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Descriptions of the sites are linked by this graphic () to previously appearing daily descriptions. If that link failed in my monthly checking of the links, the following symbol will be shown instead (). Particularly authoritative sites are marked with an exclamation point ( - I am still in the process of adding these). All links were last checked on 9 June 1999 (Total links checked: 3015) by CyberSpyder Link Check. This month's entries are resting in a temporary file until the end of the month.

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Classroom-of-the-Net:
Elementary School (K-8 and K-12)
Evergreen Native Plant Database: Lesson Plans - K-12 nature-based lesson plans from Canada
Science Toys - a site celebrating the science around us, for K-8 and hobbyists
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) - K-12 resources including worksheets, experiments for the classroom, courses & kits, a Q&A section and newsletter
Science Netlinks - lesson plans, activities, reviewed web sites and learning goals for K-12
Lifestyles of the Extreme and Adapted - sample lesson plan for elementary and secondary education
Why do leaves change color in the Fall? - autumn coloration explained, with word jumbles, inquiry-based experiments
Natural Inquirer - PDF newsletter for grade 4 to 9 students; topics focus on forests, fire & the environment (teacher's guide available)
AskERIC: Lesson Plans in Botany - educational exercises using plants in the classroom
Growing Pains: Assessing the Complexities in Plant Growth and Reproduction - sample lesson plan for elementary and secondary education
Learning about the Rainforest - designed for grades 4-8, there are lessons, facts, references/links, student art, quizzes and Quicktime movies
Actionbioscience.Org - model educational site with articles and lessons on biodiversity, environment, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers and biology education
Energy and Recycling - everything you wanted to know about garbage, with kid's site, quizzes, statistics and links
Kid's Valley Webgarden - K-5 page on growing plants, understanding flowers, veggies, herbs, shrubs and more
Why do leaves change color in the Fall? - outreach effort of the NSF-ASU Photosynthesis Center
Photosynthesis, Energy and Life - an elementary school science site
Why Leaves Change Color - pigment changes and best conditions for viewing leaf coloration in the fall
Telegarden - robotic plant care over the Internet
The McIntosh Apple Development Poster - online poster, class exercises, web sites, history
The Mysterious Venus' Flytrap - how the carnivorous Venus flytrap captures insects
All About Plants - ThinkQuest Junior site on plants
Seeds of Change Garden - learn about seeds and growing plants
Ugly Bug Contest Home Page - insects, spiders and bugs viewed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
Insecta Inspecta World - questions and answers (FAQs) about entomology
Fun Facts about Fungi - kids' pages with games, puzzles and experiments
Why Leaves Change Color - pigment changes and leaf senescence in the fall
Science Projects on Music and Sound - why shouldn't music have an effect on plants
www.seabean.com - drift seeds from around the world
IPL Science Fair Project Resources Guide - a nice how-to-do site with useful links
SciEd: Science and Mathematics Education Resources - science education site with class activities & resources
The Charms of Duckweed - everything you wanted to know about duckweed, including classroom exercises for K-12 or college
Plants and Our Environment - ThinkQuest Junior site by fourth graders!
Great Plant Escape - grade school site with teacher's guide
Biology Lessons for Prospective and Practicing Teachers - Online lessons for teaching concepts of biology to students K-8.
Florida Plants Online - everything about Florida! good Young Naturalist's page
Access Excellence Activity Exchange - classroom exercises and multimedia mystery site
Jason Project - K-12 science education resource for teachers and students
The School Page: The Educator's Resource - for K-12, email educators, book reviews, links
ThinkQuest Library of Entries - Winning educational Web sites of 12-18 year old students
National Gardening Association's Kids and Classrooms - Classroom exercises
Center for Plant Conservation - Information, pictures, a quiz and strategies
Fun with Lichens - Database, images and species synoptic key
Tree World - Nice elementary tree site
ASU Photosynthesis Center - Explanations and exercises
Why Does Moss Only Grow on One Side of a Tree? - A child's Web site
Curious Kids Science Newsletter - A beginning site
kids page - Flowers and reproduction
Microscopy Resources for K-12 Education - Microscopy resources for kids
General Botany
Plants and their Structure - an online text - an anthology of some fine individual content sites largely featured before
WWF - Biomes and Biogeographical Realms - perhaps the best and most complete of the world biome sites with great precision for local ecoregions and lots of detail, lots of images
Ant Plants - plants with ants as tenants and caretakers, images of domatia, Myrmecodia and Hydnophytum
UBC Cell Biology Bio-Media Database - search engine-driven site featuring many microscopic images, specializing in cells
Amazing Plants Website - course and professional resources including families of flowering plants, study tips and a large link site
Botanical Society of America's Statement on Evolution - nicely written essay on plants and evolution by the BSA
Atlas of Plant Anatomy - image-based overview of cell & tissues, roots, stems, and leaves
Why do leaves change color in the Fall? - autumn coloration explained, with word jumbles, inquiry-based experiments
ExploreLearning: Photosynthesis - ecological physiological modeling of phtotosynthesis action spectrum, intensity and oxygen production
Pine (Gymnosperm) Life Cycle - sexual reproductive cycle of pines, Phylum Coniferophyta
Fern Life Cycle - reproductive cycle of ferns, Division Pteridophyta
Moss Life Cycle - sexual reproductive cycle of pines, Phylum Bryophyta
Secret Life of Mosses, Ferns, Flowers, Pines - instructional computer animations on plant life cycles
Basic Microscopy-An Important Skill for Plant Pathologists - what all students should know about microscopy
Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes, & Viruses - six kingdoms of life described, illustrated and explained, including functional and evolutionary relationships
Plant Development and Differentiation - introductory course on plant biology
Plant Diversity BIOL 266 - introduction to plant and allied phyla (older term: divisions) and the kingdom of life
Plant Hormones and Growth Regulatory Substances - information on plant hormones & biotechnological applications
Angiosperm Anatomy - Excellent introduction to plant anatomy of monocots and dicots
BOTANY Online - The Internet Hypertextbook - incredible online botany textbook
Why Leaves Change Color - pigment changes and best conditions for viewing leaf coloration in the fall
Worldbiomes.Com - aquatic, desert, forest, grasslands, and tundra are covered here
PlantCare.Com - growing plants and tips on how to care for them
CBCN Botanists-in-Training! - laboratory exercises, quizzes, information and cartoons of plant structures, including anatomy
The McIntosh Apple Development Poster - online poster, class exercises, web sites, history
The Mysterious Venus' Flytrap - how the carnivorous Venus flytrap captures insects
Plant Evolution - one-page summary on land plant evolution from algae to gymnosperms w/quiz
Cloud Forest Alive - a specialized biome in the tree canopy of the tropical rain forest
Pollination Lecture of ENT 2004 - insects and pollination, distance learning
Botany Online: The Hypertextbook - Botany Hypertextbook project from the University of Hamburg.
Plant Growth Substances - plant hormones, auxin, gibberellin, cytokinin, abscisic acid (ABA), ethylene
Seeds of Change Garden - learn about seeds and growing plants
Desert Botanical Garden - virtual tours of arid-adapted xerophytes
Botany: dealing with the unknown - Web Notes for an Introduction to Plant Biology.
Botany 1050: Introduction to Botany - full-featured intro site with online photographs, genetic code, "code cracker," measurement converter, EvolveIT simulation, geologic time chart
The Basic Principles of Genetics - Tutorials in Mendelian genetics, heredity, and Linnaean classification for the biological anthropologist.
Reed College - Bio 332 - Vascular Plant Diversity - images, interactive online quiz, species databases, Trees of Reed College
NATURE: The Seedy Side of Plants - television video & teaching resource
Simple, Common, and Interesting Molecules - water, chlorophyll, ▀-carotene, protein, DNA structures shown and more
Why Leaves Change Color - pigment changes and leaf senescence in the fall
Major Biomes of the World -Teaching module with maps and descriptions of eight world biomes.
Plant Biology at OSU Lima - Slide collection for teaching Plant Biology 101.
Great Lakes Diatoms - introduction to freshwater diatoms with numerous photomicrographs
Hypermedia Glossary Of Genetic Terms - genetic terms from Mendel to molecular biology are defined
The Last Straw: Plants and Water Stress - introductory tutorial with virtual lab and quizzes
Catalog of North American Bryophytes - mosses, liverworts and hornworts
Tropical Fruits - pictorial site covering mangos, coffee, bananas & much more
Botanical - quiz, medicinal and extraordinary plants, cartoon animations
Experimental Science Projects: An Intermediate Level Guide - an introduction to the scientific method
Anthophyta - Flowering Plants - online tutorial and overview of angiosperms
ENSIWEB - Evolution and Nature of Science - evolution and origin of life lesson plans
DNA From the Beginning - tutorial and reference material on molecular biology
Biology of Plants - Raven, Evert and Eichhorn - textbook companion site
AquaBotanic - aquatic and aquarium plants
Hypertextbook: Photosynthesis - primary productivity
Glycolysis - glucose pathways
Fun Science Gallery: Herbarium - plant collecting tutorial
World of Science: Mitosis - overview of nuclear and cell division
Omnicyber Plant Family Key - online taxonomic dichotomous key
Plant Molecular Biology - tutorials/essays on plant transformation, vocabulary, transgenic plants, DNA, genetics and more
Molecular Expressions: Mitosis - great one page summary
Biology of Horticulture - Q & A w/lab exercises relating to plant structure & function
Costa Rican Rain Forest Ecology Field Trip - slide show of tropical rainforest
The Tallest, Biggest and Oldest Trees - slide show for teaching
Joe Armstrong's Course Sites - economic botany photo essays on cassava, coir, paper, rubber
Why Study Plants? - introductory site
Visual Models of Morphogenesis - fractal algorithms and models of virtual lifeforms are presented with QT movies
Botany in the News! - articles from the national news media
Plants In Motion - QuickTime (QT) movies on phototropism, geotropism, nutation, flower opening, plant growth
Galleria Carnivora - carnivorous plants
Seed Germination Database
Albion College Vascular Plant Image Gallery - photographs, subdivision and family descriptions
Trees and Shrubs of Iowa State University - encyclopedic guide to midwest trees
Biological Foundations - Botany course materials for biology majors.
Biology Safety Information - Safe procedures for the biological laboratory.
Wealth of the Rainforest: Pharmacy to the World - database, links, images and articles on the Amazonian rainforest
Virtual Classroom - University of Connecticut WWW courses
Science and the Environment - news summary site
EnviroLink - Environmental Link site
Access Excellence Activity Exchange - classroom exercises and multimedia mystery site
Biology Review Index Page - review pages for microscopy, procaryotes & viruses, cells, cell division, fermentation & respiration, unicells & filaments, thalloid & vascular plants, seed plant reproduction, seed plant sporophytes, and the leaf and photosynthesis
Photosynthesis - overview with textbook images, a succinct review of chloroplasts, chlorophyll, light & action spectrum
BOTN201 - Taxonomy of Flowering Plants - class notes, virtual tours, useful lab exercises and notes at Texas A & M
Plants, People & the Environment - Model, full-featured website for introductory plant biology course, including online quizzes, grades, chat room, hot keys
Vegetative Characteristics Used in Taxonomy Keys - exercises and glossary of morphology terms for angiosperms
Reproductive Characteristics Used in Taxonomy Keys - exercises and glossary of morphology terms for angiosperms
Flowering Plant Reproduction - life cycles, angiosperms and flowers are introduced in this review
Fertilization and Fruits - gamete production, fertilization, embryogenesis and fruit production are introduced in this review
Virtual Forest - CD-ROM model site for virtual reality of forest ecology and tree identification
Web Molecular Biology Exercises - online tutorial / quiz for learning DNA dogma
PBIO 100 - General Botany for Non-Majors - Model Intro Botany Course Web site
Tree World - Nice elementary tree site
Dendrology Page (FNR 225) - Identify twigs and shrubs, dictionary
Fun with Lichens - Database, images and species synoptic key
Do Plants Feel Pain? - Essay from Usenet
Introduction to Tomatoes - Illustrated FAQ mainly about tomato development and structure (Lycopersicum esculentum)
Center for Plant Conservation - Information, pictures, a quiz and strategies
How Corn Grows - Illustrated developmental program of corn, Zea mays
Basic Classification of Fruits of Flowering Plants (Angiosperms) - Intro level description of fruit formation, types and dispersal - no connect 6/9/99
The C-Fern - A Plant for Teaching and Research - Use of Ceratopteris fern as a model system for reproduction
Essential Elements for Plant Growth - Mineral nutrition in plants
A Study of Plant Anatomy - Course notes for structural botany
Seeds of Life - multimedia introduction to seeds
HCS 300 - General Plant Biology - at Ohio State
Missouri Botanical Garden - Research, education, images, virtual tours, floras, databases
Bio 332 Biology of Plants - at East CT State
A botanical fruit collection - Clickable map and identifications
Trees of the Pacific Northwest
FAQs about Tree and Shrub Care
Biology Hypertextbook Chapters - Good intro chapters on cells, chemistry, DNA
Wayne's Word - Natural history & plant trivia
PLB143: Evolution of Crop Plants
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) - Fast plants
Wisconsin Fast Plants
Botany Herbals - Historical botanical books
Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
Exploring Biodiversity - introduces major concepts of biodiversity at AP-high school or introductory college level
National Drought Mitigation Center - excellent resource for understanding complexities of drought
Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA) - imporant monographs and publications in the history of agriculture research
International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) - detailed information about techniques for retaining biodiversity and FAQs on growing economic plant crops
FAO Document Repository - free, authorative, online publications of the FAO (start with the term 'agricultural' if you are lost)
Transgenic Crops: An Introduction and Resources Guide - overview of history, techniques, regulation, risks, concerns and news about transgenic GMO crops
Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment and Wildlife Habitat - USEPA case studies of functioning treatment wetlands.
Riparian Enhancement on Sloughs - Stream stabilization with plantings and other best management practices.
Biological Control of Pests and Weeds - integrated pest management avoiding pesticides and insecticides
AgriSurf! The Farmers Search Engine - web link site for farming
Live Fences - The use of plant species as living fences in tropical agriculture.
North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station - germplasm analysis and characterization, pest assessment
Rot Web Home Composting Information site - a how-to guide
Corn Grower's Guidebook - everything about maize
Tissue Culture in the Home Kitchen - Instructions for tissue culture in the home kitchen. - page removed 9/7/00
Agricultural Network Information Center - online references for plant information
Seed Germination Database
Agroforestry - sustainable tree agriculture
HCS 600 - Quality, Ethics, and the Global Environment
Ecology
Conservation Plant Identification Tools and Guides from USDA - two pocket ID guides for plant conservation--one emphasizing herbaceous plants; the other emphasizing trees and shrubs
Ecological Site Information System (ESIS) - includes the Ecological Site Description (ESD) and the Ecological Site Inventory (ESI)
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center - site includes a wealth of fact sheets on prairies and specific issues of prairie ecology
Canada Centre for Remote Sensing - satellite resources, imagery, climatic, geodetic surveys, an atlas and geographical data on Canada
Drosera-X - urban ecology information on many native topics, plant lists, and print references
Prairie Frontier - wildflowers and prairie grasses
Virtual Field Herbarium - promotes constructing field guides to document current diversity and support sustainable development
Louisiana Ecosystems & Plant Identification: An Interactive Virtual Tour - plants and 360° images of wetland and upland habitats of Southern Forest with detailed pages on about 200 plants
Sonoran Desert Museum - Phoenix based museum with web sites on deserts and particularly spring blooms of wildflowers
Strange Days on Planet Earth - PBS show on environmental issues and global change topics including invaders, temperature change, predators and water quality
Eco-Portal - The EnvironmentalSustainability.Info Source - collects info and news feeds on ecology and global sustainability
Climate Ark - Climate Change Portal - news consolidator for global change news stories
Southwest Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse - invasive plant site for the US Southwest
UNESCO World Heritage Center - nearly 800 788 natural and cultural places are given protection through international recognition of their importance
EPA: Earth Day - historical and current information about Earth Day observations
Gecko GrassWorlds - parameter-rich PC software simulating predation conflict in grasslands
Kurtz-Fernhout Software: Garden with Insight - free PC software that simulates garden conditions for many parameters
Gecko Woods - parameter-rich PC software simulating competition and predation in a Northeast US forest
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment - UN sanctioned study of >1500 authors indicate worsening ecological conditions
WWF - Biomes and Biogeographical Realms - perhaps the best and most complete of the world biome sites with great precision for local ecoregions and lots of detail, lots of images
Figs and Fig Wasps - biology of the fig wasp and its relationship with the pollination and fertilization of figs
Frog Calls - studying decline of frog populations in the wild and our neighborhoods
Ant Plants - plants with ants as tenants and caretakers, images of domatia, Myrmecodia and Hydnophytum
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) - resources, information and strategies for managing invasive non-native species of the Pacific region
Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project (HEAR) - resources, photographs and strategies to manage invasive non-native species of Hawaii
Canadian Arctic Resources Committee - scientific information on development and sustainability in the arctic
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - proponent of equitable and ecologically sustainable environmental policies worldwide
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - critically endangered, threatened and vulnerable species
Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes - promotes establishment of native plant communities through education and local chapters
Vegetation and Flora of Pitcairn Islands - a World Heritage site containing research and images on this biodiversity hotspot
MBG Research: Photo Essays - 15 photo essays on field sites around the world including South America, Africa, China, Georgia
SimForest - software predicting the behavior of a virtual forest under different species composition, global warming, etc.
Bats, Bees, and Brazil Nut Trees - plants, floral structure, reproductive strategies, pollination of Lecythidaceae in the Amazon rainforest
Biflora - database on the flora of the island of Hainan, China, a biodiversity hotspot
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - A Special Report by Arctic Circle - well-balanced academic site on resources, opportunities and perspectives concerning oil exploration of the ANWR
SERPIN: Southeastern Rare Plant Information Network - botanical data, literature, other resources relating to state or federal listed threatened or endangered plants
ExploreLearning: Photosynthesis - ecological physiological modeling of phtotosynthesis action spectrum, intensity and oxygen production
ARKive - Images of Life on Earth - archive of biological images, particularly endangered and threatened species
Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program - metadatabase including mapping, literature, links, documents and photographs
Global Forest Science - Research Projects - conservation and diversity oriented research organization providing some research support for studies in Canada and the US
Biodiversity Hotspots - 25 hotspots containing 44% of plant species
Floralp - information platform of plant ecology in European mountain systems - an ecological metadatabase
Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants - APIRS database, extensive image and drawing collections, encyclopedic information on aquatic plants
NOVA: Deep Sea Invasion - a marine alga presents a classic example of the danger of invasive species
Actionbioscience: Biodiversity - essays on diversity, biopiracy, endangered species, microorganisms
How to Go Ancient-Forest-Free - A Markets Initiative - developing sustainable alternatives to harvesting old-growth forests
The Last of the Last: The Old-Growth Forests of Boreal Europe - PDF brochure about the taiga or boreal forest (67pp, 2.4MB)
Taiga Rescue Network - resources about the boreal forest
Grow Native! - plant growth information, info sheets on nature
PlantWatch Canada - a national effort coordinating volunteers and professionals observing environmental change
Tropilab Inc. - free information on plants from the Amazon rainforest in Surinam; sells seed
Practical Guide to Mycorrhiza - introductory site about plant root-fungus symbiotic relationships
MossCam Project - a study of drying mosses
James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve - donated natural area near UC-Riverside for use in education
EPA Global Warming Site: Climate Change Education Resource Database - access to numerous government reports and information
New Zealand Trust for Conservation Volunteers - an organization that mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to restoration efforts
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) - treaty to regulate rare plants
CAEDYM: Computational Aquatic Ecosystem Dynamics Model - ecological modeling site
Postcode Plants Database - native plants and associated fauna of the United Kingdom
Wildflowers In Bloom - images, maps and growing tips for planting North American wildflowers
The Invasive Plants Fact Book - handbook of assorted facts on invasive plants
San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project - how to control cordgrass species
Invasive and Exotic Species of North America - invasive plants and biological control agents are indexed and illustrated
Images of Dry Tropical Habitat - images from Argentina, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Namibia, Oman and Somalia
Life at High Temperatures - bacteria and cyanobacteria in hot springs, streams, geysers, pool and their role in biotechnology
Discover Life - educational site
Curriculum Guide for the Climate Impacts Map - activities for exploring global warming
Exploring Biodiversity - introduces major concepts of biodiversity at AP-high school or introductory college level
Yellowstone Ecological Research Center - sponsoring education and research activities at Yellowstone National Park
Rare, Endangered and Vulnerable Plants of the Republic of Georgia - species list with habitats, geographic distribution and occasional photos
Nature Conservancy Carribean Island Metadata - vegetation maps of Carribean islands from GIS data
Native Plant Information Network - useful resources for finding, buying, selecting and growing native plants; finding local native plant organizations & societies
National Estuary Program - US initiative to address the marine-freshwater interface
Invasive Plants of Natural Habitats in Canada - biology and ecology of invasive plants and alien weed control
California Wildlife and Habitat Data Analysis Branch - threatened and endangered plants, guidelines for assessment, exhaustive California natural community and habitat database
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - resource for growing native plants and land restoration
ETI's World Biodiversity Database - databases to species, taxonomists and molecular biology resources
Centres of Plant Diversity: The Americas - information and identification of regions of special plant diversity in the New World
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden - plants and animals of the Australian outback
Deserts: Geology and Resources - answers major questions on how deserts form, effect of atmospheric conditions, desertification
Neotropical Grassland Conservancy - organization dedicated to studying grassland ecosystems throughout Latin America
National Drought Mitigation Center - excellent resource for understanding complexities of drought
Noxious, Invasive, and Alien Wetland Species - FAQ on recognizing/mitigating aggressive species
Kudzu - The Vine - overtaking trees, equipment, houses, barns
Botany in the Subantarctic - subarctic island studies, abstracts & research projects by University of Queensland
Checklist of Software for Field Biologists - links for software for databases, collections, indexing and much more
Hendrix Online Photos - Desert and Rocky Mountain wildflowers, to Mountain View experimental gardens - lots of images
ReThink Paper - reduce, reuse, recycle, use non-wood fibers
Worldbiomes.Com - aquatic, desert, forest, grasslands, and tundra are covered here
EPA ECOTOX Database System - database of toxicologically active chemicals on plants
Peatlands Around the World - Bogs and fens of Ireland and of the world.
National Eutrophication Management Program - Factors contributing to eutrophication in Australian waterbodies and estuaries.
Florida Forestry Information - Information on forest trees and forest ecosystems of Florida.
Duke University Wetand Center Everglades Field Trip - Description of the everglades and current problems with its restoration.
Friends of the Everglades - Website of Friends of the Everglades conservation organization.
University of Illinois at Springfield Prairie Project - information on history, restoration and biodiversity of a tall grassland prairie
Palmyra Atoll - Rainforest at Sea - high bandwidth site on a remote atoll in the Pacific Ocean
Wetland Plants and Plant Communities of Minnesota and Wisconsin - classification of bogs, marshes, swamps, floodplain forests, with plant list and descriptions
Earth Day 2001 - history of Earth Day and impressive links on environmental issues
Weeds Gone Wild: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas - threat & impact of invasive alien plants on the native flora, fauna and ecosystems
DesertUSA - plant essays on desert adaptation, images, and species information
Mesquite: A modular system for evolutionary analysis - programs for graphical interpretation of phylogenetic data
National Library for the Environment (NLE) - Congressional reports, position papers, major environmental portal
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Compendium - comprehensive site on Northwoods and boreal forest, featuring flora, fauna, geography
Plants of the Northwoods - images and descriptions of trees, shrubs, herbs, fern allies, mosses, lichens & liverworts
ClimateTrend.Com - thermal trends and temperature changes from 1900
Land Use History of North America (LUHNA) - pilot projects on past and present patterns of vegetation
Global Invasive Species Database - information about weedy & nuisance species that replace native plants & animals
Mycorrhizas Webpage - encyclopedic site on plant-associated fungi or mycorrhizae
Boreal Forest - course on wetland ecology of northern woods
NOAA Climate Prediction Center - encyclopedic site on long-term weather and climate change
Cloud Forest Alive - a specialized biome in the tree canopy of the tropical rain forest
Aquatic Plant Control Support Operations Center - Government information on aquatic invasive species management.
Vegetation of Mt Field National Park and the South-West Tasmania Wilderness Area - illustrations and ecology of an Australian park
Kelp Forest and Rocky Subtitle Habitats - ecological reports on flora & fauna of kelp beds
Kelp Forests - taxonomy, ecology and succession of kelp beds
Forests of British Columbia - tree images, habitat, economic uses, identification information given
Plant Diversity at Bullshoals Field Station - wildflower plant images and habitat database
America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2000 - threatened rivers of the US
Western Australian Seagrass Web Page - marine biology-related angiosperm site
Desert USA Flora - images and data on common arid plants of North America
Threatened Plants of the World - rare, endangered, vulnerable, and extinct plants
Resources Inventory Committee Standards - Canadian government manuals on collection of field data and sampling procedures.
Saltcedar Management and Riparian Restoration Workshop - Biology and ecology of Saltcedar (Tamarix) in the U.S.
Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment and Wildlife Habitat - USEPA case studies of functioning treatment wetlands.
Desert Botanical Garden - virtual tours of arid-adapted xerophytes
Allelopathy Research at the University of Savoie - Introduction to Allelopathy and experiments with Picea abies.
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk - Plants threatening Pacific Island ecosystems.
On the Prairie: Prairie Resources and Games - a game, photo gallery, distribution and species of this ecosystem
Major Biomes of the World -Teaching module with maps and descriptions of eight world biomes.
National Wetlands Research Center Education - Lesson plans and teaching guides for wetlands ecology.
State Lists of Endangered Species Under Fish and Wildlife Service Jurisdiction - U.S. and Virgin Islands endangered plants and animals listed by state.
Arid Lands Information Center -Information on the scientific and human aspects of desert life.
Mangrove Replenishment Initiative - reforestation in Florida
Rocky Mountain Rare Plants - Alpine Seeds - seed catalogs, germination information
WWF Climate Change Campaign - global warming evidence
State of the World's Forests - forest resources by country with distribution maps
Everglades Field Trip - Summary of the hydrology, biology, geology, and restoration of the Florida Everglades.
Rot Web Home Composting Information site - a how-to guide
Canadian Botanical Conservation Network - newsletter, invasive & endangered species, seed gene bank
Reforestation, Nurseries and Genetic Resources - resource for finding seed & growing trees
Great Lakes Environment - photo essays, information about monitoring the environment
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna - international polar reserach initiative
A Manual of California Vegetation - vegetation types, ecotypes, communities
Rangeland Plant Communities of the West - range management course site with tutorial
Pfiesteria piscicida Page - environmental danger from a toxic dinoflagellate
Endangered Species Home Page - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The United States Salinity Laboratory -USDA publications and databases on salt tolerancy, soils and pesticides.
INVADERS Database System - invading exotic species of the Northwest US
Harmful Algae Page
Lick Creek Park - a virtual tour
Mycorrhiza Information Exchange Web Site - bibliography of fungi, hosts & symbiosis
Southwest Exotic Plant Mapping Program - invading noxious weed species
Cartographic Links for Botanists - plant distribution maps & tools from different states, regions, countries
TerraServer: The World's Largest Database - satellite imagery, remote sensing
National Atlas of the United States of America - maps of every state
A Decade of Forest Health in Canada - Studies of air pollution and forest decline in Canada.
Why Owens Lake is Red! - Halophilic organisms in salt lakes and playas.
Botanique -Nursery producer of bog plants providing care sheets online.
Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference on Hazardous Waste Research - Papers and abstracts concerning bioremediation of hazardous waste.
Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps - encyclopedic set of map links, including fossils
The John Muir Exhibit - Sierra Club site commemorating Muir
The Chemical Defenses of Higher Plants - plant-animal interactions, allelopathy
INRA Scientific Database Servers - links, databases, DNA, mychorrhizae, insects
Science and the Environment - news summary site
EnviroLink - Environmental Link site
The Nature Conservancy - conservation organization, library, report card on endangered species
Plants in the Hawaiian Environment - Botany 130 - Hawaiian flora and man's impact on it
World Resources Institute - encyclopedic site with facts on ecology, conservation and the environment
Plants, People & the Environment - Model, full-featured website for introductory plant biology course, including online quizzes, grades, chat room, hot keys
Gaia Forest Conservation Archives - great links site for ecology and the environment
International Canopy Network (ICAN) - home of the Canopy listserv, resources on the forest canopy - no connect 10/3/98, 4/30/99, 6/9/99
Environmental Resources Information Network (ERIN) - Australian site with documents, databases, and a newsletter
Amazing Environmental Organization Web Directory - Directory & database to environmental biology resources
Arid Lands Newsletter - semi-annual online newsletter on desertification
The Need to Know - Ecology and Environment - resources on ecology and the environment
Endangered Species Home Page - Database, newsletter and the laws
Rainforest Action Network - How the rainforest is being changed and what to do about it
Plants of the New Jersey Pinelands (Pine Barrens) - virtual tour and photo site
Center for Plant Conservation - Information, pictures, a quiz and strategies
The Amazing Story of Kudzu - Ecological plague of the South, US
Indigenous Trees of Gauteng - High plateau in South Africa
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden - Native Australian fungus threatens their non-native species
BIOPAK -- Software for Computing Plant Biomass - FTP and FAQs
Craig's Juicy Native Grass Gossip & Research - information on native grasses
Ecology Simulation Server - Online computer simulations
HCS 600 - Quality, Ethics, and the Global Environment
Tree Education - basics of tree biology
Types of Forests - biome oriented view
Ecology and Trees - hydrological cycle and greenhouse effect)
Nitrogen Fixation and Legumes - nitrogen cycle and role of Rhizobium
Plants for a Future
Horticulture
Crop Nutrient Tool - nutrients used and needed to grow selected crops
Plant Fact Sheets - basic information on plants from USDA/ARS in North Carolina
The Magic of Growing Native Australian Plants - tips and techniques for starting plants from seed, cuttings, grafts
Hort 400 Autotutorials - Techniques in commercial crop plant propagation.
Horticulture and Crop Science in Virtual Perspective - Index to web-assisted courses in Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University.
Technology of Horticulture - grafting and propagation of plants, w/ lab exercises
Taxonomy of Landscape Plants - nomenclature & identification site with database of ornamental plants; useful taxonomic links
Hort Digest - Online magazine of tropical horticulture.
Seed Germination Database
Ohio State University Extension VegNet - information on vegetable crops, including tomatoes, potatoes, pumpkins
PLANT PATHOLOGY on the World Wide Web - mini-course on plant pathology & plant diseases with case studies
Introduction to Tomatoes - Illustrated FAQ mainly about tomato development and structure (Lycopersicum esculentum)
Online Courses at Ohio State University
HCS 210 - Discovering Horticulture
HCS 300 - General Plant Biology
HCS 560 - Computers in Horticultural Management
HCS 600 - Quality, Ethics, and the Global Environment
Introductory Cell Biology
EFB530 Plant Physiology - a course site presenting concise overviews of many topics including cells, photosynthesis, respiration, function, behavior, hormones and transformation
Kyrk: Cell Biology Animations - animations cell biology topics, including movies on cell anatomy, organelles, membranes, diffusion, glycolysis, photosynthesis, nucleic acids, mitosis and more
Carnegie Plant Cell Imaging - Quicktime movies, protocols and articles on molecular imaging with fluorescent probe constructs, transformation and confocal microscopy, featuring mitosis, organelles, microtubules and more
Cell Biology Education - quarterly online publication, providing features, articles, essays and announcements for life science educators
BIODIC Image Gallery - gallery of over 1000 scanning and transmission electron microscopic images of plants, chloroplasts, mitochondria, Golgi etc.
Multiscopic Cell - an introduction to the structure of the cell
http://www.sciam.com/explorations/2001/111901nucleus/ - models for the origin of the nucleus of the cell
DNA Learning Center - summer workshops for middle and high school students and teachers, genetics, eugenics and DNA resources
DNA from the Beginning - tutorial, quizzes and animated concepts of genetics
Biology4Kids: Cells - introduction to basic cell structure and organelles, like chloroplasts, mitochondria, nuclei
Web Atlas of Cellular Structures Using Light and Confocal Microscopy - organelle & subcellular images, including cytoskeleton (actin & microtubules), nucleus, mitosis
Cellupedia - model introductory site on cell biology, with news, glossary, messageboards
Plant Tissue Culture Information Exchange - information about micropropagation, chimeras, protoplasts, somatic embryogenesis
The Fundamental Unit of Life - Tutorial on the cell, its structure, components, and biochemistry.
Bio-Tech - New page location for Bio-Tech Online Resouces.
The Biology Project - interactive online tutorials for Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Mendelian Genetics, Immunology, Chemicals and Human Health, Developmental and Molecular Biology
Protein Synthesis - tutorial, mRNA, ribosome, translation
Principles of Protein Structure - online tutorial on preparation of polypeptides and proteins
Cytochemistry Web Page - resource for cell biology
Cell Biology Topics - Online text with self-quizzes
Cyberbotanica: Plants and Cancer Treatments - medicinal plants, chemicals and a challenging online quiz
Metabolic Plant Physiology - covers nitrogen, sulfur and secondary metabolic pathways; also links for plant biochemistry
Cell Biology Laboratory Manual - Remarkably complete multi-level lab tutorial/manual
Biology Hypertextbook Chapters - Text with emphasis on cell biology
Virtual Plant Cell - Clickable plant cell
A typical plant cell - Clickable map and explanations
Biology 10 Supplemental Readings - no connect 6/9/99
Plant Anatomy
M. Blinnikov's Phytolith Gallery - numerous images in light and scanning electron microscopy
Plants and their Structure - an online text - an anthology of some fine individual content sites largely featured before
Plant Anatomy CD Support Site - contains numerous quizzes, study aids, botany in the news and dynamic botanical cartoons
Phyllotaxis - applets, illustrations, discussions, exercises and research papers on leaf positioning from a botanical and mathematical perspective
UBC Cell Biology Bio-Media Database - search engine-driven site featuring many microscopic images, specializing in cells
Plant Anatomy Lab Support Materials - microscopy images of traditionally covered plant anatomy topics
Plant Cell Biology on CD - confocal and electron microscope images of plant cell organelles and tissues
Virtual Crops: Grape - Vitis vinifera - seasonal development, fruit production and diseases and pests of grapes are featured
Atlas of Plant Anatomy - image-based overview of cell & tissues, roots, stems, and leaves
Manual of Leaf Architecture - definitive guide to the diversity of angiosperm leaf structure
Plant Anatomy BIO 311 - lab manual, review images, and glossary
Photographic Atlas of Plant Anatomy - 53 topics and numerous microscopic images are featured
Angiosperm Anatomy - Excellent introduction to plant anatomy of monocots and dicots
An Introduction to Microscopy: Botany - interesting feature essays on structure-function and adaptations
How A Soybean Plant Develops - everything you wanted to know about growing soybeans
Plant Anatomy and Physiology Revision Course - photomicrographs of major plant organs & structures, featuring xylem, phloem, major cell and tissue types, shoot apex, stem, leaf, root
Atlas of Plant Anatomy - Atlas de Anatomia Vegetal - innovative collecion of microscopic images of leaves, roots and stems
Plant Biology Images - photomicrographic and macrographic images of microscopic images
CBCN Botanists-in-Training! - laboratory exercises, quizzes, information and cartoons of plant structures, including anatomy
Megasporogenesis & Megagametogenesis in Lilium - meiosis, megaspores, embryo sac development and fertilization
Microsporogenesis & Microgametogenesis in Lilium - meiosis, microspores and pollen development
Methods in Plant Histology - microtechnique resource for preparing plant tissues emphasizing paraffin technique
Mycorrhizas Webpage - encyclopedic site on plant-associated fungi or mycorrhizae
Web Atlas of Cellular Structures Using Light and Confocal Microscopy - organelle & subcellular images, including cytoskeleton (actin & microtubules), nucleus, mitosis
Virtual Crops: Virtual Cotton Anatomy Home Page - photographs, drawings and micrographs of Gossypium
Virtual Crops: Virtual Rice Anatomy Home Page - photographs of Oryza stems, leaves, roots and reproduction
Land of the Glandular Trichomes - interesting images from the Lamiaceae
Developmental Plant Anatomy - emphasis on transport, phloem-loading, plasmodesmata, apical growth and tissue systems
Virtual Plant - tutorial on plant anatomy with excellent photomicrographs
Sieve tubes in action - phloem structure
Virtual Plant Cell - photographs and drawings of a plant cell
Biology of Horticulture - Q & A w/lab exercises relating to plant structure & function
Microscopy: The Tree Collection - microscopic wood sections and information
Vegetative Characteristics Used in Taxonomy Keys - exercises and glossary of morphology terms for angiosperms
Reproductive Characteristics Used in Taxonomy Keys - exercises and glossary of morphology terms for angiosperms