- 1 Active participants
- 2 School news
- 3 Other news
- 4 Basic Study Guide For Beginners
- 5 Zoologists
- 6 Projects For Developing Learning Resources
- 7 Section One
- 8 Section Two
- 9 Section Three
- 10 Related Topics and Discussions
- 11 Quizzes and Tests
- 12 Fun Stuff
- 13 Things you can do!
- 14 External Links
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- Since 22:21, 18 May 2014, with contributions to Zoology on 26 November 2019. --Marshallsumter (discuss • contribs) 16:33, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
- Amara Collins
- AFriedman (also runs an online Zoology laboratory, participation is encouraged)
- User:K9Alliance2Train Interested in mammqpian neurobiology, esp canine and cetaceanK9Alliance2Train (discuss • contribs) 23:17, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
- 6 December 2007 - School founded!
- 8 December 2007 - Looking for reviewers of the literature and proposals currently posted and/or outlined, teachers, and, of course, students! Constructive criticism, critiques, and opinions vastly appreciated!
- 18 May 2014 - lecture/resource Zoology started at 22:21.
- Gharials dying from cirrhosis of liver
- Research counters old idea that humpbacks use tunes to impress the ladies
- Dinosaur Mummy Unveiled
- New, rare and threatened species discovered in Ghana
- Research Reads: The Best Science Books of 2007
- Major North American science media
- Zoology News From Science Daily
Basic Study Guide For Beginners
Areas of note for the beginner in the study of Zoology might include:
- An introduction to natural philosophy and history can broaden your understanding of what Zoology is, what it was once used for and how, as well as how it has changed to serve people and animals today
- Basic Greek and Latin terminology can help you to understand Zoological nomenclature you might encounter in your studies. For example, nomenclature is Latin nomen, name + calare, to call. As most written accounts of the ideas of studying animals, their environment, how they lived, et cetera begin with Greek literature, which is retold or improved upon by Romans, understanding these two languages is helpful (though other languages will also be beneficial)
- Anatomy and physiology are the core foundations of Zoology and are often expressed through comparative anatomy
- Museums can provide a wealth of understanding through visual exposure to osteological remains, as well as put forth data of this kind already disseminated for the viewing public
- Visiting parks, preserves, watersheds, and other such areas with proper gear to observe wildlife in situ- this gives you an idea of locomotion, behavior, and other concepts relevant to Zoology. Make sure to follow safety measures which relate to the environment you visit and the animals you might encounter. Notify park rangers and other relevant individuals if you are planning excursions deep into uninhabited areas, especially if you plan to be there for any length of time. Some places may require permission and/or permits in order to gain access
- Zoos and aquariums have living collections which you can observe safely and without any disturbance to wildlife, as well as staff often educated in Zoology whom might take a moment to talk about their profession
- Foci in mathematics, biology, and general science (Zoology can be applied to many fields, especially science-oriented ones, so it can be beneficial to review related fields to see if any suit you for specialization, or, forge your own path by applying what you learn in Zoology to other fields)
- Volunteering, internships, externships, and employment in fields which apply to Zoology
Study Guides By Specialization
With so many branches of zoological expression from which to choose, where do you start?
- Areas of Specialization in Zoology from the Free Dictionary
- Guide to the branches of zoology from BioExplorer
- Types of Zoologists from the Zoological Society of Southern Africa
- Thomas Bell, turtles.
- Mark A. Wilson, Professor, Department of Geology, The College of Wooster, although a paleontologist his collection of fossil images there is PD.
Projects For Developing Learning Resources
From Natural Philosophy to Natural History
In order to understand the changes in philosophical world views as they relate to animals and their environment and how it all ties in with modern expressions of Zoology, we will examine in brief the ideas of some of the earliest Greek and Roman philosophers, naturalists, scientists, and laymen whom have contributed to changing the way people look upon the world through the eyes of a Zoologist.
- Francis Bacon
- Thomas Hobbes
- Natural History
- Introduction to the History of Life Science
Latin and Greek Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words
Latin and Greek words are used in Zoology to define scientific nomenclature, as well as in classification of animals and other applications.
- Terminology for Zoological Latin and Greek
- Introductory Greek Course
- Latin Stream Course
- Latium, the Latin learning podcast
Biosystematics: origin, distribution, identification and classification of species
- Identification and classification of species
Anatomy and Physiology
Physiology of different organ systems: digestive, pulmonary, vascular, nervous, excretory, endocrine, musculoskeletal and reproductive systems
- Integumentary System
- Lymphatic and Cardiovascular Systems
- Respiratory System
- Gastrointestinal System
- Genitourinary System
- Endocrine System
- Nervous System
- Sensory Systems
- Immune System
Related Topics and Discussions
- Wikiversity:Research Ethics
- Topic:Animal physiology
- Wetlands interview with Michigan State University professor of zoology and wetlands expert Tom Burton
- Mouse Embryo
- WiseGeek On What is Zoology?
- What are Some Careers in the Life Sciences?
- The Anatomy of Vesalius
Quizzes and Tests
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- Nature Journal
- Animal Visit
- American Museum of Natural History
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
- Smithsonian National Zoological Park
- Natural History Museum, London, England
- Florida Museum of Natural History
- Harvard Museum of Natural History
- Oxford University Museum of Natural History
- The Field Museum
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History
- University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History
- Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
- The Linnean Society of London
- Zoological Journal (1825 - 1826)
- The Electronic Zoo
- Zoos Worldwide
- Association of Zoos and Aquariums
- The Museum Detective
- The Complete Works of Charles Darwin
- UF Dept of Zoology
- UF College of Agriculture and Life Science
- Cambridge, UK Zoology
- Miami U Dept of Zoology