Ecology

Ecology Note Taking Guide:  Please make a copy of the document and rename following the appropriate naming protocol.

Animals: 

eNature.com Field Guides:  Select the appropriate species from the list on the lower right, then search the names that show up on the left.

Cornell U. Bird Guide searchable database:  Has good detailed information

Bureau of Land Management: California Wildlife – Search by scientific name or common name and click on the common name in results.

California Herps (Amphibians & Reptiles) – Type in the common name or scientific name in “Search this Site” in the upper right hand corner.  Scroll through the pictures to get to the information at the bottom.

Oakland Zoo – Animals: Check to see if your animal shows up in the drop down lists and select animal.

Plants:

California Native Plant Society:  Search for some plants by scientific name.

eNature.com Field Guides:  Select the appropriate species from the list on the lower right, then search the names that show up on the left.

California Native Plant Link Exchange: Search – click on plant name, see tabs top right: taxon, plant characteristics, and brief info below photo to right…click taxon & plant characteristics to open tabs for more info.)

Theodore Payne Foundation: California Native Plant Database – Searchable by scientific name, same type of info as above. Includes (hummingbird, butterfly & songbird attractiveness, whether it is ok to plant under oaks, and other planting considerations).

CalPhotos: Plants – all photographs

Jepson eFlora

Fungi:

The Fungi of California: Find the common or scientific name on the Species Index or put the name in the search feature.

Bay Area Mycological Society: Search common name in search box.

Jack-o-lantern at University of Virginia

Subscription Databases:

World Book Online:  Not all organisms will be included here.  If there is an article, be sure to also look at the “Related Information” tab to see if there are “Magazine Articles” on yours.

SIRS Discoverer:  Only the more common organisms are likely to show up in this database.  Be sure to put the name of multiple-word organisms into quotes (ex. “California Ground Squirrel”).

Gale – Science in Context:  If you are searching for a multi-word name, be sure to put the words in quotes (ex. “California Ground Squirrel”).  If you want to try to make sure the information is about more local organisms, you can try doing an advanced keyword search (ex. “orb weaver spider” in “Keyword” And “California” in “Keyword”).

Gale – Student Resources in Context: f you are searching for a multi-word name, be sure to put the words in quotes (ex. “California Ground Squirrel”).  If you want to try to make sure the information is about more local organisms, you can try doing an advanced keyword search (ex. “orb weaver spider” in “Keyword” And “California” in “Keyword”).

Last Updated 10/23/15