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CATEGORY: A Biodiverse Planet

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Selected References on Sharks
Selected References on Wolves
Sources of Information on Mollusks Sources of Information on Mollusks
The Loch Ness Monster

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Botany Department of the Natural History Museum

Research in plant biology, conservation ecology, biological diversity, and more.

Butterflies and Moths Butterflies and Moths

Depictions of butterflies and moths; includes both natural history illustrations as well as depictions of these insects in art and design.

Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program

The Carrie-Bow Marine Field Station studies coral reefs and mangroves of coastal Belize, Natural History Museum.

Center for Education and Museum Studies

Disseminates publications and research developed for the museum community.

Collections Search Center Collections Search Center

Search millions of records, with images, video and sound files from Smithsonian museums, archives, and libraries.

Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI)

Preserves threatened species and habitats through research, professional training and environmental education. National Zoo

Conservation Geographic Information Lab Conservation Geographic Information Lab

The Zoo's GIS Lab is using satellite imagery and GIS to identify, monitor and fight habitat loss and species extinction globally.

Consortium for the Barcode of Life

An international initiative devoted to developing DNA barcoding as a global standard for identifying of biological species, Smithsonian Institution and partners.

Edward Palmer Collections

Ethnobotany collections at the National Museum of Natural History.

Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)

An ambitious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on earth by the Smithsonian Institution and partners.

Entomology Department at the Natural History Museum

The National Insect Collection is one of the largest entomological collections in the world. Specimens and their associated data are used as the basis for original scientific research on the nature, inter-relationships, origin, and evolution of insects and their allies.

Environmental Research Center (SERC) Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Examines linked ecosystems at the land-sea interface, especially those impacted by human activities.

Environmental Research Center Databases

Several online databases including the National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System, and the Aquatic Invasions Research Directory

ETE Relational Database and ETE DataNet ETE Relational Database and ETE DataNet

A computerized database for research in terrestrial paleoecology.

Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Program Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Program

Investigates Earth's land biotas throughout their 400 million year history. The goal is to understand how terrestrial ecosystems have been structured and how they change over geologic time.


The Center for Tropical Forest Science - Forest Global Earth Observatories (CTFS-ForestGEO) is a global network of forest research plots and scientists dedicated to the study of tropical and temperate forest function and diversity. The multi-institutional network comprises over 60 forest research plots across the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe, with a strong focus on tropical regions.

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