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Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) Global Biodiversity Project! EOL is a biodiversity resource that gathers and shares information about all life on earth, from microorganisms to giant redwood trees.

Did you know that when you share observations on iNaturalist, you are also contributing to the Encyclopedia of Life? When multiple members of the iNaturalist community agree with an identification, an observation with photo/sound and location becomes research grade. The observation data then flows to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, and images flow to EOL.

This project aims to act as a fun community for users across the world to document organisms through monthly challenges, with the research grade images ending up on EOL.

Are you up for the challenge? Here’s how you can participate:

These are EOL Collections that have been "citizen science enabled" through integration with iNaturalist. When you visit these collections, look for the "iNaturalist Observations" tab, where you'll see all of the observation activity community members have made. Make an observation and your work will become part of a growing record of life around us.

Some of our group members here are also posting their Flickr images to iNaturalist, the social network for naturalists. iNaturalist works really well with Flickr. You can import your Flickr images as observations while preserving your map data. They also have a nifty tagging tool that makes it easy to create taxonomic machine tags for your images.

EOL is now harvesting images from iNaturalist, so you can feed your images to EOL either by posting them to the EOL images group or by importing them to iNaturalist. Note however, that we import images from iNaturalist only if your identification has been confirmed by the iNaturalist community. So this is a great way of getting your identifications checked if you are not sure. They even have a special ID Please! group where you can ask for help. If your identification gets confirmed by the iNaturalist community, you don't have to wait for an EOL curator to promote your image to trusted status, so iNaturalist is another way of getting your images vetted.

iNaturalist has other cool tools, e.g., they automatically create a life list of observed species for you and you can participate in special projects to map the distribution of species on the planet. Also, iNaturalist reports confirmed observations of wild or naturalized organisms to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), so the data points you contribute may be used in scientific studies, and they will show up in GBIF maps on EOL pages.
Originally posted at 4:09PM, 2 September 2012 PST (permalink)


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