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Zoology (C300): The scientific study of all aspects of animal biology: their reproduction, development, physiology, behaviour, mechanics of locomotion, diseases and interactions with the environment.

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Link 3D Fossil collection

The GB3D Type Fossils Online project, funded by JISC, aims to develop a single database of...

Fossils view
Link Advances in the Study of Human Cognitive Evolution

A lecture series comprising 11 lectures on human cognition covering a wide range of topics including the evolution of language, neuroscience and...

Animal Behaviour, Primates, Cognition, Human biology, Language, Cultural learning, Lecture series view
Link An introduction to biological systematics

An advanced online course from the Open University (OpenLearn) on biological systematics. The online course consists of a mix of short text and...

Morphology, Systematics, Taxanomy, Phylogeny, Phylogenetic trees, Biogeography view
Link BBC's natural history archive

BBC's collection of short video clips from some of their impressive natural history programmes. The clips show a variety of different animals and...

Natural history, Attenborough, timelapse photography, Dinosaurs, Garden wildlife, Insects view
Link Birds, the Natural History Museum in London

An online resource of birds from the Natural History in London. The material contains an online discussion board for identification of birds and...

Ornithology, Birds, Archaeopteryx, bird watercolours view
Link Developmental Biology

A comprehensive online course on developmental biology comprising 9 units and covering genes, embryonic development and evolution. Including short...

Eco-devo, Developmental biology, Molecular techniques view
Link Electrofishing Basics

A short PowerPoint presentation introducing Electrofishing as a method for collection aquatic invertebrates. Aimed at students without previous...

Ecological Survey techniques, Fish, Stream sampling view
Link Fly brain and gut

Beautiful confocal microscopy images of the brain and gut connections in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Produced by PhD student Paola...

Entomology, Nervous system, Fruit fly, Brain morphology, Insects 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 Light Trapping For Invertebrates

Short video introducing and illustrating the collection of insects and other invertebrates using a light trap. Aimed at students without previous...

Ecological Survey techniques, Insects, Entomology view
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