Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Encyclopedia of Life


The Encylopedia of Life brings together several of the world’s leading natural history institutions, botanical gardens, and libraries, including:

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Field Museum of Natural History

Harvard University (where ant expert E.O. Wilson first conceived the Encyclopedia of Life)

Marine Biological Laboratory

Missouri Botanical Garden

Smithsonian Institution

Program Director:
Gail M. Pesyna Bio