Research

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Reptiles

  • African Snake Bite Institute-Snakebites: a serious read to consider the seriousness of envenomation.
  • Animal Diversity Web – “Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan” – I recommend you use the search bar.
  • Animal Venom Research International – “The mission of AVRI is to aid in the development of more effective prevention and treatment protocols for animal envenomation (bites or stings from venomous animals) by mediating between involved parties, educating medical personnel and the public in order to reduce morbidity and mortality around the world.”
  • Arkive – No longer available; truly a sad story here.
  • Australian Venom Research Unit – This site has some pretty cool stuff. “AVRU’s primary goal is to live up to our Mission Statement and become a centre of excellence in the Asia-Pacific Region for innovative and strategic research and information analysis on the neglected problem of envenoming by venomous animals, cultivating dynamic collaborative relationships and producing outcomes which benefit human health, well-being and development.”
  • Biological Library – “BioLib is an international encyclopedia of plantsfungi and animals. Apart from taxonomic system you can visit our gallery, glossary, vernacular names dictionary, database of links and literature, systems of biotopes, discussion forum and several other functions related to biology.”
  • Blog by a Toxinologist!
  • Biology of the Pit Vipers
  • Tox Tutor: “ToxTutor is a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology for users of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) chemical and toxicology databases.”
  • Catalogueoflife.org: “The gateway to our online database of the world’s known species of animals, plants, fungi and micro-organisms.
  • Clinical Toxinology Resources – Some high quality stuff here
  • Eol.org: “Global access to knowledge about life on Earth”
  • FDA CBER “The Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) is one Center within the Food and Drug Administration, an Agency within the United States Government’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).” – It may come in handy
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility – “Free and open access to biodiversity data” – This is a cool website.
  • INSTITUTO CLODOMIRO PICADO (Spanish) – This Website in English – “Help solve the problem of envenoming by poisonous animals in Costa Rica and other countries, as well contribute to the scientific-technological development in the country through a group effort that involves research, teaching, social action and production activities.” “Contribuir a la solución del problema de envenenamientos por animales ponzoñosos en Costa Rica y otros países, así como al desarrollo científico-tecnológico nacional, mediante un esfuerzo grupal que involucre actividades de investigación, docencia, acción social y producción.”
  • iucnredlist.org: “Established in 1964, the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungus and plant species.”
  • List of Bite Protocols by Joe Pittman
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information – “The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.”
  • Scientific Journals https://www.science.gov/
  • Scientific Research https://agricola.nal.usda.gov/index.html
  • Snake Bite Foundation – “We are an international team of clinicians and scientists on a mission to reverse the cycle of tragic snakebite outcomes through a combination of innovative research, clinical medicine, and education-based public health initiatives.”
  • Some Scientists from the Viper Institute. Maybe ask them a SERIOUS question IF you have one. Please don’t bother them.
  • Speciesplus.net: Species+, developed by UNEP-WCMC and the CITES Secretariat, is a website designed to assist Parties with implementing CITES, CMS and other multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). Species+ provides a centralised portal for accessing key information on species of global concern.
  • The Asclepius Snakebite Foundation: “We are an international team of clinicians and scientists on a mission to reverse the cycle of tragic snakebite outcomes through a combination of innovative research, clinical medicine, and education-based public health initiatives.”
  • The Centre for Snakebite Research & Interventions – “Throughout the 50 year history of the Centre, its objective has been to conduct a diverse portfolio of research activity to better understand the biology of snake venoms, and use this information to improve the efficacy, safety and affordability of antivenom treatment of tropical snakebite victims.”
  • The Global Snakebite Initiative – “The Global Snakebite Initiative Limited (GSI) is a registered non-profit, charitable organisation, based in Australia, but with global membership, and established to provide a collaborative framework to address the neglected global tragedy of snakebite envenoming.”
  • The National Natural Toxins Research Center: “a mission to provide global research, training & resources that will lead to the discovery of medically important toxins found in snake venoms.”
  • The Snake Database or their future website – “The aim of this website is to simplify snake identification and to provide information about snake toxicity. ”
  • THE REPTILE DATABASE – Great website about Reptile information.
  • There is an Antivenom Index, but its not open to the public
  • Toxicon – the “Official Journal of The Brazilian Society of ToxinologyThe International Society on Toxinology and The North American Society of Toxinology” It is “An Interdisciplinary Journal on the Toxins Derived from Animals, Plants and Microorganisms” You need to purchase it to get access. HOWEVER: they have an open access version worth checking out called Toxicon X
  • Tree of Life Web Project – “The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny).”
  • Trove – “Find and get Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more”
  • Uniprot.org: “The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) is a comprehensive resource for protein sequence and annotation data. The UniProt databases are the UniProt Knowledgebase (UniProtKB), the UniProt Reference Clusters (UniRef), and the UniProt Archive (UniParc). The UniProt consortium and host institutions EMBL-EBI, SIB and PIR are committed to the long-term preservation of the UniProt databases.”
  • Venom Doc – A website about a Toxinologist.
  • Venom Interviews – “The most comprehensive film ever made
    about venomous reptile work.”
  • Venomous Snakes Found in the United States by State
  • Venomousreptiles.org – This is a gold mind website!
  • World Health Organization – Venomous snakes distribution and species risk categories. I recommend using the database search on this site. Great for geographic range.
  • The Kansas Herpetological Society – “The KHS is a non-profit 501c3 organization founded in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1974, designed to encourage scholarship, research, and dissemination of scientific information through the facilities of the Society; to encourage conservation of wildlife in general and of the herpetofauna of Kansas in particular; and to achieve closer cooperation and understanding between herpetologists, so that they may work together in common cause. The KHS is not a herpetocultural organization but encourages individuals to keep and maintain native Kansas herpetofauna for educational and research purposes.” “Be sure to get out and conduct your 2020 Herp Counts!”

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