Top 10 New Species of 2015
The mission of the International Institute for Species Exploration is to inspire, encourage and enable the advancement of taxonomy and exploration of earth's species.
Imagine an advanced institute for species exploration. Scientists and engineers work together to combine the strengths of 250 years of experience doing taxonomy well with emerging cyber-infrastructure capabilities to invent a new generation of tools for 21st century taxonomy. Impediments of the past are identified and overcome. Leading minds from around the world converge to solve theoretical, philosophical, historical, sociological, technological and practical challenges. International museum and herbarium partners coordinate collection growth and development to maximize species representation. International teams of taxon scholars tackle species exploration on a planetary scale. Formal and public education programs inspire and prepare the next generation of species explorers. Imagine… an International Institute for Species Exploration. Read more...
Mapping the biosphere: exploring species to understand the origin, organization and sustainability of biodiversity
"The time is ripe for a comprehensive mission to explore and document Earth’s species."
What on Earth?
by Quentin Wheeler and Sara Pennak
What on Earth? is a compendium of the 100 coolest, weirdest, and most intriguing new species of this century as determined by the International Institute for Species Exploration.