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Featured Sites in Biology
Link to Kid's Corner. Icon shows a leaf.

USGS siteKid's Corner
Understand ongoing changes in land cover and land use.


Link to the Learning Room. Icon shows a raccoon.

USGS siteThe Learning Room
Designed especially for mid-elementary-school-aged kids and up. Learn about all kinds of biologically related subjects, like hummingbirds, plants, and endangered species.


Link to Pachamama: Our Earth, Our Future. Icon shows an illustrated lion.

USGS sitePachamama: Our Earth, Our Future
Establish a personal relationship with the Mother Earth and care for her.



USGS site Alaska Biological Science Research
Provide biological information and research findings to resource managers, policymakers, and the public to support sound management of biological resources and ecosystems in Alaska.

USGS site USGS Biological Resources Division
Page links to programs, publications, photo galleries, and more.

USGS site Center for Biological Informatics
Facilitates access to and application of biological information.

USGS site The Learning Room
Designed especially for mid-elementary-school-aged kids and up. Learn about all kinds of biologically related subjects.

USGS site Land Use History of North America
How do environmental changes effects our future habitability and living quality.

USGS site Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center
Study of wildlife and ecosystems in Hawaii.

USGS site Endangered Ecosystems of the United States: A Preliminary Assessment of Loss and Degradation
Report declines of natural ecosystems in the United States.

USGS site Diversity and Abundance of Insects

USGS site Status and Trends of the Nation's Biological Resources
Summary of the status and trends of our nation's biological resources.

USGS site Natural Processes
A report about biological diversity and heterogeneity. Contains photos.

USGS site Nonindigenous Species
Discusses the issue of invasion by nonindigenous species.

USGS site The Center for Integration of Natural Disaster Information
Provides real-time information about various hazards.

USGS site Coasts in Crisis
Teach young kids about corals, wetlands, and hurricanes.

USGS site Navassa Island: A Photographic Tour
Several thematic photographic tours of the Caribbean island of Navassa, compiled from photographs.

USGS site Pachamama: Our Earth - Our Future
Teach kids to learn to establish a personal relationship with our Mother, the Earth, and to care for her in the same way that we do for our friends and family.

USGS site Climatic Impacts
Climatic variability can potentially affect the ecosystems, landscape, water resources, and society of the Southwest. Papers in this section examine aspects of these potential impacts.

USGS site Potential Effects of Global Change on Bats
Study on why bats are declining in population.

USGS site USGS South Florida Ecosystem / Kids’ Corner
Games, photos, and dictionary for kids.

USGS site Books & Other Publications
These pages contain listings of online USGS books, reports, and pamphlets.

USGS site USGS Geology in Parks
Learn geology basics from touring the national parks.

USGS site Scientists in Action
News about careers in the natural sciences -- from mapping the planets to sampling the ocean floor, from protecting wildlife to forecasting volcanic eruption.s

USGS site Media for Science
Photo collections of maps, natural disasters, and activities at the USGS.

USGS site Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Contains abundant information about coasts, beaches, storms, and marine life.

USGS site Monitoring Grizzly Bear Populations using DNA
Reports field methods and results of using DNA to monitor bear populations in the Glazier National Park.

USGS site USGS by State
Find geological, biologcial, mineral, and water information; also maps and streamflow of each State of U.S.

USGS site South Florida Information Access
Provides geological and biological information for the South Florida region.

USGS site South Florida Virtual Tour
View beautiful habitat, plants, and animals of South Florida.

USGS site Ask-a-Geologist
Get your geological questions answered by geologists

USGS site Hazards Fact Sheets
Documentations and reports of natural disasters.

USGS site The Whooping Crane Report
Regularly updated reports on breeding whooping cranes.

USGS site Sea Birds Photo Gallery
View photos of sea birds.

USGS site Midcontinent Ecological Science Center
Contains articles on scientific researches and education pages for kids.

USGS site Links to Bat Web Sites

USGS site FrogWatch USA
Frogwatch USA is a frog-and-toad monitoring program for amateurs and scientists alike coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey Biological Resources Division at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.

USGS site Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Information for wildlife managers, scientists, and the public on natural-resource issues and biota of the North American Great Plains.

USGS site North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations
Information on the issue of malformed amphibians, including a current map of the situation in the United States and Canada, and current literature and news articles.

USGS site What do the malformations of amphibians look like?
Photos that illustrate different types of abnormalities and malformations on amphibians, such as frogs and lizards.

USGS site Postcards From the Prairie
Send beautiful wildlife e-cards with real stamps!

USGS site Agate Fossil Beds
Produced by National Park Service's Division of Publication, this book provides a glimpse of that time, long before the arrival of man, when now-extinct creatures roamed the land which we know today as Nebraska.

USGS site House Bat Management
Describes batproofing techniques that will provide effective and acceptable alternatives for dealing with house bat problems and hazards.

USGS site An Introduction to Ants
Informative article on the ecology of ants.

USGS site Eastern Bluebird
Provides an introduction to the habitat requirements of the eastern bluebird and is designed to assist in the development of a comprehensive bluebird management plan.

USGS site North Dakota Prairie
A brief history of native prairie in North Dakota and information on programs and agencies concerned with its preservation.

USGS site Northeast Wetland Flora Field Office Guide to Plant Species
See illustrated glossary and more than 200 hundred species with detailed description and photos.

USGS site Southern Wetland Flora - Field Office Guide to Plant Species
Contains illustrated glossary and hundreds of detailed species descriptions with photographs.

USGS site Attracting Wildlife to Your Back Yard
A guide for homeowners who want to make their surroundings more attractive to wildlife.

USGS site Estimated Costs of Maintaining a Recovered Wolf Population
A cost comparison of maintaining a wolf population in Minnesota at levels.

USGS site Caterpillars of Eastern Forests
Includes species descriptions, life cycle and morphology information, and tips on photographing, rearing, collecting, and preserving specimens of many caterpillars living in forests of the eastern United States.

USGS site Caterpillars of Pacific Northwest Forests and Woodlands
A field guide to caterpillars commonly found in forests and woodlands of the Pacific Northwest, including sections describing the natural history, nomenclature, identification keys, and details for collection and preservation of specimens.

USGS site Grasslands
Features several animals and plants dependent on native grassland and provides insight into the relationship between remaining native grassland and biological resources.

USGS site Biological Control of Leafy Spurge
nformation on a major biological control program to combat the spread and reduce infestations of the aggressive, exotic perennial weed known as leafy spurge.

USGS site Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands
Informs on the moth's life cycle, species, and habitat. Includes photo of species.

USGS site Songbirds of North Dakota
Includes color photos, distributions and descriptive information on selected songbirds in North Dakota.

USGS site Butterflies of North America
Contains species photo gallery, information, and maps as to where butterflies appear.

USGS site Butterflies of North America
View over 500 photos of butterflies and species descriptions.

USGS site Moths of North America
Know more about moths, what they look like, where they live, and how they live.

USGS site Glossary of Bird Conservation Terms
Provide standard definitions for many of the terms used in avian conservation biology.

USGS site Snow Goose Population Problem
A three part series on the problems associated with overpopulation of snow geese in North America.

USGS site Western Wetland Flora
Field guide containing color photographs, line drawings, distinquishing features, range maps, and textual descriptions for 300 species of wetland plants that live in the western U.S.

USGS site Northern Prairie Biological Resources
List of information on the biotic resources of the Great Plains for decisionmakers, resource managers, scientists, and the public.

USGS site Assessing Breeding Populations of Ducks by Ground Counts
Methodology used to estimate annual abundance of breeding duck pairs on study areas in the prairie parklands and grasslands of southern Canada.

USGS site National Wildlife Health Center
Resource site for materials related to wildlife health research and the functions of the National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC).

USGS site West Nile Virus
Check out latest reports, preventions, and activity maps of West Nile Virus.

USGS site National Wetlands Research Center
Ecological study of wetlands in the U.S.; includes programs for students.

USGS site Wetland Science Lesson Plans
Provides lesson plans that focus upon topics ranging from wetlands science to microscopy to graphing calculators.

USGS site Making a World of Difference
Records recent USGS contributions to the Nation.

USGS site The Patuxent Plant List and Herbarium Collection
Its photo gallery contains a large collection of plants.

USGS site Birds of North America: Taxonomic List
List of birds by their family, species, and common names. Some listings link to an informative background page with pictures.

USGS site Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Evironmental study in the Midwestern U.S.

USGS site Amphibian Declines and Deformities
Links to researches on amphibian deformities and answers frequently asked questions on the issue.

USGS site From Microbes to Mammals - Invasive Species
Links to articles on various invasive species.

USGS site Picturing Science
A collection of photographs that creates six tours that focus on different aspects of science and include: Magnificent Waterways, Phenomenal Landscapes, Wonderful Wildlife, Changing Worlds, Earth Scientists, and Popular Products.

USGS site Science Challenge Questions and Answers
A collection of 196 questions and answers addressing earth and planetary science topics.

USGS site Environment and Human Health
Links to publications, projects, and programs concerning the effects of environments on human health.

USGS site The Impact of Invasive Species on Reptiles and Amphibians
Links to researches about the issue of native amphibian and reptile populations worldwide under threat by exotic invasive species of plants and animals, including other reptiles and amphibians.

USGS site A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Coastal Southern California
Contains species photos, field guides, and illustrated glossary of amphibians and reptiles.

USGS site Western Ecological Research Center
Study of ecosystem, wildlife, and global change in Western U.S.

USGS site Invasive Species Research
Read reports on invasive plants and animals.

USGS site Sea Otter Research
Contains links to studies of sea otters.

USGS site Pintail Recovery Initiative
Follow pintail ducks' annual journey up and down the West Coast. Discover how biologists track the ducks, read their weekly journal, and track the ducks yourself using the interactive map.

USGS site Radon in Ground Water
Find out what radon is and how it affects our health.

USGS site The Rare Ones
Rare and endangered species

USGS site Maui Fog Research
Cloud forest hydrology

USGS site Student Employment Web Site
Information about the USGS and its programs, student employment options, major occupations and their qualifications, salaries, benefits, career fair tips and interviewing techniques are located on the USGS Student Employment Web Site.

Non-USGS site Science NetLinks
Connects to a library of online lessons.

Non-USGS site Glacier National Park
Take an electronic field trip to the crown jewel of the Rockies.

Non-USGS site NOAA Photo Library
Contains a vast variety of pictures from animals to landscape, the Arctic to China, space to ocean, historical art to satellite images and more.

Non-USGS site Photo Library of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Find photos and images of wildlife, environment, fishery, landscape, ships, space, weather, and much more!

Non-USGS site The Fragile Fringe
Lesson plans and activities to teach students about wetlands.

Non-USGS site More Than Skin Deep
A teacher's guide to caves.

Non-USGS site The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)
Use the NBII to answer a wide range of questions related to the management, use, or conservation of this Nation's biological resources.

Non-USGS site NBII Postcards
Email greetings from a selection of nature photos.

Non-USGS site National Oceans and Atmosphere Administration Homepage
Come here to learn about global weather, oceans, fisheries, and view real-time information.

Non-USGS site GLOBE: Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environments Education Program
Teachers and students -- help scientists by sending your scientific data and observations to their data archive.

USGS site Children's Butterfly Site
Developed for grades 4-6. Information is given on moths and butterflies, along with a coloring page, frequently asked questions and answers, a gallery of butterfly photographs, and links to other sites.

Non-USGS site Athena, Earth and Space Science
K-12 education page for teachers and students.

Non-USGS site Photo Library Resources
Link to various image galleries from the Department of Interior.

Non-USGS site Wildlife E-Cards
Find wildlife in every event...

Non-USGS site Science Activities
Science activities for teachers and students. Topics include earth science, bioscience, physcial science, computers, and more.

Non-USGS site FrogWeb: Amphibian Declines & Deformities
FrogWeb is a multiagency initiative that provides information about recent global declines and deformities among amphibian populations; presents efforts made by scientific agencies to study and address the phenomena.

Non-USGS site Photo Gallery of Mount St. Helens
View over 190 photos of Mount St. Helens' landscape and wildlife before and after eruption.

Non-USGS site Image Gallery from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Find images of fishes, wildlife, duck stamps, landscapes, and more.

Non-USGS site Echo the Bat
Understand light, remote sensing, and biodiversity.

Non-USGS site Global Change Master Directory
A comprehensive directory of information about global change, such as global warming.




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