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View Resource OneWorld

Devoted to informing readers about biological and cultural diversity, this free online magazine presents articles and images from around the world. The emphasis in OneWorld's approach to environmental issues is on how individuals and small foundations can effect change. Throughout, the graphics are lush and well chosen, and the articles are arranged logically for easy reading.

http://www.oneworldmagazine.org/index.html
View Resource Nature's Monte Carlo Experiments in Sustainability

This recent (1999) report by Charles W. Fowler of the National Marine Fisheries Service was originally published as Proceedings of the Fifth NMFS Stock Assessment Workshop (pps. 25-32 in: V.R. Restrepo, Ed., NOAA Tech. Mem. NMFS-F/SPO-40). Fowler uses Monte Carlo experiments on science, monitoring, and assessment in "1) documenting the normal ranges of natural variation among species and...

https://www.afsc.noaa.gov/nmml/
View Resource Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Species Databases

MABNETAmericas has online databases as a joint effort of MAB and the Information Center for the Environment (ICE). This site contains a downloadable vascular plant database (MABFlora) and a vertebrate animal database (MABFauna); these databases are available in .zip format. The The MABFauna database can also be searched online. Search options include: by Country, Reserve Name, or Species...

http://www.ice.ucdavis.edu/bioinventory/bioinventory.html
View Resource Assessment of Species Diversity in the Montane Cordillera Ecozone

The Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network has released this 1998 publication entitled "Assessment of species diversity in the Montane Cordillera Ecozone." Extending from the eastern Rocky Mountains in Alberta to the western slope of the Cascades in British Columbia, the Montane Cordillera Ecozone is Canada's sixth largest ecozone, covering "more than 49 million hectares." Diverse in...

https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/assets/Montane-Cordillera-Ecozon...
View Resource Nature and Human Society: The Quest for a Sustainable World

This online "open" book was edited by world renowned experts Peter H. Raven and Tania Williams and was produced in 2000 by the Committee for the Second Forum on Biodiversity (National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council). Available for browsing only, the document spans nine chapters -- from "Defining Biodiversity" to "Examples of Sustainability."

https://www.nap.edu/read/6142/chapter/1
View Resource Biodiversity and Conservation Research

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) at the American Museum of Natural History aims to "integrate scientific research, education, and outreach so that people, themselves major catalysts in the rapid loss of biodiversity, will become participants in its conservation." The CBC currently conducts biodiversity conservation research in the Bahamas, Bolivia, Madagascar, Vietnam, and in...

https://www.amnh.org/our-research/center-for-biodiversity-co...
View Resource The World Information Network on Biodiversity

The World Information Network on Biodiversity (REMIB) is organized and provided by Mexico's National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of the Biodiversity. REMIB is a network of shared biological information databases from research centers in Mexico, the US, Costa Rica, and Spain. The databases contain "curatorial, taxonomic, ecological, cartographic, bibliographic, ethno-biological type, use...

http://www.conabio.gob.mx/remib_ingles/doctos/remib_ing.html
View Resource The Alwyn H. Gentry Forest Transect Data Set

The Missouri Botanic Garden has recently made available forest transect data collected from sites around the world by the late Alwyn H. Gentry. As part of a project developed to "ensure that Gentry's ecological data receive maximum use and are readily available to the biological research community," an electronic version of the entire data set (226 transects total) is accessible through this Web...

http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/Research/gentry/transect.shtml
View Resource Classification of Living Things: Introduction

Dr. Dennis O'Neal of Palomar College designed this site to introduce students to a tutorial on the Classification of Living Things. Topics addressed at this site include the Linnaen system of classification, amount of species in our world, the importance of biological diversity, the history of classification, and the relevancy of classification in the present day. There are links to the Main Menu,...

https://www2.palomar.edu/anthro/animal/animal_1.htm
View Resource Wikispecies

From the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikispecies is an exciting new project intended to be an extensive, open directory of species covering plantae, animalia, bacteria, fungi, and more. This project is aimed at a scientific audience, and similar to other Wikimedia projects, Wikispecies is a collaborative venture that will evolve through the input and needs of its users. Therefore, Wikispecies is putting...

https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
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