EOL News

Citizen Science Opportunity - Lichens and Bryophytes

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project titled North American Lichens and Bryophytes: Sensitive Indicators of Environmental Quality and Change aims to digitize Harvard University's Farlow Herbarium’s collection of over 200,000 North American lichens and bryophytes. To efficiently capture the collection data for each specimen, we enter minimal data and then take a digital image of the specimen label. These images and data are uploaded onto the crowdsourcing site, where citizen scientists can be a tremendous help by filling in the missing information for each specimen.

Please follow the links below for instructions, tips, and starting the crowdsourcing process: 

Link for Lichen records

Link for Bryophyte records

How to volunteer


May 20, 2015 14:02

EOL featured in National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

The US Pollinator Health Task Force has released the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. Through its TraitBank platform and other efforts, the Encyclopedia of Life plays a key part in expanding access to information about native pollinators and their host plants.

May 19, 2015 20:24

EOL in Action: BioBlitz and STEM Education

The Encyclopedia of Life Learning + Education Group is helping to lead BioBlitz events (species inventories) this week as part of Okaloosa SCIENCE, a collaborative, STEM-based initiative funded by the United States Department of Defense. Learn more about the habitats that are part of the BioBlitz events on the EOL Places website.

May 19, 2015 01:41

Take a Tour of EOL's Taxon Pages

The heart of EOL are taxon pages—one species (or taxa) per page. Learn how to search and navigate taxon pages on EOL to find information, maps, multimedia, data, names, classifications and more. Learn more

May 13, 2015 16:52