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.

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  1. Reblogged this on ronaldjameslowry and commented:

    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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