Biodiversity and Biological
Collection Databases - Information of interest to systematists and other
organismic biologists such as biological collections, taxonomic files,
directories and ListServ archives, computer programs, reports by standards
bodies (IOPI, ASC, SA2000, etc.), and access to on-line journals.
Systematics, and Collections - Access to WWW sites that provide biological
names and classification of organisms, showing the evolutionary relationship
among species and taxonomic units included within the classification system -
from the National Biological Information Infrastructure.
Biognomen - A
Linnaean taxonomy arranged to show the evolutionary relationships among groups.
One can navigate through the hierarchy vertically, or follow a lineage
horizontally at a particular level of the hierarchy.
BioNET - International - A global
network of country-owned collaborative LOOPs to support national programs for
biosystematics to support goals in areas such as sustainable development and
Lab - A project examining the phylogenetic tree of life and all of its
features, with information and pictures for every class and an interactive,
DELTA: Description Language for
Taxonomy - A flexible format for encoding taxonomic descriptions for
computer processing. It can be used to produce natural-language descriptions,
keys, classifications, and information-retrieval systems.
Expert Center for Taxonomic
Identification - ETI is a non-governmental organisation in operational
relations with UNESCO. Their mission is to develop scientific/educational
computer-aided information systems, to improve general access to, and to promote
use of taxonomic and biodiversity knowledge worldwide.
Fairchild Tropical Garden Virtual
Herbarium - Includes photos of more than 50,000 plant, palm, cycad and other
cultivated tropical plants from Florida and taxonomic information on grasses,
especially bamboos, and other economically important and interesting plants.
Phylogenetic Systematics - An annotated, extensive hypertext glossary of the
terminology of Phylogenetic Systematics, with a discussion and criticsm of
mainstream Computer Cladistics.
Tree of Life
- A project containing information about the diversity of organisms on Earth,
their history, and characteristics. The information is linked together in the
form of the evolutionary tree that connects all organisms to each other.