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Science: Biology: Ecology: Ecosystems

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Biodiversity and Mutualism in Ecosystems
Technical paper on the importance of biodiversity and mutualism (co-operation between different species) to ecosystem function and structural organization.

Biomes - 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 rainforest.

The Buell-Small Succession Study
A long term old-field permanent-plot ecological succession study on the New Jersey Piedmont.

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.

Ecosystem Information
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.

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.

Len 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 types.

Descriptions and images of the biomes of the world, freshwater ecosystems, and marine ecosystems. From the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Millennium 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.

A Mysterious Journey - Rainforest, Desert, Grassland
Educational site about the 3 major biomes of the world, rainforest, desert and grassland.

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 index to 687 ecoregions across the globe. Javascript required.

Covering five of the major world biomes.

The World's Biomes
Introduction to aquatic, desert, forest, grassland, and tundra biomes. School class project.

WWF - Ecoregions
Detailed descriptions and images of the world's ecoregions. Javascript required.


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