This following explains some of the major links and tools on Discover Life. Click on the blue links below to go to them.
All living things
-- browse images and information on plants and animals [or click here to do so using scientific names].
- Custom guides & checklists
-- for guides and checklists that are specific to a site or region
-- conservation information will appear here;
currently links to an article that outlines conservation issues, focused on the Appalachians
-- for training guides, research protocols, training teachers &
students how to study biodiversity and put their findings on the Web.
-- for ATBI & associated events
- Get Involved
-- to enter data about yourself so that you can get involved
- Global Mapper
-- map observations at scale ranging from global maps to local aerial photographs.
- Site map - Help
-- for this page. Read the "Help" below before you use IDnature guides and other tools on Discover Life.
- IDnature guides
-- on-line identification guides to help you identify organisms
- Insect Diversity Project
-- our site devoted to the databasing of insect species in various locations
-- information on invasive species
-- allows you to retrieve label information, input data, and make labels
-- links to associated sites
- Nature Days
-- a program that we are developing to establish ecological study sites around the world
-- see thumbnails by photographer
-- register to become involved and receive information
-- to report results use the "Report" tool in IDnature guide's banner
- Research center
-- Discover Life's International Center for Public Health and Enviromental Research (PHER)
-- search for participants, key words, and locate species by common and scientific names.
- Study sites
-- plans & methods for study of Great Smokies & elsewhere.
- Who we are
-- names & addresses, organizational structure, correspondence, events and travel information.
-- You can customize Discover Life's "Search Box" and embed it in your Web pages.
Click on this link and view the source code. By changing
two variables, "btxt" and "burl," you can customize the search tool
so that its navigation bar returns users to any Web page. For an
example of how this works, use the search box on ASEANET's homepage.