Contemporary taxonomic diagrams!

Who's Zooming Who? Frogs, Fractals and the Tree of Life

... Dr James Rosindell of Imperial College London has developed a revolutionary way of visualising the tree of life. He will demonstrate his new software, which could evolve into a biological equivalent of Google Earth, at this week's British Ecological Society Annual Meeting at the University of Birmingham.

Inspired by fractals -- the beautiful, repeating and infinitely complex patterns commonly found in nature -- OneZoom will help ecologists solve the problem of how to present vast amounts of information. And by doing so in an attractive, accessible fashion it could also inspire members of the public. [emphasis mine]

Tags: fractal, tree of life

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OneZoom is going to be very interesting and fun to use. Fractals in practice with a purpose beyond being beautiful and intriguing.


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