Turtles help monitor ecological health of Great Lakes TechTimes (6/11) Because of the lifespan of snapping turtles and painted turtles, as well as their relatively higher spot in the food chain compared to fish, these reptiles could actually be a great and useful source of measuring pollution in the wetlands.
Flora And Fauna Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Contains links to informational pages on the Flora and Fauna of Illinois.
Flora and Fauna of the Great Lakes Region University of Michigan This multimedia digital collection provides access to materials selected from Fish and Mammal Divisions of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology and the Fungus Collections of the University of Michigan Herbarium.
Wildlife Resources Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Resources and programs specific to the state of Michigan.
Databases Faunmap Illinois State Museum FAUNMAP is an electronic database documenting the late Quaternary distribution of mammal species in the United States. The primary purpose of this database is to investigate the evolution of mammalian communities.
Programs and Projects BirdCast A collaborative effort that enables anyone to track migrating birds as they move through the Mid-Atlantic region, complete with radar imagery, educational information, and the chance to record your own observations.
Native America A New York based organization dedicated to the reintroduction of native plants and animals species to their respective places through education, research and habitat restoration.
Watchable Wildlife Ohio Department of Natural Resources (DNR) A program designed to enhance wildlife viewing opportunities for the public across the state. The objectives are four-fold: wildlife-associated recreation, economic development, education, and conservation.
Wildlife Watcher's Report on Monitoring Environment Canada This document consists of brief reports outlining the history, goals, methodology, recent results and contacts for volunteer-based bird and amphibian monitoring projects in Ontario.
New York Wildlife Viewing Guide New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Includes 76 sites that are among the state's premier wildlife viewing areas open to the public year-round.
Surveys Benthic Biomonitoring U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) Results collected from 45 stations during summer 1997, focusing on both the nearshore and offshore communities. This benthic work is a new component to GLNPO's Great Lakes surveillance program, which has included sampling for plankton and nutrients since the early 1980s.
Vertical Distribution of Zooplankton U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) Vertical migration by zooplankton is one of the earliest and most commonly observed behavioral phenomena in both marine and freshwaters.
Zooplankton 1998 Data U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) Zooplankton are tiny, free-living animals found in the open water of all water bodies, including the Great Lakes. Because of their importance in the ecology of aquatic systems, the U.S. EPA-Great Lakes National Program Office has been monitoring zooplankton populations in the Great Lakes since 1983.