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The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) as a scientific resource and outreach medium applied to the lichen family Parmeliaceae (Ascomycota: Lecanorales)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 October 2011

Robert LÜCKING
Affiliation:
Department of Botany, The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605-2496, USA. Email: rlucking@fieldmuseum.org
Katja SCHULZ
Affiliation:
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 106, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA.
Ana CRESPO
Affiliation:
Departamento de Biología Vegetal II, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain.
Thomas H. NASH
Affiliation:
Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin, 430 Lincoln Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA.
H. Thorsten LUMBSCH
Affiliation:
Department of Botany, The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605-2496, USA. Email: rlucking@fieldmuseum.org

Abstract

A brief discussion of the Encyclopedia of Life and the LifeDesks websites as a means to assemble and publish species pages and taxonomic information on the internet, for both the scientific community and the public, is provided. The lichen family Parmeliaceae is the first large group of lichenized fungi for which a concerted effort is currently being undertaken to produce substantial content for the EOL.

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Research Article
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Copyright © British Lichen Society 2011

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