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July 29 to August 2, 2013
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
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.