This page is a growing collection of resources we've put together for the community. We are still populating this page but we'll post more slides (including a general purpose deck that anyone can use to talk about our project), contribution guidelines and more. If you have ideas for what you'd like to see here, please drop us a note.



  • Carl Boettiger, Duncan Temple Lang, Peter Wainwright (2012). rfishbase: exploring, manipulating and visualizing FishBase data from R. Journal of Fish Biology doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03464.x ,
  • Boettiger, C., Temple Lang, D. (2012), Treebase: an R package for discovery, access and manipulation of online phylogenies. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00247.x ,
  • Chamberlain SA, Szöcs E. (2013) taxize: taxonomic search and retrieval in R [v2; ref status: indexed,] F1000Research 2013, 2:191 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.2-191.v2) ,


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