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Biology

Here you will find all the resources identified by our tutors as useful for the study of this subject, arranged in ascending alphabetical order. Browse the tiles and descriptions to discover if there are any resources of interest to you, or click on any of the keywords to see resources sorted by more in-depth topics.

Biology (C100): A broadly based scientific study of living organisms, both animal and vegetable. Includes their structure, functions, evolution, distribution and interrelationships.

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Link British Trees

An introduction to British Trees crated by the Woodland Trust. Contains short entries for all British trees. Each entry contains detailed...

Plant identification, British trees, Tree guide view
Link Wikibook on Animal Behaviour

An introductory online textbook on Animal Behaviour aimed at first year university students. Gives a good overview but lacks details and is still...

Ethology, Online biology textbook, Learning, Tinbergen, Human biology, Animal Behaviour view
Link Basic principles of genetics

An introduction to Mendelian genetics and inheritance. The site contains short basic entries for each topic as well as practice quizzes,...

Mendel, inheritance, Punnett square view
Link Modern theories of evolution

An introduction to evolution including population genetics. The site contains short basic entries for each topic as well as practice quizzes,...

Natural selection, Hardy-Weinberg, Gene flow, Mutations, Recombination view
Link Primate Behaviour

An introduction to primate behaviour including detailed information on social behaviour and communication. The site contains additional contains...

Animal Behaviour, Pimates, Great apes, Animal communication, Social behaviour, Group living view
Link Pangaea

An open access library containing data-sets in Earth and environmental sciences including ecology. Hosted and maintained by the Alfred Wegener...

Open data-sets, Atmosphere, Water, Sediments, Oceanography view
Link Insects and Spiders - The Natural History Museum in London

A comprehensive introduction to taxonomy and diversity of insects and spiders, including videos and identification guides. Generated by the...

Insects, Spiders, Butterflies, Biodiversity, Bumblebees, Taxonomy, Animal identification, Entomology, Arachnology view
Link Darwin Now

A series of 9 podcasts (lasting about 20 minutes each) from the Open University on the life and science of Charles Darwin.

Darwin, Natural selection, History of science, Language diversity view
Link Human Anatomy course

A complete online undergraduate course of 12 units covering aspects of human anatomy including the central nervous system. Free course offered by...

Medical science, Human biology, Digestive system, Reproductive system, Nervous system view
Link Population ecology course

A comprehensive online course in population ecology comprising 4 units including population biology, life histories and predator-prey interactions...

Predator-prey interactions, Metapopulations, Conservation, Ecosystems, Co-evolution view
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