Zoology Resource Guide

Biodiversity

  • Explanation of Biodiversity - An exhaustive explanation of biodiversity from Stanford University.
  • Biodiversity in the Indian River Lagoon - A nice explanation of biodiversity and how it applies to the Indian River Lagoon - by the Smithsonian Institute.
  • Book on Biodiversity from the University of California - An entire web book on biodiversity consisting of 25 chapters covering a multitude of topics.

  • Careers

  • Oregon State's Guide to Zoology Careers - A brief guide consisting of resources available to people seeing a career in zoology.
  • American Association of Zoo Veterinarians - Job listings of zoo veterinarians spanning across the US.
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums - A helpful guide of how to obtain zoology jobs and internships.
  • American Association of Zoo Keepers - A guide explaining zoo keeping as a profession and what can be expected in the career.

  • Classifications

  • Zoological Classification and Nomenclature - A thorough explanation of the zoological classification system.
  • Montana State University - Classification, species concepts and their relation to conservation biology
  • Browse Animal Diversity - Browse the different classifications of animals through University of Michigan's web site.

  • Conferences

  • Biology Browser - A listing of zoological conferences coming up.
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums - Information about the annual conference of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
  • American Association of Zoo Keepers - The upcoming events of the AAZK organization,

  • Endangered Species

  • US Fish and Wildlife Service - Information about the Endangered Species Program.
  • Environmental Protection Agency - Information about the Endangered Species Protection Program.
  • US Office of Protected Resources - Information about the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
  • Endangered Species - A selection of endangered species with information about them.
  • National Zoo - Information from the Smithsonian Institute and the National Zoo about endangered species.

  • Evolution

  • Evolution of Evolution - From the National Science Foundation - Shows how the theory of evolution has changed in the last 150 years
  • Understanding Evolution - A piece from Berkeley about what evolution is and the evidence behind it.
  • Information about Evolution - Explore the theory of evolution and the history behind it.
  • Minnesota University - Information about the theory of evolution and the processes that drive it.

  • Glossaries & Dictionaries

  • UCMP Glossary - Glossary on zoological terms.
  • University of Florida Glossary - Nomenclature glossary for zoology.
  • The Phylocode - Another glossary on zoological terms.
  • US Department of Agriculture - Terms pertaining to zoological nomenclature.

  • Journals

  • Finding Zoology Articles - Learn how to find zoological articles and journals.
  • Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society - Information about the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.
  • Zoological Journals - A huge listing of zoological journals.

  • Natural History Museums

    Natural history museums are the perfect places to learn about zoology and biodiversity. Along with exhibits and models, many museums have interactive elements that help students understand complicated concepts.

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Florida Museum of Natural History
  • San Diego Natural History Museum
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • The Carnegie Museum of Natural History

  • Palaeontology

  • University of California Museum of Palaeontology - A listing of the museum's current exhibits, news, and information about palaeontology.
  • Palaeontology Resources - A great listing of resources about palaeontology.
  • the Palaeontology Portal - A great site with a lot of various information about palaeontology.

  • Parasitology

  • Parasitology Images - A tutorial with additional instructional aids.
  • Microbiology and Immunology Online - Information about parasitology from the University of South Carolina.
  • Center of Disease Control - The CDC's guide to diagnosing parasites.

  • Taxonomy

  • Michigan State University Taxonomy Info - General information about taxonomy and the process of organizing animal species.
  • Classification of Living Things - An Introduction to the Principles of Taxonomy with a Focus on Human Classification Categories.
  • Taxonomy Guide - Plant/Animal/Fungi taxonomy aids.

  • Zoos & Protected Wildlife Areas

  • San Diego Zoo - The official website of the San Diego Zoo.
  • Bronx Zoo - The official website of the Bronx Zoo.
  • The National Zoo - The website of the National Zoo, part of the Smithsonian Institute.
  • Everglades National Park - Protected World Heritage Sight in Florida.
  • Acadia National Park - First national park east of the Mississippi River, located in Maine.