BIOMES & ECOSYSTEMS

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See also ONLINE RESOURCES for subscription databases. Choose Galenet SCIENCE RESOURCE CENTER and TODAY'S SCIENCE as your first databases. You can also search Galenet Student Resource Center Gold; EBSCOHost (Check MasterFILE Premier, MAS Online, and EBSCO Animals, FULL TEXT.); Grolier Online New Book of Popular Science; and Facts On File Science Online (for definition, a diagram, and essay).

General Biome & Ecosystems Resources Coniferous Forest Resources Deciduous Forest Resources Desert Resources
Grasslands Resources Ocean Resources Pond Ecology Resources Rainforest Resources
Taiga Resources Tundra Resources    

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BIOME AND ECOSYSTEM RESOURCES

                    BILL MOYERS REPORTS EARTH ON THE EDGE: ECOSYSTEMS (PBS)
                    BIOME BASICS (elementary and middle school projects)
                    BIOMES AND ECOSYSTEMS (MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN)
                    BIOMES AND SOIL
                    BIOMES OF NORTH AMERICA LECTURE NOTES (UNIV. OF MARYLAND)
                    BIOMES OF THE WORLD (UNIV. OF PUGET SOUND)
                    ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION: BIOMES (FACTORS DETERMINING THE DISTRIBUTION OF MAJOR LIFE-ZONES)
      ECOREGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES
                   COSYSTEMS, BIOMES, AND WATERSHEDS: DEFINITIONS AND USE (CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE REPORT)
                  THE ECOSYSTEMS CENTER (MARINE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY IN WOODS HOLE, MA)
                  ECOSYSTEMS: US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
                 ENVIROLINK: ECOSYSTEMS
                EXPLORING ECOSYSTEMS (HARCOURT SCHOOL PUBLISHERS) (ARCTIC COASTAL PLAIN, SONORAN DESERT, THE EVERGLADES)
                MAJOR BIOMES OF THE WORLD
                 NEARCTICA:BIOMES, HABITATS, ECOREGIONS
                NEIGHBORHOODS: ECOSYSTEMS, BIOMES, & HABITATS (SMITHSONIAN)
                NORTH AMERICAN BIOMES (YALE-NEW HAVEN TEACHERS INSTITUTE)
                SIERRA CLUB: ECOREGIONS 
                TERRESTRIAL BIOMES OF NORTH AMERICA INTRODUCTION LECTURE NOTES (UNIV. OF MARYLAND)
                TERRESTRIAL BIOMES OF NORTH AMERICA LECTURE NOTES (UNIV. OF MARYLAND)
                WETLAND, FOREST, & OTHER BIOMES
                THE WORLD'S BIOMES

CONIFEROUS FOREST BIOME RESOURCES (SEE ALSO TAIGA BIOME RESOURCES.)

            ANIMALS OF THE CONIFEROUS FOREST
             BOREAL FOREST BIOME
            BOREAL FOREST ECOREGION: SIERRA CLUB
            COLD CLIMATE FOREST (THINKQUEST)
            THE CONIFEROUS FOREST
            THE CONIFEROUS FOREST EXPERIMENTS: NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY
            THE CONIFEROUS FOREST LINKS
            CONIFEROUS FORESTS (WWF)
            THE FOREST BIOME
            FOREST CONSERVATION PORTAL
            THE FOREST SPEAKS  (SMITHSONIAN)
            FORESTS: DECIDUOUS & CONIFEROUS
            THE GREAT AMERICAN CONIFEROUS FOREST
            MEXICAN FLORA: PLANTS GROWING IN CONIFEROUS FOREST
            MOIST TEMPERATE CONIFEROUS FOREST BIOME
            NORTHERN CONIFEROUS FOREST BIOME
            WETLAND, FOREST, & OTHER BIOMES

DECIDUOUS FOREST BIOME RESOURCES

            DECIDUOUS FOREST BIOME
            FOREST CONSERVATION PORTAL
              THE FOREST SPEAKS  (SMITHSONIAN)
            FORESTS: DECIDUOUS & CONIFEROUS
            FORESTS, GRASSLANDS, AND DRYLANDS LINKS (WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE- boots slowly!)
            OHIO DIVISION OF FORESTRY 
            TEMPERATE DECIDUOUS FOREST (UNIV. OF TEXAS)
            TEMPERATE DECIDUOUS FOREST BIOME  (MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN)
            TEMPERATE DECIDUOUS FOREST EXPERIMENTS: NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY
            TEMPERATE FOREST BIOME (UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND)
            WETLAND, FOREST, & OTHER BIOMES

DESERT BIOME RESOURCES

            DESERT BIOME (MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN)
            THE DESERT BIOME (UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND)
            DESERT DIRECTORY
            DESERT EXPERIMENTS: NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY
            DESERTS: GEOLOGY AND RESOURCES (USGS)
            DESERT USA
            DESERTS (UNIV. OF TEXAS)
            EXPLORING ECOSYSTEMS: SONORAN DESERT (HARCOURT SCHOOL PUBLISHERS) 
            THE LIVING DESERT: WORLD DESERTS
            MYSTERIOUS JOURNEY: DESERT (THINKQUEST)
            ON THE LINE: DESERTS
            THE SONORAN DESERT: 5000 SQUARE MILES OF SILENCE
            TERRESTRIAL BIOMES OF NORTH AMERICA DESERTS LECTURE NOTES (UNIV. OF MARYLAND)

FOREST RESOURCES     SEE CONIFEROUS FOREST BIOME RESOURCES AND DECIDUOUS FOREST BIOME RESOURCES.

GRASSLANDS BIOME RESOURCES

            AMERICAN FORAGE & GRASSLAND COUNCIL
             BUFFALO GAP NATIONAL GRASSLANDS
            EFFECTS OF ALTERED SOIL MOISTURE & TEMPERATURE ON SOIL COMMUNITIES, PRIMARILY PRODUCERS AND ECOLOGICAL PROCESSES IN GRASSLANDS ECOSYSTEMS
            FORAGE LINKS
            FORESTS, GRASSLANDS, AND DRYLANDS LINKS (WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE)
            GRASSES LINKS
            THE GRASSLAND BIOME
            GRASSLAND BIOME  (MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN)
            THE GRASSLAND BIOME  (UNIV. OF RICHMOND)
            GRASSLAND EXPERIMENTS: NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY
            GRASSLANDS
            GRASSLANDS (UNIV. OF TEXAS)
            THE GRASSLANDS OBSERVATORY
            GRASSLANDS WATERSHED
            MYSTERIOUS JOURNEY: GRASSLAND (THINKQUEST)
            NATIONAL GRASSLANDS
            TEMPERATE GRASSLANDS
            TERRESTRIAL BIOMES OF NORTH AMERICA GRASSLANDS LECTURE NOTES (UNIV. OF MARYLAND)
            UNIV. OF NEBRASKA CENTER FOR GRASSLAND STUDIES

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION

NEW JERSEY PINE BARRENS (SEE PINELANDS RESOURCES.)

THE OCEAN BIOME RESOURCES

            AQUATIC BIOMES: THE CHESAPEAKE BAY LECTURE NOTES (UNIV. OF MARYLAND)
            THE OCEAN BIOME (UNIV. OF RICHMOND)
            OCEANOGRAPHY & SEA LIFE RESOURCES
            ON THE LINE: OCEANS

PINELANDS RESOURCES

POND ECOLOGY RESOURCES

                EXPLOR-A-POND

RAINFOREST BIOME RESOURCES

            EXPLORING THE TROPICS (MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN)
            JOURNEY INTO AMAZONIA (PBS)
            ME? LIVE IN A RAIN FOREST (WEBQUEST)
            MYSTERIOUS JOURNEY: RAINFOREST (THINKQUEST)
            ON THE LINE: TROPICAL RAIN FOREST
            PASSPORT TO THE RAINFOREST (TAKES A WHILE TO LOAD)
            RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK
            RAINFOREST ALLIANCE  
            RAIN FOREST AT NIGHT: VIRTUAL WORLD (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)
            THE RAINFOREST BIOME (UNIV. OF RICHMOND)
            RAINFOREST EXPERIMENTS: NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY
            RAINFOREST: JASON PROJECT
            RAINFOREST LINKS
            RAINFOREST TOPICS
            RAINFOREST WEB
            RAINFORESTS OF THE WORLD (MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN)
            RAINFORESTS: SURFING THE NET WITH KIDS
            TROPICAL RAINFORESTS (UNIV. OF TEXAS)
            A VIRTUAL RAINFOREST ADVENTURE
            VIRTUAL RAINFOREST TOUR
            VIRTUAL TREK IN A SUMATRAN RAINFOREST
            WILD REPUBLIC: RAINFOREST

TAIGA BIOME (SEE ALSO CONIFEROUS FOREST BIOME RESOURCES.)

             TAIGA (BLUE PLANET BIOMES)
            TAIGA (UNIV. OF TEXAS)
            TAIGA BIOLOGICAL STATION
            TAIGA BIOME (MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN)
            THE TAIGA BIOME (UNIV. OF RICHMOND)
            THE TAIGA BIOME
            TAIGA NET
            TAIGA OR BOREAL FOREST
            TAIGA RESCUE NETWORK

TEMPERATE DECIDUOUS FOREST OR TEMPERATE FOREST BIOME      SEE DECIDUOUS FOREST BIOME RESOURCES.

TUNDRA BIOME RESOURCES

             ALASKA GEOBOTANY CENTER
            HUMAN-ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS IN THE TUNDRA BIOME
            TUNDRA (UNIV. OF TEXAS)
            TUNDRA BIOME
            TUNDRA BIOME (MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN)
            THE TUNDRA BIOME (UNIV. OF RICHMOND)
            TUNDRA-CAM (INSTITUTE OF ARCTIC AND ALPINE RESEARCH)
            TUNDRA EXPERIMENTS: NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY
            TUNDRA RESEARCH & INFORMATION SITES

 

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