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Biodiversity Synthesis Center

The Biodiversity Synthesis Group, based at the Biodiversity Synthesis Center at The Field Museum, is a component of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL). This group is dedicated to advancing biodiversity science through scientific research programs and synthesis meetings on a wide range of EOL topics.

For more information, see the Biodiversity Synthesis Group site.

The Encyclopedia of Life ( is an ambitious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth. At its heart lies a series of Web sites—one for each of the approximately 1.8 million known species—that provide the entry points to this vast array of knowledge.