERSITY AND HOW
IT CHANGES OVER TIME
IS BEST ENABLED WHEN
IS ORGANIZED INTO
to resolve the phylogenetic history of all life’s
lineages—living, extinct, and poorly known—using
an open access, dynamic format; and
to synthesize as much organismal data as
possible with this genealogy of life, creating an
evolutionary framework for comparative biology.
contains all described species.
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).
A DYNAMIC AND OPEN STRUCTURE
knowledge of biodiversity over time and enables comparative
analyses spanning the complete diversity of life.
TRAINING OF NEXT GENERATION PHYLOGENETIC
integrative training in diverse fields
across comparative evolutionary biology.