Category Archives: Catalogue of Life

Sundews in Britain

Some years ago I wrote an account for the BSBI Plant Crib on how to distinguish the three Drosera species that occur naturally in the UK, and around most of the northern hemisphere.  There still remains confusion among them and … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Horizons 2013

Last week five members of the Reading i4Life team joined our other i4Life partners at the Biodiversity Horizons 2013 conference in Rome to share ideas on a Biodiversity research roadmap for the Horizon 2020 framework due to start next year.  … Continue reading

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Taking i4Life to IST Africa 2013

Thomas Kunze and I are currently attending the IST Africa 2013 meeting, Nairobi based in the Safari Park Hotel on the outskirts of the city.  The meeting brings together more than 400 people from around Africa and Europe who have … Continue reading

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Pro iBiosphere meeting Berlin, May 2013

This pro iBiosphere meeting aims to establish a system of collaboration among taxonomic infrastructures.  Workshop 2, today, is evaluating the costs of delivery data services to the biodiversity community.  The morning session was split into a series of three brainstorming … Continue reading

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I4Life and Species 2000 meetings, Leiden 2013

On Friday 17th May the i4Life team met up in Leiden, first at the botanic garden in the city centre for the workpackage 2 meeting and then at Naturalis for the management committee meeting. Key features of the meeting were … Continue reading

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Catalogue of Life website is updated

The Catalogue of Life (CoL) website has been updated using a custom Drupal design to provide a more user friendly navigation system and better compatibility with mobile devices.  This redesign by Ryanne Matthias is part of her outreach work in … Continue reading

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Catalogue of Life cited in Science 25th January 2013

In a wide ranging review Mark Costello and co-authors review the efforts needed to be able to name the earth’s species before they go extinct.  Catalogue of Life is cited as the first reference in this paper. The authors conclude … Continue reading

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