Sites for Ecological Data
Below are listed numerous sites that contain (or at least
potentially contain) ecological data amenable for use in a classroom
setting. This list will frequently evolve, and will become annotated
and more user-friendly. Return often!
Your suggestions and contributions are welcome. Please e-mail all
comments to the address given at the bottom of the page.
to Webpage for Workshop: Using the Web in Ecology Classes, held at
the 1998 ESA Meeting in Baltimore.
Help!! This page explains how to find, download, and format
Ideas!!. This page contains ideas
contributed by others describing how they use on-line ecological data
Sites classified by type of data available
Note: Most sites require that data users register prior to
using data. Please refer to disclaimers for that particular site
Sites classified by source
of datasets (discusses data availability by category)
Managers Site Resource List (reviews the general dataset
capabilities of all the LTER sites)
Experimental Forest, Oregon
Tundra LTER site, North Slope of Alaska UAF's Toolik Lake
- Baltimore Urban LTER
- Bonanza Creek
Experimental Forest, Alaska
- Central Arizona -
- Cedar Creek LTER
Hydrologic Laboratory LTER site, North Carolina / University
- Harvard Forest,
- Hubbard Brook
Experimental Forest, New Hampshire
- Jornada LTER site, New
- Kellogg Biological
- Konza Prairie Research
Natural Area, Kansas
- Luquillo Experimental
Forest, Puerto Rico
- McMurdo Dry
- North Temperate
- Niwot Ridge/Green
Lakes Valley, Colorado
- Palmer Station,
- Sevilleta National
Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico
Steppe WWW Home Page, Colorado
Coast Reserve LTER, Virginia
Sites with directly accessible data
These sites contain data, often in tabular format, that can be
imported into a spreadsheet or statistics program for further
analysis. These sites generally have "help" guides that explain the
datasets, and provide definitions for the various columns and rows.
This list will grow as more links are evaluated.
These sites either have not been evaluated for relevant data, do
not directly contain relevant data, or contain data that are only
accessible by contacting a datakeeper.
Leads to Commercial Sources
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This page posted and maintained by Kenneth M.
Klemow, Ph.D., Biology Department,
Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre,
PA 18766. (570) 408-4758,
Last update: 6 October 1997.