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Integrated Taxonomic Information System

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Welcome to ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System! Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. We are a partnership of U.S., Canadian , and Mexican agencies ( ITIS-North America ); other organizations; and taxonomic specialists. ITIS is also a partner of Species 2000 and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) . The ITIS and Species 2000 Catalogue of Life (CoL) partnership is proud to provide the taxonomic backbone to the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) . Important Note: The issues with the ITIS Webmaster email address have been resolved.

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Virtual Slide List Browse the complete collection of the UM slides (link is external) (more than the histology course collection)compiled by Kent Christensen, Ph.D., J. Matthew Velkey, Ph.D., Lloyd M. Stoolman, M.D., Laura Hessler, and Diedra Mosley-Brower Online Digital Database on Flora of Karnataka, India Sankara K. Rao Herbarium JCB, Center for Ecological Sciences Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore 560012, Karnataka, IndiaE-mail: Introduction A conventional herbarium database maximizes the usefulness of the collection by providing authentic and lasting information. This information can effectively be used for the preservation of species and spaces (hábitats).

American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists Nearly 40 year ago, a small volume (193 pp.) was published on ‘Fish Food Habits Studies.’ This was the first in a series of conferences and related proceedings that became known as ‘gutshops.’ Gutshop ’76, the first gutshop, walked researchers through the full range of best practices: from designing a project, into the field and the laboratory, and through data analysis and interpretation (Simenstad and Lipovsky, 1977). Gutshop ’96, one of the last gutshops, covered a diverse array of topics in these areas: gut morphology and digestion, feeding ecology, nutrition, methods and modeling (MacKinlay and Shearer, 1996). Migrations in Motion - The Nature Conservancy As climate change alters habitats and disrupts ecosystems, where will animals move to survive? And will human development prevent them from getting there? This map shows the average direction mammals, birds, and amphibians need to move to track hospitable climates as they shift across the landscape.

Checklist of the Mosses Mosses are the second most speciose group of plants, after the enormously richer angiosperms. A Checklist of Mosses lists 12,800 recognized species in 901 genera, including 42 synonymous genera with species that have not been transferred to the accepted genus. Each listed species is qualified using a four-level ranking system that indicates our level of knowledge about the species. Fish Thrive in World’s First Open-Ocean Farm This Research in Action article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation. The Velella Project Beta-trial tested the world's first open-ocean, unanchored fish farm — a drifting "Aquapod" fish pen entrained in eddies in the lee of the Big Island of Hawaii. The heart of the NSF-funded trial was a net pen, an Ocean Farm Technologies Aquapod®.

The new Eurisco: European Ex Situ Plant Collections EURISCO is a search catalogue providing information about ex situ plant collections maintained in Europe. It is based on a European network of ex situ National Inventories (NIs). Currently, EURISCO comprises passport data about 1.1 million samples, representing 5,929 genera and 39,630 species from 43 countries.Between 2003 and 2014, EURISCO was hosted and maintained by Bioversity International, Rome, Italy. Since 15th April 2014, these responsibilities are being moved to the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany.

FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture - Cultured Aquatic Species Information Programme - Gadus morhua (Linnaeus, 1758) Atlantic cod is one of the most important commercial fish species in Northern Europe and North America’s eastern coast. Large traditional fisheries dates back many centuries and have been an important basis for many coastal communities, and important merchandise. Atlantic cod is divided in several more or less separate stocks with different population size and harvest regime. The largest fishery is on the Northeast Arctic and Icelandic cod stocks. Cods stocks in North America were heavily reduced during the 1980s and today the fishery is very low compared to historical levels. A similar situation exists for several of the European stocks.

Inside Wood The InsideWood project integrates wood anatomical information from the literature and original observations into an internet-accessible database useful for research and teaching. The InsideWood database contains brief descriptions of fossil and modern woody dicots (hardwoods) from more than 200 plant families, and is searchable by an interactive, multiple-entry key. This wood anatomy web site has over 40,000 images showing anatomical details. Note: Gymnosperm woods (softwoods) are not included. Become a fan of InsideWood on facebook to get information on additions to InsideWood, and occasional comments on how-to-use the website.

TED Studies: Marine Biology - The Deep Ocean Module 3 Chemosynthetic communities - Life in the deep oceans Watch a classic TEDTalk from 1998, “David Gallo on life in the deep oceans”. Woods Hole scientist David Gallo opens a port hole to one of the strangest ecosystems on earth: the ocean’s hydrothermal vent communities. From single-cell bacteria to two-meter-long tubeworms, Gallo provides a glimpse of the amazing array of animals that thrive in this extremely hot, sulphidic habitat, at 4,000 psi pressure, and in pitch black darkness. Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria The Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria (CNALH) was created to serve as a gateway to distributed data resources of interest to the taxonomic and environmental research community in North America. Through a common web interface, we offer tools to locate, access and work with a variety of data, such as keying to species. The CNALH data portal is more than just a web site - it is a suite of data access technologies and a distributed network of universities, botanical gardens, museums and agencies that provide taxonomic and environmental information. Initially created to integrate databases between Arizona State University and the Santa Barbara Botantical Garden, the consortium is growing to extend its network to other partners within North America. Join the Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria as a regular visitor and please send your feedback to

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iPhylo: Linking data from the NHM portal with content in BHL One reason I'm excited by the launch of the NHM data portal is that it opens up opportunities to link publications about specimens i the NHM to the record of the specimens themselves. For example, consider specimen 1977.3097, which is in the new portal as (possibly the ugliest URL ever). This specimen is of the bat Pteralopex acrodonta, shown in the image to the right (by William N.