Web Resources




European Register of Marine Species


FaunaItalia - Checklist of the Italian fauna (on-line)

Updated Checklist for marine invertebrates by SIBM

Systema Naturae 2000 

The Tree of Life 

Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland

Marine species identification portal

Biodiversity Informatics Visualization

The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomin informationc



Corallinales Identification Integrated System

Marine Benthic Macroalgal Flora of Taiwan Part I Order Gracilariales (RHODOPHYTA)


World Porifera Database



Hexacorallians of the world

Biogeoinformatics of Hexacorallia

Scleractinia Fauna of Taiwan I. The Complex Group

Scleractinia Fauna of Taiwan II. The Robust Group

Corals of the World


Rouse G.W. and Pleijel F. (2001) Polychaetes. Oxford University Press. 354 pp.


Polychčtes Systeme Expert 

Polychaete Taxonomic Start Page by The Natural History Museum of London

POLiKEY - An information system for polychaete families and higher taxa

European Eunicidae

DELTA treatment of polychaetes from southern Australia

ICES Identification Leaflets for Plankton


CLEMAM Check List of European Marine Molusca 

Mediterranean Slug Site

Slug site

Nudibranchs of the British Isles


Le conchiglie dei litorali veneziani

THAIS.IT - malacologia

BIVALVES - Research, Training, Electronic Dissemination of Data

marine shells of
Alboran Sea and North West Africa

Censimento della Malacofauna Marina delle Coste Italiane

Societŕ Italiana di Malacologia

Picture database of shells, by G. Poppe & Goto

Il Mediterraneo e le sue conchiglie



Crustacea.net an information retrieval system for crustaceans of World

Guide to the Coastal Isopods of California

World list of Isopods

Crustacean Fauna of Taiwan: Brachyuran Crabs, Volume I – Carcinology in Taiwan and Dromiacea, Raninoida, Cyclodorippoida

Crustacean Fauna of Taiwan: Barnacles, Volume I – Cirripedia: Thoracica Excluding The Pyrgomatidae and Acastinae

Crustacean Fauna of Taiwan: Crab-Like Anomurans (Hippoidea, Lithodoidea and Porcellanidae)

Crustacean Fauna of Taiwan: Squat Lobsters (Chirostylidae and Galatheidae)

A Catalog of The Mantis Shrimps (Stomatopoda) of Taiwan

A Catalog of The Hermit Crabs (Paguroidea) of Taiwan



Family Chironomidae





Bryozoa NET: Recent and Fossil Bryozoa



The Dutch Ascidians Homepage




Chemicals, health and risk assessment



Web Search Engine

Find web pages, people, company, place, ...



On-line Encyclopedia and Dictionary


Other Internet Resources for Ecology

Resource for Ecology (by Ann E. Throckmorton)

Resource for Environmental Science (by Ann E. Throckmorton)

is a non-profit organization that delivers flexible information services – including databases and customized information products – to the global life sciences community.

produced by BIOSIS, is a free web site offering resources for the life sciences information community.


Map, Route and GIS




Sea Water Equation of State Calculator

Oceanographic Utilities

Estimated Value of Magnetic Declination by NOAA-NGD

Naval Research Laboratory - Stennis Space Center



Adriatic Data

Sediment dispersal in the northwestern Adriatic Sea

The Adriatic Seabed




Selected Demos, Shareware and Freeware


Ecology Software

Ecology Software Subject Index

Statistic, Math and Indices

R-ProjectA language and environment for statistical computing and graphics (Freeware)

NPMANOVA - non-parametric multivariate analysis of variance and others by Marti Jane Anderson (Department of Statistics, University of Auckland) 

FiSAT II - FAO-ICLARM Fish Stock Assessment Tools

EstimateS - Statistical estimation of species richness and shared species from samples by Robert K. Colwell 

AMBIAZTI´ Marine Biotic Index

Biodiversity Pro

PAST (PAlaeontological STatistics) - a free, easy-to-use data analysis package aimed at paleontology. Inspired by PALSTAT, it includes common statistical, plotting and modelling functions... not only for paleontologist!

ASAP Utilities contains over 300 useful and powerful utilities to fill the gaps in Excel, and automate frequently used tasks.

a general-purpose computer algebra system for exact symbolic and numeric calculations and mathematical visualization

GPS and mapping

OziExplorer - A GPS Mapping Software which will work with Magellan, Garmin, Lowrance, Eagle, Silva/Brunton and MLR GPS receivers for the upload and download of waypoints, routes and tracks, and most makes of GPS receivers for on screen tracking of GPS position (moving map).

The Generic Mapping Tools - a free, open source collection of tools that allow users to manipulate (x,y) and (x,y,z) data sets and produce Encapsulated PostScript File (EPS) illustrations ranging from simple x-y plots through contour maps, and comes with support data such as coastlines, rivers, and political boundaries.

GeoSetter is a freeware tool for Windows (XP or higher) for showing and changing geo data and other metadata (IPTC/XMP/Exif) of image files (e.g. images taken by digital cameras).

Tide predictor

WXTide32 - (Freeware)

Image Analyses

UTHSCSA ImageTool - A free image processing and analysis program for Microsoft Windows 9x, Windows ME or Windows NT. IT can acquire, display, edit, analyze, process, compress, save and print gray scale and color images (Freeware)

ImageJ - Image Processing and Analysis in Java (Freeware)

XnView is an efficient multimedia viewer, browser and converter (Freeware)

K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and related tools. Codecs are required to encode and/or decode (play) audio and video (Freeware)

VirtualDubMod is a video editing software (Freeware)

Store files and FTP

WinZIP - The most popular compression utility for Windows just got better (Shareware)

WinRAR - Popular RAR compression format (Shareware)

CDRLabel - Create labels for your CDR backups (Shareware)

DiscLib - This is an organizer for CD, DVD and HDD collections (Freeware)

MindExpander will expand ZIP, SIT, SEA, HQX, and other popular compression formats

File Zilla a fast FTP and SFTP client for Windows with a lot of features. FileZilla Server is a reliable FTP server.

RapidShare up to 200MB

MegaUpload up to 1Gb

DepositFile up to 2 Gb


Adobe Acrobat Reader - Best solution for viewing, navigating, and printing PDF files (Freeware)

Find shareware

tucows (Software Library)




Please comunicate any inconsistant link or new interesting entries to massimo.ponti@unibo.it

Last update: 24/06/2015