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View Resource Carnegie Institution for Science

Andrew Carnegie was known for his philanthropy, and in 1895 he contributed his vast wealth to creating 22 various organizations that still bear his name. In 1901 he created what became known as the Carnegie Institution for Science with an initial gift of $10 million. Over the past century, the Institution has continued to support a wide range of scientific endeavors, and researchers such as Edwin...

View Resource AP Biology II

Presented by Hippocampus, a project of The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education, this free online course covers all of the material outlined by the College Board as necessary to prepare students to pass the AP Biology exam and is designed to acquaint visitors with "the general concepts of life including reproduction, balance in nature, and the nature of living things." This section is...

View Resource Leaf Identification

This straightforward tutorial on leaf identification comes from the Department of Horticulture at Penn State University. Simple diagrams, helpful photos, and clear explanations make short work of learning the basics of leaf identification. The website even includes a section on why anyone should bother learning this skill (i.e. it's not just for dedicated horticulturists and botanists). The...

View Resource The Missouri Flora Website

This straightforward guide to the flora of Missouri comes courtesy of Missourian Dan Tenaglia. The site offers photos and descriptions of the flowering and non-flowering plants of the region. Tenaglia's easy-to-use key requires users to identify flower color and leaf characteristics only (for the most part); results are thumbnail photos that lead to summary information and additional images. The...

View Resource Fuzzy Set Ordination Web Page

Commonly used by plant community ecologists, Fuzzy Set Ordination (FSO) is a technique for "find[ing] associations between site factors and species distributions." Richard Boyce, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Denver in Colorado, has put together this Website on Fuzzy Set Ordination. The site offers background descriptions of FSO as well as a dozen suggested key...

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