General Life Science Resources

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The study of all life or living matter. Includes biology, botany, genetics, anatomy, natural history, and zoology.

The links added offer one or more of the following: data; information; media; publications; updated news.

Acarologia: Open Access Acarology journal. Study of mites and ticks.

ACTA Palaeotologica Polonica: Paleontology Journal, under Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0. Terms.

American Society of Mammalogists: ASM.

Amphibian Species of the World: Brought to you by American Museum of Natural History.

Angel Shark Sightings Map: View and/or report a sighting.

APG: Angiosperm Phylogeny website. Botanist working together to create standards for flowering plant taxonomy.

Atlantic Salmon Trust: Putting Wild Salmon First.

Bat Conservation Trust

Biaza: British And Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Biological Magnetic Resonance Data Bank: ‘A Repository for Data from NMR Spectroscopy on Proteins, Peptides, Nucleic Acids, and other Biomolecules’ – BMRB

Calepa: California Environmental Protection Agency.

Cambridge Brain Sciences: Assess your cognitive abilities through online tests(game like). Use the information to make personal improvements and factual assumptions of yourself. Registering is needed for optimal usage of site – tracks progress.

Canadensys: Various people from biodiversity related backgrounds attempting to make a network of open and useful data/information.

Caucasus and Central Asia Locust Watch

Congo Expedition 1909-1915

Desert Locust Watch: Recent and past, locust related, information. Including outbreaks and risk maps.

Encyclopedia of Life: Media, data, and information about all living things on earth. Very nice site design.

E-Prints Quantitative Biology

Explore: Experience the world and it’s inhabitants, through various types of media. Live cams included.


Fletcher Wildlife Garden: Promotes wildlife friendly habitats on urban and rural properties. Emphasis on Ottawa area. News and information about Geology and more!

Geonames: Geographic database under creative commons. Over eight million locations!

Global Biodiversity Information Facility: Free and Open Access to Biodiversity data.

[Chinese] Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology

Check out Translations page 😀

Integrated Taxonomic Information System: ITIS.

Locust Literature: Has full text articles.

Macaulay Library: A collection of biodiversity audio and videos.

MintureEarth: Learn about the earth via one minute videos.

Mycology: Information on Fungi Diversity.

Phychology: Information about Diversity of Algae.

Polish Academy of Sciences – Institute of Paleobiology: Paleobiology is the science of prehistoric life.

Shark Trackers: View shark activity.

The European Bioinformatics Institute: EMBL-EBI. ‘The Home for big data in biology’.

The Reptile Database

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library: Includes images/photos, audio clips/sounds, and video. Most of the content is in the public domain, all usage terms are poster per item.

TickEncounter Resource Center

U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library: Public domain photos related to geology.

WikiPathways: Database of biological pathways.

WoRMS: World Register of Marine Species.

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