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Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson is a name synonymous with ants, sociobiology, and biodiversity. And it's a name that more often than not appears with a mile-long list of accolades trailing it. The University of Alabama offers a more personable introduction to this celebrated scientist, one of the University's most distinguished alums (1). The next site is the homepage of the Department of Entomology at Harvard's...
Convention on Biological Diversity

Convened after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the Convention on Biological Diversity has three primary goals: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the use of genetic resources. The main body of the organization's home page is dedicated to disseminating information about upcoming meetings,...
Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Originally featured in the March 3, 2001 edition of The Scout Report, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) continues to allow "anyone, anywhere to access data about all types of life on Earth, shared across national boundaries via the Internet." Created in 1999 on the recommendation of an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development panel, GBIF functions as a one-stop shop...
The Academy of Natural Sciences-Research: Center for Systematic Biology and Evolution

The Center for Systematic Biology and Evolution at the Academy of Natural Sciences engages in biodiversity research that "involves the discovery of species and the working out of the relationships among those species, why they are distributed as they are in the world, and their interactions with other species." This website provides information about the collections and research activities of the...