Featured - Algaebase Where would we be without algae? This site lists 121, 873 species and infraspecific names in it's database. 5,617 images, 37,873 bibliographic items, 136,905 distributional records. Thank you. Respect to you Algaebase crew! Go the Algae and prosper! More
How did biodiversity evolve in space and time to reach current state? How much biodiversity exists and how does its change or loss affect the system as a whole?How does biodiversity correspond to the delivery of ecosystem functions and services, and what is the true value of these commodities.How can scientific investigation support policy and decision making to encourage more sustainable use of biodiversity? More
What a fantastic site name. Sea anemones, corals and their allies is the focus of this site which contains inventories of type, specimens, distribution maps and images, expedition details etc. Isn't it about time that you snuggled-up a bit closer to a Hexacorallian? Good job, gatherers of Hexacorallian data......... More
Life! It's everywhere on Earth; you can find living organisms from the poles to the equator, from the bottom of the sea to several miles in the air, from freezing waters to dry valleys to undersea thermal vents to groundwater thousands of feet below the Earth's surface. Over the last 3.7 billion years or so, living organisms on the Earth have diversified and adapted to almost every environment imaginable. . More
is a collaborative effort by natural history museums to establish a global network of herpetological collections data. Sixty-four institutions are participating in the HerpNET community, with an open ended invitation to institutions who would like to join. Currently 56 institutions are available on the specimen searching portal, with data from over 5.5 million specimens available for searching. More
The WDC for Biodiversity and Ecology contains data related to federal, state, non-profit, university, and private sector research data and information gathered within the United States. This information includes land cover (vegetation mapping, gap analysis), species information, regional information throughout the U.S., national level data and information related to bird conservation, invasive species, fisheries and aquatic resources, wildlife disease, and amphibian declines. More
A massive informationsystem with key data on the biology of all fishes. Similar to an ncyclopaedia, FishBase contains different things for different people. More
Antbase now provides for the first time access to all the ant species of the world, one of the ecologically most important groups of animals worldwide. Antbase is a collaborative effort between scientists from around the world, aiming at providing the best possible access to the wealth of information on ants, to fulfil the conservation needs of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), and the Species Survival Commission of the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
Ten major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions havejoined to form the Biodiversity Heritage Library Project.. its plan? No less than to digitize the published biodiversity literature in their collections. Marvellous work. Thanks! More
Turner Endangered Species Fund and E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation Join Forces to Combat Extinct27-Jan-2014
BOZEMAN, Mont. and CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Turner Endang..
Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Seven Rare Amphibians and Reptiles in Arizona, New Mexi16-Jan-2014
Lizards, Turtles, Toads and Salamanders Face Extinction Albuquerque, N.M.— The Center for..
Cape Sable Thoroughwort Gets Reprieve From Sea-level Rise ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— In acc..
OLYMPIA, Wash.— Eight conservation groups representing tens of thousands of Washington res..
Biodiversity comprises all the millions of different species that live on our planet, as well as the genetic differences within species. It also refers to the multitude of different ecosystems in which species form unique communities, interacting with one another and the air, water and soil.
Biodiversity is explored at three levels:
• genetic diversity
• species diversity
• ecosystem diversity.