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Tools and Products developed by our project

Multi-lingual Illustrated Glossary

A multi-lingual illustrated glossary, TaxaGloss, has been developed to help improve accessibility to the taxonomic literature. Terms and illustrations are currently available for the six taxa that are the focus of the ARTS grant. We are updating and improving the glossary frequently. Please contact us if you would like to contribute terms or translations. A more detailed description of the TaxaGloss platform has been published in the Biodiversity Data Journal.

How-To Videos

A series of videos on how to collect, photograph and preserve material for taxonomy and systematics are available as a Series of YouTube playlists. Click here to access Sponges, Sea Anemones, Tunicates, Hydroids, Nemerteans and Seaweeds [coming soon].

Character Ontologies

Formal character ontologies are being developed to be developed to help improve accessibility to the taxonomic literature. Click here [coming soon] to access Sponges, Sea Anemones, Tunicates, Hydroids, Nemerteans and Seaweeds.

Tabular Keys

Tabular keys will be developed for certain families in the focal phyla. Stay tuned for future updates.

Taxonomy Courses

These 2-week workshops held a the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Bocas del Toro Research Station (BRS) provide specialized training in the collection, identification and systematics of under-studied marine organisms. Six courses in the Training in Tropical Taxonomy program will be offered with NSF-ARTS support.

Courses With ARTS Support

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‚ÄčThis project is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Environmental Biology through an award titled “Advancing Revisionary Taxonomy and Systematics: Integrative Research and Training in Tropical Taxonomy” (DEB-1456674). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.