Biodiversity and Mutualism in Ecosystems - Technical paper on
the importance of biodiversity and mutualism (co-operation between
different species) to ecosystem function and structural
Living Worlds - Fact sheets, photos, and video clips on the
climate, location, animal and plant adaptations, land formations,
and human influences of seven major terrestrial biomes: tundra,
taiga, temperate forest, grassland, chaparral, desert, and
Succession Study - A long term old-field permanent-plot
ecological succession study on the New Jersey Piedmont.
Comprehensive Protected Areas System Composition and Monitoring
- IUCN task force report on methods for optimizing national
protected areas systems that maximise species conservation through
targeted selection based on broadly accepted ecological
Ecological Society of
America Panel on Vegetation Classification - Constituted by
the Ecological Society of America to support and facilitate the
creation of standardized, scientifically credible North American
vegetation type classification.
- Information related to ecosystems in the Pacific and Yukon
regions of Canada, including state of the environment reporting,
environmental indicators, and programs and reports on ecosystem
science, monitoring and research.
and Mapping - The World Institute for Conservation and
Environment, WICE, provides information, tools and resources.
Images of the Dry Tropics - Photographs of plants, animals,
and landscapes from dry tropical habitats in the Americas, Africa,
Madagascar, and Asia. Dry tropical habitat types include tropical
dry forest, tropical deciduous forest, thorn forest, spiny desert,
savannah, cerrado, and caatinga.
Webb Ecological Images Collection - Photographs by ecologist
Len Webb depict a wide variety of native vegetation, fauna,
landscapes, and soils, mainly in tropical and subtropical
Northeastern Australia. Represents a wide range of ecosystem
MBGnet - Descriptions
and images of the biomes of the world, freshwater ecosystems, and
marine ecosystems. From the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Millenium Ecosystem Assessment
- Report of a scientific appraisal of the condition and trends in
the world’s ecosystems and the services they provide, as well as
the scientific basis for action to conserve and use them
Ecosystem Assessment - Reports from international effort to
inventory global ecosystems, their contribution to human
development, and the effect of the ongoing degradation of
ecosystem services on human well-being.
The Principles of the Transboundary System of Nature Environment
Protection: The Upper Bug - Project to protect the ecosystems
of the Western Bug basin, on the boundary between Poland and
Ukraine, by collaboration between the two countries.
The State of the
Nation's Ecosystems - Online book about the current status and
trends of the environment of the United States, aimed at public
policy makers and concerned citizens.
Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World - Maps, descriptions, and
Covering five of the major world biomes.
World's Biomes - Introduction to aquatic, desert, forest,
grassland, and tundra biomes. School class project.
WWF - Ecoregions - Detailed descriptions and images of the