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

Climate & Soil Science
  • NOAA Photo Library
    http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/
    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
    http://gallery.usgs.gov/photos/10_12_2009_mRHt48Wkj1_10_12_2009_0
    The USGS Multimedia Gallery contains photos, descriptions, and additional information of USGS science..
Biology
  • ASM Mammal Image Library
    http://www.mammalsociety.org/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  
    http://ndbserver.rutgers.edu/
    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
    http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/biodic/homepage2.html
    "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
    http://bio-ditrl.sunsite.ualberta.ca/search/
    Bio-Database Teaching Resource Library
  • NIGMS Cellular Imaging
    http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Initiatives/CellImaging/
    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.
  • The Micropolitan Museum
    http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/micropolitan/index.html
    The Micropolitan Museum finally exhibits captured images of micro-organisms.
  • Science.gov Image Search
    http://www.science.gov/scigovimage/
    "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
    http://anatquest.nlm.nih.gov/AnatQuest/index.html
    High resolution cryosectional colour images of human anatomy produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project.
  • An@tomy.tv
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12523
    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
    https://histo.life.illinois.edu/histo/atlas/index.php
    Includes over 1000 labeled histological features and accompanying functional descriptions. All images are accessible though an alphabetical index and a search engine.
  • BIODIDAC
    http://biodidac.bio.uottawa.ca/
    Includes over 6,100 diagrams (both color & b/w) photographs, and videos related to biology and histology.
  • Digital Anatomist Project
    http://www9.biostr.washington.edu/da.html
    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
    http://www9.biostr.washington.edu/da.html
    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
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/dreamanatomy/index.html
    Drawn from the collections of the National Library of Medicine, this site depicts the anatomical imagination from 1500 to the present.
  • Gray's Anatomy from Bartleby
    http://www.bartleby.com/107/indexillus.html
    Illustrations from Henry Gray's 1918 work Anatomy of the Human Body
  • Human Anatomy Online
    http://ect.downstate.edu/courseware/haonline/index.htm
    Presented by SUNY Downstate.  Includes Head & Neck Anatomy
  • John Martin Rare Book Room Images
    http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/jmrbr/index.php
    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
    http://www.kumc.edu/instruction/medicine/anatomy/histoweb/
    JayDoc HistoWeb is an online histology atlas. The creators of HistoWeb allow use of the content for non-profit, educational purposes.
Ecology
  • ARKive  
    http://www.arkive.org/
    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
    http://biodidac.bio.uottawa.ca/
    Includes over 6,100 diagrams (both color & b/w) photographs, and videos related to biology and histology.
  • NASA Images
    http://www.nasaimages.org/
    A new online archive of hundreds of thousands of NASA images.
Animal Science
  • Animal Science Image Gallery  
    http://anscigallery.nal.usda.gov/
    The Animal Science Image Gallery is a collaborative project of the USDA National Agricultural Library and the American Society of Animal Science.
  • Dairy Farming Today - Dairy Interactive
    http://www.dairyfarmingtoday.org/Dairy-Interactive/Videos/Pages/DairyInteractive.aspx
    Videos, pictures, e-postcards, and podcasts from the American Dairy Association.
Ornithology (Birds)
  • Birds of North America Online
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/11934
    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
  • Primate Info. Net: Primate Images
    http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/av/images/index.html
    Natural history images of nonhuman primates from the National Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Fisheries & Aquatic Zoology
  • Freshwater and Marine Image Bank
    http://content.lib.washington.edu/fishweb/
    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.
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Digital Library
    http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/
    Collection of over 6,000 nature and wildlife photos provided by the U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service. Includes birds, plants, habitats, environmental sciences, wildlife refuges, and more.
Amphibians
  • University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
    http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sort=order;q1=amph1ic;type=boolean;rgn1=ic_all;g=ummzicg;med=1;view=thumbnail;c=amph1ic
    Search images from UofM's amphibian, mammal, and fish collections.
Biophysics
  • An@tomy.tv
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12523
    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  
    http://anscigallery.nal.usda.gov/
    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  
    http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/graphics/photos/
    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
    http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/
    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
    http://www.wssa.net/Weeds/ID/PhotoGallery.htm
    Photos from the Weed Science Society of America of many common North American weeds, herbs, and plants.
  • PlantFacts - Images
    http://plantfacts.osu.edu/images.lasso
    This portion of PlantFacts includes photos of ornamental plants, insects and diseases, turf, and fruits and vegetables.
  • Plant Image Gallery
    http://www.noble.org/apps/plantimagegallery/
    Plant Image Gallery is an ongoing project of the Noble Foundation which currently includes over 600 species of vascular plants.
  • The Twelve Soil Orders
    http://soils.cals.uidaho.edu/soilorders/index.htm
    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
    http://emu.arsusda.gov/
    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
    http://gallery.usgs.gov/photos/10_12_2009_mRHt48Wkj1_10_12_2009_0
    The USGS Multimedia Gallery contains photos, descriptions, and additional information of USGS science..
Entomology
  • Iowa State Entomology Index
    http://www.ent.iastate.edu/list/directory/92/vid/4
    Incredibly extensive guide to online entomology image sources online.
Horticulture
  • ARS Image Gallery  
    http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/graphics/photos/
    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
    http://images.botany.org/
    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.
  • Hort.net Gallery
    http://www.hort.net/gallery/
    More than 4000 images of more than 2000 plants.
  • Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery
    http://www.noble.org/apps/plantimagegallery/
    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)
    http://www.wssa.net/Weeds/ID/PhotoGallery.htm
    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
    http://plants.usda.gov
    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.
  • Special Collections Images (National Agricultural Library)
    http://specialcollections.nal.usda.gov/image-gallery
    Digitized selections from a variety of Special Collections' rare books, nursery and seed trade catalogs, and manuscript collections. Each image is a digital reproduction of the original artwork or written text.
  • Texas Plant Disease Handbook
    http://planthandbook.tamu.edu/
    Organized by plant type, the TPDH includes definitions of plant diseases as well as images for some but not all pathologies.
  • UW-Madison Botany Department Teaching Collection
    http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/Science/subcollections/GenBotAbout.html
    Collection of botany images and movie clips organized to serve the needs of the students and instructors of the introductory course General Botany.
Plant Science
  • AgroAtlas
    http://www.agroatlas.ru/
    "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  
    http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/graphics/photos/
    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
    http://images.botany.org/
    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]
    http://specialcollections.nal.usda.gov/image-gallery
    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]
  • Hort.net Gallery
    http://www.hort.net/gallery/
    More than 4000 images of more than 2000 plants.
  • Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery
    http://www.noble.org/apps/plantimagegallery/
    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
    http://www.wssa.net/Weeds/ID/PhotoGallery.htm
    Photos from the Weed Science Society of America of many common North American weeds, herbs, and plants.
  • PLANTS Database
    http://plants.usda.gov
    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
    http://www.noble.org/apps/plantimagegallery/
    Plant Image Gallery is an ongoing project of the Noble Foundation which currently includes over 600 species of vascular plants.
  • Special Collections Images (National Agricultural Library)
    http://specialcollections.nal.usda.gov/image-gallery
    Digitized selections from a variety of Special Collections' rare books, nursery and seed trade catalogs, and manuscript collections. Each image is a digital reproduction of the original artwork or written text.
  • The Twelve Soil Orders
    http://soils.cals.uidaho.edu/soilorders/index.htm
    A collection of information and images to illustrate the distribution, properties, ecological significance, and the use of the twelve soil orders.
  • UW-Madison Botany Department Teaching Collection
    http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/Science/subcollections/GenBotAbout.html
    Collection of botany images and movie clips organized to serve the needs of the students and instructors of the introductory course General Botany.
Plant Pathology
  • AgroAtlas
    http://www.agroatlas.ru/
    "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
    http://www.apsnet.org/publications/imageresources/Pages/default.aspx
    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
    http://images.botany.org/
    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
    http://www.ipmimages.org/
    Browse images by commodity, taxonomy, damage types, photographers, organization, location.
  • Minnesota Crop Diseases
    http://www.extension.umn.edu/cropdiseases/
    From U of M Extension: soybean and corn diseases.
  • MykoWeb
    http://www.mykoweb.com/index.html
    "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
    http://www.wssa.net/Weeds/ID/PhotoGallery.htm
    Photos from the Weed Science Society of America of many common North American weeds, herbs, and plants.
  • PLANTS Database
    http://plants.usda.gov
    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
    http://www.ppdl.org/dd/index.html
    "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
    http://planthandbook.tamu.edu/
    Organized by plant type, the TPDH includes definitions of plant diseases as well as images for some but not all pathologies.
  • USDA Beltsville Electron Microscopy Unit - Plant Feeding Mites
    http://www.sel.barc.usda.gov/acari/frames/plantfeed.html
    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.
  • Virtual Nematode
    http://oak.ppws.vt.edu/~sforza/nematode.html
    "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
    http://content.lib.washington.edu/fishweb/
    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.
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Digital Library
    http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/
    Collection of over 6,000 nature and wildlife photos provided by the U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service. Includes birds, plants, habitats, environmental sciences, wildlife refuges, and more.
Forestry
  • Fritz-Metcalf Photograph Collection (UC Berkeley Biosciences & Natural Resources Library)
    http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BIOS/fmpc/
    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
    http://www.forestryimages.org/
    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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