School of Life Sciences | Ask A Biologist

Biology Bits

Biology Bits stories are a great way for you to explore biology a little bit at a time. We’ve broken down information into very tiny—bite-sized pieces perfect for learning.

Frozen Life

When you think of the arctic, you might picture mostly empty ice, but the Arctic ecosystem is home to many organisms. Much of this life in the arctic depends on tiny organisms called plankton which make up the base of the food web.

Bird Finder Tool

Test drive our Bird Finder tool based on our virtual bird aviary of the southwest. A great way to learn about birds in your own backyard. Image of Northern Cardinal above by Robert Shantz.

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