A major component of the well-documented “taxonomic impediment” is being eliminated. This will help accelerate the glacial pace of documenting the world’s biota. Revisions to taxonomy require reading all prior work.
EOL (and other integrator projects) will have vastly increased source data for species to draw on.
The published record is available and preserved in network space. What is and what is not the “record” is a complex subject in digital network space.
Repatriation of knowledge to high-biodiversity countries.
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