Research Links

Conservation and Ecology

African Conservation Foundation
The portal for the conservation of Africa's flora and fauna. Very comprehensive site. Explains the conservation programs in each country and provides a link to the program's sponsoring organization.

Biopolitics International Organisation
Explore a wealth of information on environmental issues, access all BIO publications and a cross-reference library on the environment in relation to other fields and the World Referendum.

Center for Plant Conservation at San Diego Zoo'Global
The cooperative CPC network maintains the National Collection of Endangered Plants. Believed to be the largest living collection of rare plants in the world, the collection contains more than 1,400 of America’s most imperiled native plants. 

Conservation Ecology Journal
An electronic, peer-reviewed, scientific journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current research. Easy to search. Lots of great articles presented in their entirety.

Conservation Letters
A journal of the Society for Conservation Biology. The journal presents cutting-edge advances in the science and practice of conserving biological diversity and promoting human well-being. It promotes high-impact, problem-focused studies on globally important, policy-relevant topics that provide conservation practitioners, policy-makers and researchers insights and techniques for better ensuring the persistence of biodiversity.

Conservation & Society
It is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary open access journal dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of conservation.

It is a fully open-access online scientific journal published on the Web by the National Herbarium of New South Wales, Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney. Papers are published online following acceptance by the editorial committee. Acceptance is the responsibility of an editorial committee chaired by the Scientific Editor. All papers are peer-reviewed.

Early Classics in Biogeography, Distribution, and Diversity Studies: To 1950
An extensive listing of articles all with a relevance to the study of geographical distribution and diversity. Many articles presented in their entirety.

Ecological Society of America Journals
A suite of journals, in suitable forms, that address the interests of all appropriate readers, including scientists, students, educators, resource managers, and other users of ecological knowledge.

The Eden Project (England)
Located in Cornwall, England, this global garden features 5000 species from around the world and the world's largest greenhouse. If you can go there, do! This place sounds fabulous, for the botanist and non-botanist alike.

Environment Australia
Very nice site from down under. Lots of information. Check out the Biodiversity page.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
It is an international open data infrastructure, funded by governments. It allows anyone, anywhere to access data about all types of life on Earth, shared across national boundaries via the Internet.

Global Change Master Directory
A comprehensive directory about Earth science and global change data. Presented by NASA.

Jatun Sacha Foundation (Ecuador)
Established in 1989, this is one of the two largest non-profit conservation organizations in Ecuador. In English and Spanish.

Journal of Tropical Ecology
It publishes papers in the important and now established field of the ecology of tropical regions, either arising from original research (experimental or descriptive) or forming significant reviews. First published in 1985, Journal of Tropical Ecology has become a major international ecological journal.

The Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme
Administered by UNESCO, MAB encourages interdisciplinary research, demonstration and training in natural resource management. Contains links to all 393 Biosphere Reserves.

The National Gap Analysis Program
Coordinated by the USGS, Biological Resources Division, gap analysis is a process of assessing regional biodiversity through mapping and ecological modeling. GAP received the "Earth Day 2000 National Award for Environmental Sustainability."

National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)
The website brings together reports, presentations and background materials related to NCSE’s ongoing efforts to advance science and public understanding of the rapid and catastrophic loss of biodiversity and Life on Earth.

The Nature Conservancy
Both national and international in scope, TNC is the world's largest private conservation group. Through sound science, they are expanding the boundaries of conservation to save Earth's Last Great Places for future generations.

Nature Conservation
Nature Conservation publishes papers across all disciplines interested in basic and applied conservation ecology and nature conservation in general at various spatial, temporal and evolutionary scales, from populations to ecosystems and from microorganisms and fungi to higher plants and animals. It is a peer-reviewed, open-access, rapid online journal in all aspects of nature conservation.

Providing the scientific basis for effective conservation action, NatureServe is a leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems. Excellent site.

Rainforest Action Network
The most comprehensive site on rainforest activism, RAN works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.

Renewable Resources Journal
The quarterly journal features articles on public policy related to renewable natural resources. It also includes news from member organizations, general announcements, meeting notices, and international conservation news.

Software for Environmental Awareness
Download free interactive software on environmental topics. Produced by Purdue University in cooperation with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Tropical Conservation Science
It is  an open-access e-journal that publishes research relating to conservation of tropical forests and other tropical ecosystems.

Urban Naturalist
... the fourth in Eagle Hill Publications' series of natural history science journals, extending coverage to urban and suburban areas worldwide.

Wildlands Network
One of the goals of this project is to provide a science-based agenda for establishing large-scale wildlands networks. A beautiful and easy to navigate site. Also home to the Wild Earth Journal.

World Conservation
A bi-annual journal from the World Conservation Union (IUCN), articles are presented in .pdf format in both French and English.

World Resources Institute (WRI)
One of my favorite sites for its comprehensive content and design. WRI meets global challenges by using knowledge to catalyze public and private action. Check out "Global Topics" and "EarthTrends".

Yale Environment 360
Opinion, analysis, reporting and debate. It is a publication of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.