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Centennial Museum
Museums of the World
Rotifer Project Under Construction
El Paso Region
El Paso Geol Soc
El Paso Archaeol Soc
Chihuahuan Desert Wildlife Rescue
Chihuahuan Desert Reseach Institute
Chihuahuan Desert Network (NPS)
Biota: Reserva de la Biosfera de Mapimí
Los Angeles County Museum
Museum of Paleontology
U.T. Austin Vert Paleo Lab
Museum Computer Network
Sevilleta LTER Project
Lost Museum Sci
Natl Center Sci Edu
Center Study 1st Americans
Early classics in Biogeography, Distribution, and Diversity Studies: To 1950
Don's Digital Photos

There are a number of other web sites of interest. Some are sites intimately connected with the Centennial Museum and the Laboratory for Environmental Biology; others are connected only by the principle of intellectual excitement.

The Museums of the World is a searchable database of global museums.

The Rotifer Project is spearheaded by Dr. Elizabeth Walsh of UTEP's Department of Biological Sciences. To quote from the introduction, "Rotifers play a major role in freshwater ecosystems, their abundance and ubiquitous occurrence rank them as one of the most basic building blocks of aquatic foodwebs." The project focuses largely on the taxonomy of these invertebrates as a necessary early stage in the understanding of their ecology.

The El Paso Region link takes you to information on several places of local interest: Feather Lake Wildlife Sanctuary, Wilderness Park Museum, and Franklin Mountains State Park.

The El Paso Geological Society link takes you to the home page of the society where there are links to officers of the society and to information on field trips and publications.

The El Paso Archaeological Society home page is the entryway to full information about this organization that has been active in the El Paso Region since 1922.

Chihuahuan Desert Wildlife Rescue attempts to rehabilitate orphaned and injured animals, returning them to the wild when possible. Over 1500 animals from Far West Texas and south-central New Mexico were aided last year.

The Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute (CDRI) is an independent, non-profit, scientific and educational organization based on a 507-acre landsite approximately 4 miles south of Fort Davis, Texas. Its mission is to promote public awareness, appreciation, and concern for the natural diversity of the Chihuahuan Desert region through research and education. Sustainable living in the desert is demonstrated through their rainwater harvesting system installed on the roof of the Visitors' Center, drip irrigation in the botanical gardens, umbrella guzzlers in the grasslands, and solar power on the educational pavilion. To promote research and biodiversity conservation, the CDRI houses one of the largest collections of Chihuahuan Desert cacti in the world in its cactus greenhouse. Other attractions on the landsite include a mining heritage exhibit, a 20 acre botanical garden with a living collection of trees, shrubs, and flowers native to the region, and hiking trails.

Pantera Excursiones has a list of animals and plants from the Bolson de Mapimi Reserve.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History Guide to Museums and Cultural Resources on the Web is a site of the first order for accessing a wide variety of museums.

The Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, is another wide-ranging site. Links to natural history museums and a multitude of other resources, including those of the Museum itself.

Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin. Information on the lab and its paleontological collections, links to other Austin institutions.

The Museum Computer Network has a huge database of museum URL links.

Sevilleta LTER Project. The University of New Mexico's Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research Project provides introductions to a number of Southwestern organisms, to Southwestern ecology, and to the Museum of Southwestern Biology, among other subjects.

The Lost Museum of Science. An excellent, friendly gateway to natural history and archaeology museums and more.

The National Center for Science Education is a non-profit corporation affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Science Teachers Association. It is involved primarily in defense against attacks on the teaching of evolution, and it (and links on its pages) are excellent sources of objective information.

The Center for the Study of the First Americans focuses on interdisciplinary Paleoindian studies, including entry of humans into the New World, their prehistory to about 8,500 years ago, and their physical and biotic environments.

Don's Digital Photos: Nature and Landscape Photography of the Chihuahuan Desert and New Mexico. Well worth taking the tour.


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Last Update: 5 Jan 2016