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Resources for Forest Ecology

Required resources:

Encyclopedia of Life

Integrated Taxonomic Information System

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Endangered Species Database

USDA Plants Database

New York Natural Heritage Program

Creative Commons Image Search

Library databases:

Agricola - Covers the world's agricultural literature, including plant and animal sciences, forestry, soil and water resources, and earth and environmental sciences. Records describe journal articles, book chapters, books, series, microforms, audiovisuals, maps, and other types of material.  Coverage: 1970 - present

GreenFILEGreenFILE covers a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.  Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 612,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 9,100 records.  Coverage: 1973 - present

Environment CompleteEnvironment Complete contains more than 2.5 million records from more than 2,350 domestic and international titles dating back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles). The database contains full text for more than 930 journals, including many of the most used journals in the discipline, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc.  Coverage: 1945 - present

JSTORArchives of science, social science, & humanities journals. Generally does NOT include the most recent 3-5 years. 

Other resources:

New York Natural Resources Conservation Service Plant Materials Program - Resource similar to the USDA Plants Database but may have slightly different fact sheets and may also be worth checking.

USDA Forest Service Ethnobotany

New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Native American Ethnobotany DBA Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants.

Know Your TreesA Guide to the Identification of New York State Forest Trees

Adirondack AlmanackThe Adirondack Almanack's contributors include veteran local writers, historians, naturalists, and outdoor enthusiasts from around the Adirondack region. The Almanack is the online news journal of Adirondack Explorer. Both are nonprofits supported by contributors, readers, and advertisers, and devoted to exploring, protecting, and unifying the Adirondack Park.

National Museum of the American Indian - A diverse and multifaceted cultural and educational enterprise, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex. The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego.