Taxa which have been prioritized by EOL for content creation and aggregation- how they were chosen, what categories they include and how EOL is working to assemble content for them as quickly as possible.
Ecologically important – keystone species, indicator species
Priority Taxa: HotList and RedHotList
EOL Priority Content:the “Hotlist” and “RedHotList” Jen Hammock Species Pages Group Smithsonian Institution
Developing the EOL hot list• Consultation with taxonomic experts• Development of criteria• Assembly of critical lists• Establishing targets for rich taxon pages, lesser known pages
EOL’s hot listsHot List Red Hot List• >73,000 taxa • 2,800 taxa• Conservation concern • Most searched• Invasives • Top 100 invasives• Model organisms • Crops (food)• Ecologically important • Zoos & aquaria• Pests • High traffic• Charismatics • Higher taxa• Data availability
Many Thanks!• David M. Rubenstein• John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation• Alfred P. Sloan Foundation• Cornerstone Institutions• Grants• Private Donors