The Biodiversity Synthesis Group of the Encyclopedia of Life hosted a workshop (15-17 April 2010) at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (IL), on the Compositae (sunflower family), with 30 participants from 14 countries. Eckhard von Raab-Straube (FUB-BGBM) was invited to discuss PESI's possible data contribution to global initiatives like the Global Compositae Checklist, the Virtual Key to the Compositae, and to species pages of the Encyclopedia of Life. The Compositae family data of Euro+Med Plantbase are already part of the Global Compositae Checklist, further cooperation and updating mechanisms were discussed.



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