General Biology Websites
The EOL dynamically synthesizes biodiversity knowledge about all known species, including their taxonomy, geographic distribution, collections, genetics, evolutionary history, morphology, behavior, ecological relationships, and importance for human well being, and distribute this information through the Internet. It serves as a primary resource for a wide audience that includes scientists, natural resource managers, conservationists, teachers, and students around the world. We believe that the EOL's encompassing scope and innovation will have a major global impact in facilitating biodiversity research, conservation, and education.
The EOL staff is made up of scientists and non-scientists working from museums and research institutions around the world. We currently have 20 full time employees, but as this project grows, so will the EOL family.
The Animal Diversity Web is an online database and encyclopedia of animal natural history, built through contributions from students, photographers, and many others.
It is a rich and flexible resource designed both as an encyclopedia for exploring biodiversity and for use in formal, inquiry-based education.
E-Fauna BC is a biogeographic atlas of the wildlife of British Columbia that provides a centralized source of scientifically accurate information for use in conservation, education and research. Species covered range from mammals, birds, amphibians and fish to sea stars, sea cucumbers, insects and arachnids--and includes marine, freshwater, and terrestrial species.
E-Flora BC is a volunteer-driven GIS-based biogeographic atlas of the vascular plants, fungi, slime molds, algae, bryophytes and lichens of British Columbia that now includes more than 8,000 individual species pages as well as numerous information pages on a variety of biogeographic topics. E-Flora brings online available scientific resources on the flora of BC and combines these with new information to provide a centralized source of information for use in conservation, education and research. Because E-Flora is a "living" atlas, it is updated on an on-going, open-ended basis as new information becomes available.
An animated primer of 75 experiments that made modern genetics. The site is organized around key concepts. The science behind each concept is explained by: animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and links.