The mission of the Biodiversity InstituteĀ is to conduct high-quality research and develop programs to advance three primary goals:

  • Initiate and lead large-scale, collaborative biological surveys to document and monitor biodiversity on a global scale.
  • Conduct collaborative, translational research in biodiversity informatics, education, and natural resource management, protection, and sustainability.
  • Translate biodiversity information to science and society through varied and novel means, including workshops, curricula, e-learning initiatives, innovative technologies, museum exhibits and other public programs, scholarly publications, and predictive models and policies relevant to accelerating discovery of biodiversity and solving major environmental issues.