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Environmental Biology  is a free and open textbook that enables students to develop a nuanced understanding of today’s... see more

The fields of Development and Evolution cannot be truly separated. When we study Developmental Biology we are mostly... see more

This interactive explores different anatomical features of the human body and what they reveal about the evolutionary... see more

The evolution of four-limbed animals, or tetrapods, from fish is a dramatic example of one of the great evolutionary... see more

This is an interactive presentation with an accompanying PDF worksheet for use by students.

This interactive presentation allows students to explore how human evolution is studied using a scientific process. An... see more

What is evolution and how does it work? Evolution 101 provides the nuts-and-bolts on the patterns and mechanisms of... see more

A water distribution system is nothing more than a network of components designed to deliver water from a source to a... see more

This material is part of a larger web site. Teaching evolutionary theory is foundational for all biological sciences and... see more

Rett syndrome is used as an example where new mutations in certain positions never enter the human gene pool, because the... see more

An interactive game where students examine natural selection.  The goal is for their species to survive a million years.... see more

CogPrints (1997) is an open access, electronic archive in which authors can self-archive papers in any area of Cognitive... see more

This is an access point for six databases: Specimens in the U.S. National Fungus Collections (repository for over one... see more

A site devoted to presenting fungi as interesting and important organisms. 

The University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) web pages devoted to fungi. 

Fossils across geological time presented in multiple contexts of geological history, the tree of life, paleobiology and... see more

The Digital Commons Network: Life Sciences Commons contains 131,300+ Open Access full-text articles pertaining to Life... see more

This lesson was created using Soft Chalk and received an Honorable Mention for the 2016 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge.... see more

Patterns of diversity, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Emphasis is on the Tree of Life and how its members are... see more

bioRxiv (pronounced bio-archive) is a free online archive and distribution for unpublished preprints in the life... see more

F1000Research provides an Open Science platform to publish all forms of scientific content related to life sciences and... see more

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Free Powerpoint presentation describes current biological aging theories including fundamental limitation or “wear and... see more

Free fixed-format e-textbook (PDF). Theories of biological aging are essential to understanding age-related diseases such... see more