EOLv2 review by Amy Stewart at Garden Rant
I spend a lot of time as a writer trying to figure out how to bridge the gap between the interesting, obscure, and complex work that scientists do—and the rest of us. EOL’s doing that too, and I love them for it. — Amy Stewart, 9/21/11 Thoughts: There are a number of aspects of EOL that those of us who work on it everyday kind of take for granted - so it’s nice when...
EOLv2 review by Matt Ball at Spacial Sustain
The EOL site is about putting life into context, seeing connections and providing the ability to interact with the data. Version 2 of the site improves the connection to educators to engage broader audiences, and snowball understanding. The site makes teaching of biodiversity more accessible, and staying on top of change is a large part of the mission. — Matt Ball, 9/5/11 Thoughts: ...
EOLv2 review by Rod Page at iPhylo
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) has been relaunched, with a new look and much social media funkiness. I’ve been something of an EOL sceptic, but looking at the new site I think I can see what EOL is for. Ironically, it’s not really about E. O. Wilson’s original vision (doi:10.1016/S0169-5347(02)00040-X) — Rod Page, 9/14/11 Thoughts: Rod has been a member of the...
EOLv2 review by Jeremy Bruno at Scientopia
EOL gets me thinking. [My search] started with one of my favorite animals and quickly became a taxonomic scavenger hunt. I started researching: Just how many monotypic taxa are there? Why are they important? What does the classification say about these animals and their evolutionary history? As a writer, the answers become the building blocks for an essay. Usually there’s nothing...