Aquatic Technical Links

Action BioScienceSite is a non-commercial, educational web site created to promote bioscience literacy by examining issues that will:

  • Motivate the public to play an active role in bioscience education
  • Show how developments in bioscience research can affect everyone
  • Promote an understanding of biogeography and the biodiversity of life
  • Engage the public to reflect on the relationship between human activity and the – Natural course of evolution
  • Promote global ecological awareness
  • Advance formal and informal bioscience education
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The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)Site
The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is a broad, collaborative program to provide increased access to data and information on the nation’s biological resources. The NBII links diverse, high-quality biological databases, information products, and analytical tools maintained by NBII partners an

The Aquaculture Network Information Center (AquaNIC) Site
The Aquaculture Network Information Center (AquaNIC) was conceived in 1994 by the former USDA-Extension Service (currently Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service) as one of the nation’s first network information centers to serve as a gateway to the world’s electronic aquaculture resources. AquaNIC was created, through grants from USDA-Extension Service, the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Pro

The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS)Site
The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), an international organization of about 3,500 members dedicated to fostering sound wetland science, education, and management. SWS is the society for wetland professionals. It puts at your fingertips the latest research, access to the smartest people in the wetlands business, and links to the most interesting developments. Explore our site and see for yourself.

NALMS – The North American Lake Management Society Site
The focus of NALMS is on lake management for a wide variety of uses, but to do this it is necessary to address land use and other issues on a watershed level. We get involved in land, streams, wetland and even estuaries in the course of our activities, as lakes are a logical endpoint in systems that incorporate all of these resource types. The focus is lakes, but the medium is water, and it defies governmental boundaries, human ownership, and even physical form. The management target of NALMS is lakes, but this involves activities in all landscape forms.

Water Environment Federation – Site
Formed in 1928, the Water Environment Federation® (WEF®) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 35,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF and its Member Associations proudly work to achieve our mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment®.

Biology & Environmental Links

MicrobeWorld Site
Microbes influence all living things and contribute to all manner of chemical and physical processes.  Because these activities are so diverse, the science of microbiology is multidisciplinary, calling on the skills and knowledge of individuals specializing in many different fields of life science, environmental science, and engineering.  Microbiology arose, and continues to profit from, several previously independent scientific and medical disciplines, including bacteriology, virology, public health science, clinical microbiology, immunology, parasitology, vaccinology, and a host of other areas of inquiry.  Microbiologists work in basic and applied research, clinical settings, manufacturing of food and other goods, public health, environmental protection, and other domains.

Microbes.infoSite is an internet web site designed to bring useful and interesting microbiology informational resources to you. With literally billions of web pages out there in cyberspace, searching effectively and efficiently for any information is becoming increasingly difficult. Finding accurate and specific information on microbiology topics is much like “looking for a needle in a haystack”. This web site attempts to reduce the clutter and the size of the haystack in an effort to help you filter through the information in an organized manner.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease RegistrySite
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.

Biotechnology Industry OrganizationSite
BIO is the world’s largest biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business development and communications services for more than 1,200 members worldwide. Our mission is to be the champion of biotechnology and the advocate for our member organizations—both large and small.

NASA Astrobiology InstituteSite
Astrobiology is the study of the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. This interdisciplinary field requires a comprehensive, integrated understanding of biological, planetary, and cosmic phenomena. Astrobiology encompasses the search for habitable environments in our Solar System and on planets around other stars; the search for evidence of prebiotic chemistry or life on Solar System bodies such as Mars, Jupiter’s moon Europa, and Saturn’s moon Titan; and research into the origin, early evolution, and diversity of life on Earth. Astrobiologists address three fundamental questions: How does life begin and evolve? Is there life elsewhere in the universe? What is the future of life on Earth and beyond?

University of Minnesota Biocatalysis/Biodegradation DatabaseSite
This database contains information on microbial biocatalytic reactions and biodegradation pathways for primarily xenobiotic, chemical compounds. The goal of the UM-BBD is to provide information on microbial enzyme-catalyzed reactions that are important for biotechnology.

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionSite
Welcome to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. We are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people.

The Hazardous Waste Clean-up Information (CLU-IN) Web SiteSite
The Hazardous Waste Clean-up Information (CLU-IN) Web Site provides information about innovative treatment technology to the hazardous waste remediation community. It describes programs, organizations, publications, and other tools for federal and state personnel, consulting engineers, technology developers and vendors, remediation contractors, researchers, community groups, and individual citizens. The site was developed by the U.S. EPA but is intended as a forum for all waste remediation stakeholders.

Evironmental Protection Agency – Site
Terms of Environment: Glossary, Abbreviations and Acronyms

Bad Bug Book: Introduction To Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook – The “Bad Bug Book”Site
This handbook provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. It brings together in one place information from the Food & Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, and the National Institutes of Health.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)Site
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) models the complex interaction between a product and the environment from cradle to grave. It is also known as Life Cycle Analysis or Ecobalance.

CELLS Alive!Site
CELLS Alive! represents 30 years of capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research. The site has been available continuously and updated annually since May of 1994 and now hosts over 4 million visitors a year. All text, images, and layout are provided by me, Jim Sullivan (resumé) shown here with Boo and Bella. Every effort has been made to minimize errors or typos, but any you find on these pages are my doing as well.