The International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE) is a research institute located in Syracuse, New York. Its mission is to improve taxonomical exploration and the cataloging of new species of flora and fauna. Since 2008, IISE has published a yearly "Top 10" of the most unusual or unique biota newly identified in the previous year, with the aim of drawing attention to the work done in taxonomy across the world over the previous year.
|Owner||State University of New York|
|Quentin D. Wheeler, Executive Director|
In 2011, the institute contributed towards the estimate that Earth was home to approximately 8.7 million species.