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Agricultural Biological & Environmental Sciences Image Collections Guide
Table of Contents:

Climate & Soil Science
  • NOAA Photo Library
    Weather and space images, images of the Earth's shores and coastal seas, and marine species images ranging from great whales to the most minute plankton. Search by term or browse by categories including the National Weather Service, fisheries, coral kingdom, and more.
  • USGS Multimedia Gallery
    The USGS Multimedia Gallery contains photos, descriptions, and additional information of USGS science..
Biology
  • ASM Mammal Image Library
    A non-profit educational service of the American Society of Mammalogists. a visual resource at all levels of instruction.
  • Atlas of Nucleic Acid Containing Structures  
    DIGITAL IMAGES. Provides summary information and images for each structure in the Nucleic Acid Database (also listed in these guides). These images provide many looks at the varied structures of nucleic acids.
  • BIODIC: The Ultrastructures
    "Electron micrographs in the field of Biology. Images are free to use as teaching material or resources. --Anatomy --Animal Biology --Cell Biology --Plant Biology --Monera-prokaryots --Fungi --Protists"
  • BioDiTRL
    Bio-Database Teaching Resource Library
  • NIGMS Cellular Imaging
    From the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Provides visualization at the cellular and subcellular level to understand cell structure and function and how they are dynamically regulated.
  • Science.gov Image Search
    "Images from the following organizations: --National Biologcial Information Infrastructure (NBII) --Library of Images from the Environment (LIFE) --National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA ) Image eXchange (NIX) --National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Photo Library."
Anatomy
  • AnatQuest: Anatomic Images Online
    High resolution cryosectional colour images of human anatomy produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project.
  • An@tomy.tv Authentication Required
    The world's most detailed 3D model of human anatomy available online created by Primal Pictures. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.
  • Atlas of Histology
    Includes over 1000 labeled histological features and accompanying functional descriptions. All images are accessible though an alphabetical index and a search engine.
  • BIODIDAC
    Includes over 6,100 diagrams (both color & b/w) photographs, and videos related to biology and histology.
  • Digital Anatomist Project
    University of Washington Structural Informatics Group's interactive atlas containing graphical and symbolic representations of human anatomy. Includes 2-D and 3-D images.
  • Digital Anatomist Project
    University of Washington Structural Informatics Group's interactive atlas containing graphical and symbolic representations of human anatomy. Includes 2-D and 3-D images.
  • Dream Anatomy
    Drawn from the collections of the National Library of Medicine, this site depicts the anatomical imagination from 1500 to the present.
  • John Martin Rare Book Room Images
    These unique sets of several hundred images from the 5,000 volume John Martin Rare Book Room have been selected from some of the more striking works in the collection and include illustrations relating to anatomy, physiology, surgery, obstetrics, and therapeutics. An effort has been made to avoid duplicating the work of other digitizing projects relating to the history of medicine and to include only those images not already scanned in high resolution.
  • The JayDoc HistoWeb
    JayDoc HistoWeb is an online histology atlas. The creators of HistoWeb allow use of the content for non-profit, educational purposes.
Ecology
  • ARKive  
    DIGITAL MEDIA (IMAGES, VIDEOS). Unique collection of thousands of wildlife videos, images, and fact-files, with a special focus on the world's threatened species.
  • BIODIDAC
    Includes over 6,100 diagrams (both color & b/w) photographs, and videos related to biology and histology.
  • NASA Images
    A new online archive of hundreds of thousands of NASA images.
Animal Science
  • Animal Science Image Gallery  
    The Animal Science Image Gallery is a collaborative project of the USDA National Agricultural Library and the American Society of Animal Science.
Ornithology (Birds)
  • Birds of North America Online Authentication Required
    Provides detailed scientific information for each of the 716 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. A project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, BNA is a living resource with account contents updated frequently. Includes image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and recordings bird songs and calls.
Primatology Fisheries & Aquatic Zoology
  • Freshwater and Marine Image Bank
    Images related to freshwater and marine topics, including images of fish, shellfish, and marine mammals, pictures of fish hatcheries and dams and vessels, materials related to polar exploration, regional and traditional fisheries, and limnological (freshwater) subjects. From the University of Washington Library's Digital Collections.
Amphibians Biophysics
  • An@tomy.tv Authentication Required
    The world's most detailed 3D model of human anatomy available online created by Primal Pictures. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.
Reptiles

Agriculture
  • Animal Science Image Gallery  
    The Animal Science Image Gallery is a collaborative project of the USDA National Agricultural Library and the American Society of Animal Science.
  • ARS Image Gallery  
    The Image Gallery is provided as a complimentary source of high quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff.
  • NOAA Photo Library
    Weather and space images, images of the Earth's shores and coastal seas, and marine species images ranging from great whales to the most minute plankton. Search by term or browse by categories including the National Weather Service, fisheries, coral kingdom, and more.
  • Photo Gallery
    Photos from the Weed Science Society of America of many common North American weeds, herbs, and plants.
  • PlantFacts - Images
    This portion of PlantFacts includes photos of ornamental plants, insects and diseases, turf, and fruits and vegetables.
  • Plant Image Gallery
    Plant Image Gallery is an ongoing project of the Noble Foundation which currently includes over 600 species of vascular plants.
  • The Twelve Soil Orders
    A collection of information and images to illustrate the distribution, properties, ecological significance, and the use of the twelve soil orders.
  • USDA Beltsville Electron Microscopy Unit
    Images from the Electron and Confocal Microscope Unit; using the scanning and transmission electron microscopes, the collection contains images of the surface of biological and physical materials unaltered by preparative procedures.
  • USGS Multimedia Gallery
    The USGS Multimedia Gallery contains photos, descriptions, and additional information of USGS science..
Entomology Horticulture
  • ARS Image Gallery  
    The Image Gallery is provided as a complimentary source of high quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff.
  • Botanical Society of America Online Image Collection
    Images currently cover Plant Geography, Plant Morphology, Phloem Development, Xylem Development, Floral Ontogeny, Lichens, Economic Botany, Carnivorous Plants, Organography, Pollen, Paleobotany, Plant Defense Mechanisms and Plant Anatomy.
  • Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery
    Designed to assist botanists, ecologists, and natural resource managers with the identification of plants, the Plant Image Gallery includes over 600 species of vascular plants.
  • Photo Gallery (Weed Science Society of America)
    This photo gallery contains pictures of common North American plants. Some of the plant species listed are not generally considered weeds but may have toxic or poisonous properties, or are otherwise of general interest as wildflowers or herbs.
  • PLANTS Database
    The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners.
  • Texas Plant Disease Handbook
    Organized by plant type, the TPDH includes definitions of plant diseases as well as images for some but not all pathologies.
Plant Science
  • AgroAtlas
    "The Russian-English Agricultural Atlas is the world’s most comprehensive source of information on the geographic distribution of plant-based agriculture in Russia and neighboring countries. The Atlas contains 1500 maps that illustrate the distribution of 100 crops, 560 wild crop relatives, 640 diseases, pests and weeds, and 200 environmental parameters. Additionally, the Atlas provides detailed biological descriptions, illustrations, metadata and reference lists. Currently, individual maps can be downloaded and viewed using freely available AgroAtlas GIS Utility software, which can also be downloaded at this site."
  • ARS Image Gallery  
    The Image Gallery is provided as a complimentary source of high quality digital photographs available from the Agricultural Research Service Information Staff.
  • Botanical Society of America Online Image Collection
    Images currently cover Plant Geography, Plant Morphology, Phloem Development, Xylem Development, Floral Ontogeny, Lichens, Economic Botany, Carnivorous Plants, Organography, Pollen, Paleobotany, Plant Defense Mechanisms and Plant Anatomy.
  • Curtis's Botanical Magazine [NAL Image Search]
    A project of the National Agricultural Library. Contains over 1,000 original plates of botanical illustrations from William Curtis' The Botanical Magazine, 1787-1807. Browse botanical illustrations by flower or plant name. Update:[NAL removed Curt's Magazine botanical plates collection, but some of these and other botanical illustrations can still be found on the NAL Rare Book Image Search. link updated 12/13]
  • Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery
    Designed to assist botanists, ecologists, and natural resource managers with the identification of plants, the Plant Image Gallery includes over 600 species of vascular plants.
  • Photo Gallery
    Photos from the Weed Science Society of America of many common North American weeds, herbs, and plants.
  • PLANTS Database
    The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners.
  • Plant Image Gallery
    Plant Image Gallery is an ongoing project of the Noble Foundation which currently includes over 600 species of vascular plants.
  • The Twelve Soil Orders
    A collection of information and images to illustrate the distribution, properties, ecological significance, and the use of the twelve soil orders.
Plant Pathology
  • AgroAtlas
    "The Russian-English Agricultural Atlas is the world’s most comprehensive source of information on the geographic distribution of plant-based agriculture in Russia and neighboring countries. The Atlas contains 1500 maps that illustrate the distribution of 100 crops, 560 wild crop relatives, 640 diseases, pests and weeds, and 200 environmental parameters. Additionally, the Atlas provides detailed biological descriptions, illustrations, metadata and reference lists. Currently, individual maps can be downloaded and viewed using freely available AgroAtlas GIS Utility software, which can also be downloaded at this site."
  • APS Press : Image Resources
    The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is the premier society dedicated to high quality, innovative plant pathology research. Saint Paul publisher. Publishes the print and CD-Rom images used in the Plant Path Library.
  • Botanical Society of America Online Image Collection
    Images currently cover Plant Geography, Plant Morphology, Phloem Development, Xylem Development, Floral Ontogeny, Lichens, Economic Botany, Carnivorous Plants, Organography, Pollen, Paleobotany, Plant Defense Mechanisms and Plant Anatomy.
  • IPM Images : Crops
    Browse images by commodity, taxonomy, damage types, photographers, organization, location.
  • MykoWeb
    "MykoWeb is a site rich in mushroom photography. There about 6000 fungal photographs to view, with over 4000 of these illustrating the species at The Fungi of California. Hundreds of the best photographs are available for viewing in large size on the Mushroom Photography pages."
  • Photo Gallery
    Photos from the Weed Science Society of America of many common North American weeds, herbs, and plants.
  • PLANTS Database
    The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners.
  • Plant & Pest Digital Library
    "The Digital Library enhances the diagnostic services of the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory at Purdue University by providing images of common plant and pest problems."
  • Texas Plant Disease Handbook
    Organized by plant type, the TPDH includes definitions of plant diseases as well as images for some but not all pathologies.
  • Virtual Nematode
    "The Virtual Nematode uses 3-D animations and virtual reality environments as visual teaching aids for several concepts in plant parasitic nematology. The end product is intended to supplement a lecture. Visualization may enhance a viewer's perception and retention of the information presented. "
Fisheries & Aquatic Zoology
  • Freshwater and Marine Image Bank
    Images related to freshwater and marine topics, including images of fish, shellfish, and marine mammals, pictures of fish hatcheries and dams and vessels, materials related to polar exploration, regional and traditional fisheries, and limnological (freshwater) subjects. From the University of Washington Library's Digital Collections.
Forestry
  • Fritz-Metcalf Photograph Collection (UC Berkeley Biosciences & Natural Resources Library)
    The Fritz-Metcalf Photograph Collection is a group of about 9000 photographs relating primarily to forestry, conservation, and the lumber industry in California and the United States. Subjects include logging operations, logging equipment, reforestation, forest research, fire protection, lumber mills, and the activities of the University of California's School of Forestry. The photographs were taken from 1906 to 1984 by Emanuel Fritz, Woodbridge Metcalf and others.
  • Forestry Images
    Health, natural resources, and silviculture Images including forest pests, trees and stand types, silvicultural practices, invasive organisms, forest plants, wildlife, and other scenes. Joint project of the Bugwood Network and the USDA Forest Service, and the University of Georgia.


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