What is PEET?

Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET)

In partnership with academic institutions, botanical gardens, freshwater and marine institutes, and natural history museums, the National Science Foundation seeks to enhance taxonomic research and help prepare future generations of experts. Through its Special Competition in Systematic Biology, created to respond to the world's biodiversity crisis and as a means of reinvigorating taxonomy and systematics, NSF supports competitively reviewed projects that target groups of poorly known organisms for modern monographic research. Three major components are targeted in a PEET Special Competition project: 1. Monographic research; 2. Training of new taxonomists and 3. Computer infrastructure to translate current expertise into electronic databases and other products with broad accessibility to the scientific community.

The Field Museum's PEET page