In the 2012 President's Budget Request, the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is terminated. As a result, all resources, databases, tools, and applications within this web site will be removed on January 15, 2012. For more information, please refer to the NBII Program Termination page.
Learn about the great diversity of creatures that inhabit the earth. The sections below contain information and resources pertaining to particular groups of organisms. The systematics section has information and references about the classification and scientific naming of organisms.
AMPHIBIANS Learn about frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians. Read about amphibian malformations, population declines and discover ways you can help.
BOTANY Botany is the scientific study of plants and other similar organisms. Learn about plant species, form and function, gardening, applied plants sciences, and find plant references.
FISHERIES & AQUATIC RESOURCES Find resources on fish and aquatic species, management, data & mapping, recreational information and educational references.
MUSEUM COLLECTIONS Collections are the assemblages of organisms, both living and dead, that are organized and curated by scientists to provide the formal documentation of the world's known biodiversity.
SYSTEMATICS The systematics section has information and references about the classification and scientific naming of organisims.
The NBII Program is administered by the Biological Informatics Program of the U.S. Geological Survey