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 Biological Resources Division
Page links to programs, publications, photo galleries, and more.
Center for Biological Informatics
Facilitates access to and application of biological information.
The Learning Room
Designed especially for mid-elementary-school-aged kids and up. Learn about all kinds of biologically related subjects.
Land Use History of North America
How do environmental changes effects our future habitability and living quality.
Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center
Study of wildlife and ecosystems in Hawaii.
Endangered Ecosystems of the United States: A Preliminary Assessment of Loss and Degradation
Report declines of natural ecosystems in the United States.
Diversity and Abundance of Insects
Status and Trends of the Nation's Biological Resources
Summary of the status and trends of our nation's biological resources.
A report about biological diversity and heterogeneity. Contains photos.
Discusses the issue of invasion by nonindigenous species.
The Center for Integration of Natural Disaster Information
Provides real-time information about various hazards.
Coasts in Crisis
Teach young kids about corals, wetlands, and hurricanes.
Navassa Island: A Photographic Tour
Several thematic photographic tours of the Caribbean island of Navassa, compiled from photographs.
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.
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.
Potential Effects of Global Change on Bats
Study on why bats are declining in population.
USGS South Florida Ecosystem / Kids’ Corner
Games, photos, and dictionary for kids.
Books & Other Publications
These pages contain listings of online USGS books, reports, and pamphlets.
USGS Geology in Parks
Learn geology basics from touring the national parks.
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
Media for Science
Photo collections of maps, natural disasters, and activities at the USGS.
Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Contains abundant information about coasts, beaches, storms, and marine life.
Monitoring Grizzly Bear Populations using DNA
Reports field methods and results of using DNA to monitor bear populations in the Glazier National Park.
USGS by State
Find geological, biologcial, mineral, and water information; also maps and streamflow of each State of U.S.
South Florida Information Access
Provides geological and biological information for the South Florida region.
South Florida Virtual Tour
View beautiful habitat, plants, and animals of South Florida.
Get your geological questions answered by geologists
Hazards Fact Sheets
Documentations and reports of natural disasters.
The Whooping Crane Report
Regularly updated reports on breeding whooping cranes.
Sea Birds Photo Gallery
View photos of sea birds.
Midcontinent Ecological Science Center
Contains articles on scientific researches and education pages for kids.
Links to Bat Web Sites
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.
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.
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.
What do the malformations of amphibians look like?
Photos that illustrate different types of abnormalities and malformations on amphibians, such as frogs and lizards.
Postcards From the Prairie
Send beautiful wildlife e-cards with real stamps!
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.
House Bat Management
Describes batproofing techniques that will provide effective and acceptable alternatives for dealing with house bat problems and hazards.
An Introduction to Ants
Informative article on the ecology of ants.
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.
North Dakota Prairie
A brief history of native prairie in North Dakota and information on programs and agencies concerned with its preservation.
Northeast Wetland Flora Field Office Guide to Plant Species
See illustrated glossary and more than 200 hundred species with detailed description and photos.
Southern Wetland Flora - Field Office Guide to Plant Species
Contains illustrated glossary and hundreds of detailed species descriptions with photographs.
Attracting Wildlife to Your Back Yard
A guide for homeowners who want to make their surroundings more attractive to wildlife.
Estimated Costs of Maintaining a Recovered Wolf Population
A cost comparison of maintaining a wolf population in Minnesota at levels.
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.
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.
Features several animals and plants dependent on native grassland and provides insight into the relationship between remaining native grassland and biological resources.
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.
Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands
Informs on the moth's life cycle, species, and habitat. Includes photo of species.
Songbirds of North Dakota
Includes color photos, distributions and descriptive information on selected songbirds in North Dakota.
Butterflies of North America
Contains species photo gallery, information, and maps as to where butterflies appear.
Butterflies of North America
View over 500 photos of butterflies and species descriptions.
Moths of North America
Know more about moths, what they look like, where they live, and how they live.
Glossary of Bird Conservation Terms
Provide standard definitions for many of the terms used in avian conservation biology.
Snow Goose Population Problem
A three part series on the problems associated with overpopulation of snow geese in North America.
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.
Northern Prairie Biological Resources
List of information on the biotic resources of the Great Plains for decisionmakers, resource managers, scientists, and the public.
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.
National Wildlife Health Center
Resource site for materials related to wildlife health research and the functions of the National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC).
West Nile Virus
Check out latest reports, preventions, and activity maps of West Nile Virus.
National Wetlands Research Center
Ecological study of wetlands in the U.S.; includes programs for students.
Wetland Science Lesson Plans
Provides lesson plans that focus upon topics ranging from wetlands science to microscopy to graphing calculators.
Making a World of Difference
Records recent USGS contributions to the Nation.
The Patuxent Plant List and Herbarium Collection
Its photo gallery contains a large collection of plants.
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.
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Evironmental study in the Midwestern U.S.
Amphibian Declines and Deformities
Links to researches on amphibian deformities and answers frequently asked questions on the issue.
From Microbes to Mammals - Invasive Species
Links to articles on various invasive species.
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.
Science Challenge Questions and Answers
A collection of 196 questions and answers addressing earth and planetary science topics.
Environment and Human Health
Links to publications, projects, and programs concerning the effects of environments on human health.
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.
A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Coastal Southern California
Contains species photos, field guides, and illustrated glossary of amphibians and reptiles.
Western Ecological Research Center
Study of ecosystem, wildlife, and global change in Western U.S.
Invasive Species Research
Read reports on invasive plants and animals.
Sea Otter Research
Contains links to studies of sea otters.
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.
Radon in Ground Water
Find out what radon is and how it affects our health.
The Rare Ones
Rare and endangered species
Maui Fog Research
Cloud forest hydrology
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.
Connects to a library of online lessons.
Glacier National Park
Take an electronic field trip to the crown jewel of the Rockies.
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.
Photo Library of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Find photos and images of wildlife, environment, fishery, landscape, ships, space, weather, and much more!
The Fragile Fringe
Lesson plans and activities to teach students about wetlands.
More Than Skin Deep
A teacher's guide to caves.
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.
Email greetings from a selection of nature photos.
National Oceans and Atmosphere Administration Homepage
Come here to learn about global weather, oceans, fisheries, and view real-time information.
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.
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.
Athena, Earth and Space Science
K-12 education page for teachers and students.
Photo Library Resources
Link to various image galleries from the Department of Interior.
Find wildlife in every event...
Science activities for teachers and students. Topics include earth science, bioscience, physcial science, computers, and more.
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.
Photo Gallery of Mount St. Helens
View over 190 photos of Mount St. Helens' landscape and wildlife before and after eruption.
Image Gallery from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Find images of fishes, wildlife, duck stamps, landscapes, and more.
Echo the Bat
Understand light, remote sensing, and biodiversity.
Global Change Master Directory
A comprehensive directory of information about global change, such as global warming.