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The Tree of Life Web Project
This project was created for those interested in locating information about a particular group of organisms, identification keys, figures, phylogenetic trees, and other systematic information for a group of organisms. It is also of use to educators teaching about organismal diversity. The goals of this project are to provide a uniform and linked framework in which to publish electronically information about the evolutionary history and characteristics of all groups of organisms, to present a modern scientific view of the evolutionary tree that unites all organisms on Earth to aid education about and appreciation of biological diversity, and to provide a life-wide database and searching system about characteristics of organisms to provide a means to find taxon-specific information on the Internet.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Index / Bibliography
    • Ref. material
  • Portal:
    • Educational
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Biology
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001 by David R. Maddison. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-449
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Editor: David R. Maddison
Tree of Life