Summer Course 2013: Ontologies for Evolutionary Biology


July 29 to August 2, 2013
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
Durham, NC

Evolutionary research has been revolutionized by the explosion of genetic information available, and ontologies must play a central role in relating this knowledge to observable diversity. Ontologies provide scaffolding that interconnects many kinds of observations; across species, they provide evolutionary, developmental, and mechanistic insights. In this course, we discussed the integration points between ontologies including anatomy, phenotype, ecology, and biodiversity efforts; partnerships between domain experts and expert ontologists; and descriptions of various tools and tricks to handle ontologies and ontology-annotated data in the context of evolutionary biology.

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