Life Sciences
BIODIVERSITY & BIORESOURCES
Focus Areas
 
 

     

     Biodiversity Resources – Biodiversity of Microbes, Fungi, Plants & Animals

     Biodiversity Assessment

     Bioindicators

     Bioactive compounds of Flora & Fauna

     Environment Links

     Conservation Resources

     Books and Articles on Biodiversity

     Glossary

     Databases

     Societies, Information Centers, Networks

     Biodiversity in India

 

 

Biodiversity Resources – Biodiversity of Microbes, Fungi, Plants & Animals

http://aquanic.org

Aquaculture network information center. Aquanic is the gateway to the world’s electronic resources for aquaculture information.

 

http://dmoz.org/Science/Biology/Flora_and_Fauna

Dmoz – Open directory project on Flora & Fauna

 

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/biodiversity

Archival information for biodiversity.

 

http://research.microsoft.com/~andrehag/ecoinformatics.aspx

Ecosystems and biodiversity information.

 

http://species.enviiroweb.org

World species list – Animals, plants, microbes, fungi, fossils ….

 

www.biodiv.org

Convention on biological diversity.

 

www.cartage.org/lb/en/themes/sciences/zoology/EndangeredSpecies/EndangeredSpecies/Biodiversity....

Biodiversity and endangered species.

 

www.dsc.vic.gov.au

Dept. of sustainability & environment of Australia – Conservation and Environment, Fungi, Bacteria & Protozoa, more web links …

 

www.fao.org/gtos/tems/mod_div.jsp?div_PAGE=divlink.htm

Biodiversity information resources.

 

www.fieldmuseum.org/biodiversity

Biodiversity & conservation.

 

www.ftai.com/aqualculture.htm

Aquafacts, Aqualinks, Aquaculture and fish farming facts & figures.

 

www.greenfacts.org/biodiversity/1-3/8-millenium -ecosystem-assessment-6.htm

Scientific facts on biodiversity – what are the prospects for the 2010 target of reducing the rate of biodiversity loss?

 

www.greenfacts.org/biodiversity/links/index.htm

Biodiversity links.

 

www.idrc.ca/en/ev-59881-201-1-Do_Topic.html

Biodiversity resources, agricultural biodiversity and biotechnology, aquatic diversity, biodiversity meetings, medicinal plants and edible wild plants, tax anomic information . . . .

 

www.museums.org.za/bio

Biodiversity explorer – diversity of life in South Africa. Photo gallery . . . .

 

www.nysacs.cornetll.edu/ent/biocontrol/pathgens/path.html

Pathogens of insect and weed pest – Bacteria, virus, fungi, nematodes, protozoa and microsporidia, algae …

 

www.redpath-museum.mcgill.ca/Qbp/2.About%20Biodiversity/definition.htm

Components of biodiversity, classification, no. of species, patterns and processes of

biodiversity.

 

www.reefbase.org/dataphotos/dat_photos.asp

Photo gallery of coral reefs.

 

www.reefbase.org/resources/res_biodiversity.asp

Biodiversity statistics of coral, seagrass, mangrove, marine fish, reef fish species and lists

of the species.

 

www.scidev.net/ms/biofacts

Science & Development network – recent facts and figures on biodiversity.

 

www.sp2000.org

Species 2000 – indexing world’s known species of organisms on earth as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity.

Biodiversity Assessment

http://enrin.grida.no/biodiv/biodiv/pubs/wcmc2.htm

Biodiversity assessment programme – strategic development plan 1996-2000.  WCMC provides information services on conservation and sustainable use of the world’s living resources and helps others to develop information systems of their own.

 

www.amonline.net.au/systematics/faith5d.htm

Biodiversity and systematics – The BioRap biodiversity assessment and planning study for Papua New Guinea – environmental database development, papers on biodiversity conservation, phylogenetic inference, biological monitoring …..

 

www.dwlbc.sa.gov.au/biodiversity/trading/index.html

South Australian Biodiversity Assessment tool (SABAT) uses a GIS database and functions to allocate a Biodiversity Significance Score (BSS) to a patch of  native vegetation or revegetation.

 

www.globalamphibians.org

Global amphibians Assessment (GAA) is the first ever comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of the world known species of frogs, toads .

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www.icsu-scope.org/projects/cluster2/gmba.htm

Altitude referenced biological databases – a tool. for understanding mountain biodiversity is a rapid assessment process project with SCOPE Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) of Diversities.

 

www.iucn.org/themes/ssc/biodiversity_assessments/biodiv_assessments.htm

Biodiversity assessments and indicators work – amphibian, mammal, marine, freshwater biodiversity assessments.

 

www.wcmc.org.uk/species

Biodiversity assessment program – World conservation monitoring supports policy and active for the conservation and sustainable management of biological diversity ….

Bioindicators

http://biobasics.gc.ca/english/view.asp?x=740

What is a Bioindicator, uses and types, current research areas, sustainable development and bioindicators….

 

www.austmus.gov.au/terrestrial_ecology/research/bioindicators_frogs.htm

Frogs as bioindicators of environmental quality and change.

 

www.cresp.org/dcworkshop/posters/biomont2/biomont2.html

Biomonitoring and bioindicators for human and ecological health.

 

www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol1/iss2/art8/

Using ants as bioindicators – multiscale issues in ant community ecology.

 

www.epa.gov/bioiweb1/

Bioindicators of watershed health – US EPA. Special modules on coral reef bioindicators, seasonal pool bioindicator, statistical primer, photo library, aquatic biodiversity …..

 

www.esd.ornl.gov/programs/bioindicators/whatare.htm

What are bioindicators; concept and use; types and characteristics, design and use, major components of a bioassessment evaluation – biomarkers, bioindicators ……

 

www.marine.usf.edu/reefslab/foramcd/html_flies/titlepage.htm

Foraminifers as bioindicators …. In coral reef assessment and monitoring methods.

 

Bioactive compounds of Flora & Fauna

http://bnpce.utk.edu/facilities.htm

Bioactive Natural Products Center of Excellence.

 

www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/doc rep/005/Adoo2e/Adoo2Eo1.htm

FAO corporate document reposting, environmental aspects of aquaculture in the tropics and sub tropics, access to rainforests bioactive products …..

 

www.nio.org/projects/cgnaik/project_cgnaik.jsp

NIO – Bioactive molecules from marine environment.

 

www.poseidonsciences.com/shmrc.html

Sacred heart marine research center, Tuticorin.  Identification of bioactive substances from marine flora and fauna in South India …. and many other organisms known to produce bioactive compounds ….

 

www.scielo.cl/pdf/ejb/v2n2/art02.pdf

Medicinal plants: a re-emerging health aid. EJB v.2.n.2 Aug 15, 1999.

Environment Links

http://library.thinkquest.org/2878

Environmental impact on endangered animals.

 

www.envirolink.org

Environmental resources by topic.

 

www.ielnc.org/content/no101.htm

International environmental law research centre.

 

www.nerc.ac.uk/using/capability/results.asp?search_term-biodiversity

National environment research council – Biodiversity links.

 

Conservation Resources

 

http://forests.org

Forest conservation portal – conservation news, information retrieval tools.

 

www.cenbg.gov.an/cpbr

Centre for plant biodiversity research – Botanical research conservation, management and use of Australian flora.

 

www.consvn.org

Conservation international – conservation regions, strategies, programmes, e-news updates ….

 

www.eelink.net/EndSpp

Endangered species.

 

www.fieldmuseum.org

Biodiversity and conservation.

 

www.iucn.org/themes/ssc

World union conservation – Biodiversity assessment, red list for conservation practitioners, publications, specialist group.

 

www.unep-wcmc.org/Resources/ResCentre

Guidelines for biodiversity assessment and monitoring for protected areas, (Full text free).

(World Conservation Monitoring Centre).

 

www.wcmc.org.uk/cis

Species information, protected areas, forest information, marine & coastal resources and national biodiversity information.

 

Books and Articles on Biodiversity

http://darwin.bio.uci.edu/%7Esustain/bio65/Titlpage.htm

Biodiversity & Conservation – A Hypertext book. (Free)

 

http://isebindia.com

Environews – newsletter of International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB).

 

http://niwa.cri.nz/pubs/bu/01/bu-01.pdf

Biodiversity update – Quarterly biodiversity newsletter.

 

http://usinfo.state-gov/products/pubs/biodiv/why.htm

 

www.agrosbiotech.de/500/biodiv.htm

Free biotechnology magazine.

 

www.indiatogether.org/environment/biodiv.htm

Biodiversity articles

 

www.jbi.nhm.ku.edu

Biodiversity informatics – e-journals (peer reviewed open access journal)

 

www.jstor.org/journals/09679952.html

Biodiversity letters - Journal

 

www.medbioworld.com

Biodiversity and evolutionary biology journals.

 

www.nap.edu

National academics. Press – more than 3000 books online, free.

 

www.nap.edu/books/0309052270/html/index.html

Biodiversity II: understanding and protecting our biological resources (1997) – Free book.

 

www.nap.edu/books/030906581x/html

Perspectives on biodiversity: Valuing its role in an ever changing world (1999).

 

www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/briefing/biodiversity/index.htm

Briefing papers for students on biodiversity provided by UN based on the Millennium

Ecosystem Assessment.

 

www1.oecd.org/publications/e-book/9702021E.PD

Handbook of biodiversity valuation – a guide for policy maters.

 

Glossary

www.qc.ec.gc.ca/csl/glo/glo001_e.html

 

www.redlist.org/glossary.htm

 

Databases

http://biodiversity.org

BCIS – Biodiversity Conservation Information System.

 

http://plants.usda.gov

Plants database – information about vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts and lichens of the U.S.

and its territories, image gallery of 30,000 + plants …..

 

www.biomatnet.org/home/html

BioMatNet: Biological materials for Non-Food products

Database of Websites on renewable bioresources.

 

www.cnhp.colostate.edu/Projects/NSF/docs/workshop.html

Internet-based biodiversity databases workshop – an assessment of needs and tools, April 24-27, 2000.  Biodiversity databases, websites …

 

www.eti.uva.nl/tools/links/biodiversity.php

World biodiversity database links.

 

www.eti.uva.nl/tools/links/taxonomy.php

Taxonomy and online database.

 

www.FishBase.org

Fish database.

 

www.fishbase.org/photos/BestPhotos.cfm

Best photos in Fish Base.

 

www.gbif.org

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) – biodiversity database.

 

www.invasivespecies.info.gov/resources/databases.shtml

U.S. Department of Agri – Natural invasive species information center.  Databases related to invasive species…

 

www.reefbase.org/resources

Global information system on coral reefs, resources, status, threats, management, maps, photos and reference.

 

www.unep-wcmc.org/marine/GMAD

Global marine aquarium database, conventions & agreement, Resources, Habitat, protected areas.

 

www.unep-wcmc.org/species/index.htm

Species database.

 

Societies, Information Centers, Networks

 

http://biology.usgs.gov

U.S. Geological survey, Biological resources division.

 

http://isebindia.com

International society of environmental botanists.

 

http://www.esa.org

Ecological society of America.

 

www.biodiv.org

Convention on biodiversity.

 

www.biodiversityscience.org/xp/CABS/home

Center for Applied Biodiversity Science (CABS) at conservation international.

 

www.fws.gov

U.S. fish and wildlife service.

 

www.indian-ocean.org/support/datacent.htm

Data centers of Australia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran and India. National Marine Data Centres (NMDC) of India – Department of Ocean Development (DOD) has established NMDC in different institutes having expertise in very specialized areas …..

 

www.mcbi.org

Marine conservation Biology Institute.

 

www.nbn.org.uk

National Biodiversity Network (U.K).

 

www.nccnsw.org.au

Community biodiversity network.

 

Biodiversity in India

http://static.teriin.org/biodiv/biodiv.htm

 

http://static.teriin.org/biodiv/status.htm

India’s biodiversity – present status, hot sports threats to Indian biodiversity.

 

http://static.terrin.org/biodiv/issue.htm

biodiversity conservation – key issues, conservation strategies, community oriented approaches.

 

www.indiatogether.org/2006/apr/env-biodiv.htm

How can biodiviersity be protected?

 

www.jncasr.ac.in/bdu/jnc.html

A digitized inventory of plant resources of India…..

 

 

 

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