Alaska Fisheries Science Center - Databases on fishery, oceanography, marine mammal, and environmental research compiled by Alaska Center scientists are used to develop policies and strategies for fisheries management.

American Breeding Bird Survey Data - The BBS is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and the Canadian Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Research Centre to monitor the status and trends of North American bird populations.

Australian Natural Resource Atlas - Atlas and locality data for the Australian Environment and Biodiversity.

Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas - A searchable inventory of nature reserves compiled by the Information Center for the Environment.

Body Mass Data for Insular Mammals (Excel format) - Data sets and sources used in Lomolino, M. V. 1985. Body size of mammals on islands: The island rule re-examined. American Naturalist, 125:310-316. and Lomolino, M. V. 2005.  Body size evolution in insular vertebrates: generality of the island rule. Journal of Biogeography, 32:1683-1699. Dataset references.

Checklist of Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps - Links to web-based resources. Compiled by Claire Englander and Philip Hoehn.

Christmas Bird Count - Every year since 1900, volunteers have censused birds in the early winter all across North America under the auspices of the National Audubon Society.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility - The mission of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is facilitating digitisation and global dissemination of primary biodiversity data.

Global Population Dynamics Database - A large collection of animal and plant time series population data from around the world.

HerpNet - Distributed query of reptile and amphibian collection databases.

Long Term Ecological Research Network -- LTER - Data from the U.S. LTER Sites.

Lower Colorado Basin GIS Fish Data - Data on the occurrence of fish in the lower Colorado River basin. Data is viewable in ArcView.

Malacolog -- Western Atlantic Mollusk Database - Malacolog is a database for research on the systematics, biogeography and diversity of mollusks.

Manis Project - Distributed query of mammal collection databases.

Mexican Biodiversity Information Network - Species occurrence data and data handling tools.

NatureServe Explorer -- A resource from NatureServe - A source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada.

Neotoma - Modern and fossil pollen data, plant macrofossils, fossil mammals, and other Quaternary paleoenvironmental data.

Nestedness Thermometer Software - Included with the nestedness thermometer software are species occurrence data for over 200 ecological assemblages.

Ocean Biogeography Information System - OBIS is an evolving federation of organizations and people sharing a vision to make marine biogeographic data, from all over the world, freely available over the World Wide Web.

Ornis - Distributed query of bird collection databases.

Paleobiology Database - Provides global, collection-based occurrence and taxonomic data for marine and terrestrial animals and plants of any geological age, as well as web-based software for statistical analysis of the data.

Pollen Viewer - Dynamic distribution and abundance of pollen of different species during the Quaternary.

Tree Species Distributions - Digital Representations of Tree Species Range Maps from "Atlas of United States Trees" by Elbert L. Little, Jr. (and other publications).


Atlas of the Biosphere - The idea behind this website is simple: gather as much information about the environment as possible, and deliver it to as many people as possible.

Australian Centre of the Asian Spatial Information and Analysis Network - Provides specialized spatial databases for Asia and the former Soviet Union.

BASINS - Data for watersheds in the United States.

Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center -- USGS - Extensive spatial databases on a variety of topics.

Geography Network - Access to ESRI's extensive collection of geographic data.

Global Ecosystems Database - Databases of environmental parameters provided by U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Human Footprint - Data illustrating different aspects of human impact on the environment.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Assessment of scientific, technical and socio- economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.

Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program - A comprehensive, shared scientific database of  the Mojave Desert.

National Biological Information Infrastructure -- NBII - A gateway for biological information, sponsored by the U.S. Government, and featuring geographic data from different federal agencies.

National Climate Data Center - Extensive climate datasets for the United States and some datasets of global scope.

SAGE -- Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment - Global potential vegetation and time series maps of agricultural development

United Nations' Environment Program Geo Data Portal - This online database holds more than 400 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps).

Worldclim - A global interpolated climate database at 1 km spatial resolution.


TreeBase - A relational database of phylogenetic information.

American Ornithological Union Checklist - A checklist of the North American bird species recognized by the American Ornithological Union.

Fauna Europaea - The scientific names of all European land and freshwater animals brought together in one authorative database.

Species 2000 - Species 2000 has the objective of enumerating all known species of organisms on Earth (animals, plants, fungi and microbes) as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity.