References – Adaptation


Open glossary PDF file.

Natural selection

Behavioral Sciences Department, Palomar College
Darwin and Natural Selection

Understanding Evolution

Misconceptions about natural selection and adaptation

General information

Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts


Threatened species

Australian Academy of Science
NOVA – Science in the news
A range of topics relating to Biology and the environment

Article about the Impact of global warming on biodiversity

Centre for Environmental Stress and Adaptation Research
Information about research projects

Convention on Biological Diversity
Information and tools to support the integration of climate change impacts. (go to Information > Adaptation to Climate Change – registration required)

A Gateway to the best scientific research news sources > Biosciences

Zoos Victoria
Information about wildlife conservation programs.

The Queensland Science Teachers Network
Introduction to ecology, including a glossary of terms

State and Territory information

New South Wales

Department of Environment and Climate Change, NSW
Biodiversity home page

Northern Territory

Natural Resources, Environment and The Arts
Biodiversity Conservation


Department of Environment and Resource Management, Queensland
Biodiversity home page

South Australia

Department of Environment and Heritage, South Australia
Biodiversity home page


Tasmania online
Links to useful information > Environment, land and water > conservation > biodiversity

Department of Primary Industries and Water, Tasmania
A wealth of information on Tasmania’s unique animals and plants > Native Plants & Animals


Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
Victoria's Biodiversity > Conservation & Environment > Biodiversity > Victoria's Biodiversity Strategy

Natural Resources & Environment, Victoria
Information about conservation of Victoria’s biodiversity

Victoria online
Links to key biodiversity sites > Environment & Water > Animals & plants > Biodiversity

Western Australia

Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia
Gateway to Conservation and Environment homepages.,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL