OneZoom is committed to heightening awareness about the diversity of life on earth, its evolutionary history and the threats of extinction. This website allows you to explore the tree of life in a completely new way: it's like a map, everything is on one page, all you have to do is zoom in and out. OneZoom also provides free, open source, data visualisation tools for science and education, currently focusing on the tree of life. You can create visualisations of your own data as well as explore ones we have made. Got any questions or feedback? Want your data to appear here on OneZoom? just ask us.
2nd May: OneZoom was at the Imperial Festival for three days where OneZoom creator James Rosindell, and Imperial College masters student Laura Nunes were showing the tree of life to members of the public. This is the third public outreach display of OneZoom already and we've got a lot more planned - watch this space!
19th April: An exhibition about science and aesthetics opens at the Museum of the University of Tuebingen in Germany featuring OneZoom open source software as a key interacitve.
4th April: We now have a plant tree for you to explore in OneZoom! At this moment it's in Latin only, but we'll fix this for you later.
Joel Cracraft on OneZoom: "This will revolutionize how we teach and understand the Tree of Life. It is an invaluable tool for communicating the grand scope of life's history."
David Hillis: "The problem of visualizing an evolutionary tree for millions of species is a challenging one. OneZoom provides a creative solution that will be of great utility, especially for web-based representations of the Tree of Life."
Explore over 22,000 species of wild mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians to see how they are related.
Colours show you which species are under the most threat from extinction using data from the IUCN Red List.
See animations of the tree growing and of flying through the tree.
Search for your favourite species by common name and scientific name.
Choose from a variety of different and compelling view types.
Links to Wikipedia for every species and groups of species.
Plants and fish coming soon to OneZoom.
R package for scientific use now in development.
Interactive displays for museums, zoos, botanical gardens, educational establishments and more.
At the moment OneZoom only features wild animals, we hope to include domesticated animals too.
Photographs and more information about each species.
An app for mobile devices.
Coming by 2014: The complete tree of life on OneZoom with approximately 2 million species. The Open Tree of Life Project will provide the data and OneZoom will visualise it.