Bocas ARTS PI, Dr. Robert W. Thacker, has developed a number of tools for training in sponge identification, systematics, and taxonomy. These tools include a series of How-To videos, an illustrated multilingual glossary of terms, a formal ontology, and downloadable protocols. Scroll down to see what is available now.
How-To Videos on Methods in Sponge Taxonomy and Systematics
Glossary, Ontology and other Tools
TaxaGloss is a translation tool and illustrated glossary of technical terms for the study of biodiversity. Click here to enter TaxaGloss and choose Porifera to access terms used in the study of sponges.
PORO is the formal ontology developed for terms covering the anatomy of sponges. Click here to enter PORO.