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Species by Geographic Location
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
GBIF is funded by world governments: "an international network and research infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth."
International Union for Conservation of Nature
IUCN is omposed of both government and civil society organisations. Maintains an endangered species list and also a list of species that are not endangered. They appear to update their lists yearly.
Global Mammal Assessment Programme
GMA has developed several global mammal data sets that are available for use through research collaborations. Affiliated with the University of Rome (a member of IUCN).
Interagency Taxonomic Information System
ITIS initially used National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) data but now uses multiple sources.
Catalogue of Life
COL's "aim is to collate the names of all species set in the context of a taxonomic hierarchy and of their distribution." Works in partnership with ITIS.
Other Web Sources
Free web site offering resources for the life sciences.
The Biology Project
Comprehensive database of resources about biology; includes links to problem sets and other learning tools. [Developed at the University of Arizona]
Catalog of Botanical Illustrations, Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution
Online catalog of botanical illustration from The Department of Botany of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.
Genome Map Viewer
National Center for Biotechnology Information site allows users to search and view genomic information by chromosomal position.
The Human Genome Project
Historical background information about the project, current research topics, educational materials and a discussion of associated ethical, legal, and social issues.
National Park Service: Nature & Science - Biology Resources
Includes ecosystem management, wildlife health and disease, invasive species management, and migratory birds.
Gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies.
A global network of tree diversity experiments, which provides research on the relation between tree species diversity and ecosystem functioning in major forest types around the world.