Kevin S. Cummings
Freshwater Mollusk Researchers - A list of people interested in the studying and conservation of freshwater mollusks (maintained by Kevin Cummings, Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS), Champaign.
Famous Malacologists - Biographies and portraits of deceased malacologists - Kevin Cummings, INHS
e-mail addresses for Congress - Just in case you have something to get off of your chest
Systematic Research Collections (Recent & Fossil Mollusca) - List of museum collections, curators, and collection managers from around the world.
Illinois Natural History Mollusk Collection - Information on freshwater mollusks in Illinois and searchable collection database.
A Classification of the Mollusca - A family level classification of the Mollusca by Gary Rosenberg, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia
International Code of Zoological Nomenclature - 4th Edition
BIBLIOGRAPHIES, JOURNALS, NEWSLETTERS, ETC.
Freshwater Mollusk Bibliography - A searchable database of over 17,000 citations on freshwater mollusks worldwide. Compiled by Kevin Cummings, INHS, Champaign, Art Bogan, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, G. Thomas Watters, Ohio State University Museum of Biological Diversity, and Chirstine A. Mayer, INHS, Champaign
Alabama Mollusk Bibliography - Deborah Wills (1997)
Molluscan Journals - A list of the "Instructions for Authors" from a variety of malacological journals, Claus Hedegaard (firstname.lastname@example.org), Museum of Paleontology, Valley Life Sciences Building, University of California, Berkeley, California
Triannual Unionid Reports - On-line versions of the old Tri-annual unionid reports compiled by Dick Biggins (USFWS).
Kansas Pearly Mussel Newsline - Brian Obermeyer (ed.)
Unio Gallery - Chris Barnhart's Southwest Missouri State Univesity - A wonderful page on mussel life history - with awesome photos, video and more!
Freshwater Molluscan Shells - Martin Kohl. Excellent overview of freshwater mollusks with some very nice pictures.
Conchology - Guido T. Poppe. An amazing site covering a wide variety of topics and an impressive gallery of worldwide mollusks (land, sea and freshwater).
REGIONAL GUIDES, CHECKLISTS, KEYS, SURVEYS, ETC. [not updated]
Freshwater Mussel Genera of the World - Representative photos of the freshwater mussel genera of the world, Kevin Cummings, INHS
Alabama Mollusks by Deborah Wills
Field Guide to the Freshwater Snails of Florida - Dr. Fred Thompson, Florida Museum of Natural History
Northeast Florida Aquatic Mollusk Checklist - Harry Lee's inventory of the freshwater (including estuarine*) mollusks collected in Northeast Florida (the counties of Nassau, Duval, Clay, and St. Johns) by Harry G. Lee from 1975 to present.
Iowa Mussels - Kelly Arbuckle, Iowa State University, Ames
Kansas Mussels - Great Plains Nature Center
Freshwater Mussel Surveys in New Jersey New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
North Carolina Atlas of Freshwater Mussels and Endangered Fishes - John Alderman, Judy Johnson, & LeighAnn McDougal, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commision
Dallas, Texas Freshwater Mussels - Very nice photos from the North Texas Conchological Society
Field Guide to Survey and Manage Freshwater Mollusk Species (Oregon & Washington) - Terry Frest & Edward J. Johannes (scroll down for a pdf file of the Field Guide)
Freshwater Molluscan Shells - Martin Kohl. Very nice pictures of South American species.
Checklist of Austrian Mollusca - Wolfgang Fischer, Vienna. This list was first published by P.L. Reischutz (1998) in Nachrichtenblatt der Ersten Vorarlberger Malakologischen Gesellschaft 6: 31-44.
Australian Shells - Patty Jansen, Capricornica Publications. A very nice site of marine shells from Australia.
UNIO Listserver - an unmoderated Internet listserver focusing on the biology, ecology and evolution of freshwater unionid mussels. The list is sponsored by the Florida Institute of Technology and administered and managed by Rick Tankersley.
Conch-L - "a forum for conchologists, indeed, for anyone with an interest in mollusks, to discuss any topic related to conchology."
Molluscan Evolution Listserver - probably the best source for online academic discussions on mollusks.
Pearls - U.S. Geological Survey
EXOTIC SPECIES [not updated]
Zebra Mussel Bibliography - Sea Grant Zebra Mussel Biblio (Over 800 references with abstracts).
Zebra Mussel Research Program - U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force - Another task force with many tasks
Invasivespecies.gov - The Nation's Invasive Species Information System
Invasive Species Program of the USFWS - A busy bunch these
COA Articles Various authors from Concholgists of America
Freshwater Mussel - Doug Smith, University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Clamor Over Clams - Randy Kreil North Dakota Outdoors and
To Reproduce Mussels Go Fishing - Article by Adele Conover, Smithsonian Magazine, January 1998
Tennesee Freshwater Mussels: Treasures Past and Present - University of Tennessee, McClung Museum
Fun With Freshwater Mussels - Christine O'Brien and Buddy Tignor, USGS volunteers, Florida Caribbean Science Center, Gainesville, FL
Fun Facts About Freshwater Mussels - Renee Sherman Mulcrone, University of Michigan
Chris Barnhart - Southwest Missouri State University
Kevin Cummings - Illinois Natural History Survey - Louisiana State University
Ronald V. Dimock, Jr. - Wake Forest University, New Jersey
Daniel L. Graf - University of Alabama
Dan Hornbach - Malacalester College
David H. Kesler - Rhodes College, Tennessee
Guenter A. Schuster - Eastern Kentucky University
Harold Silverman - Louisiana State University
David L. Strayer - Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York
Richard Tankersley - Florida Institute of Technology
EPA Surf Your Watershed - Information on rivers across the U.S.
USGS Surface Water Data - Real Time data on stream flow, etc.
MICRA - Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
American Rivers - Information on stream conservation
ACME Mapper - Topo, Satellite, Street Maps, etc. of the World.
Getty Thesaurus of Geographical Names - A searchable place names database from the Getty Research Institute.
U.S. Counties.com - Information on a wide variety of topics for all of the counties in the U.S.
National Atlas.gov - A wide variety of maps from our friends in the government.
Paleogeographic Atlas Project - Maps showing the relative placement of the land masses of earth through time
NASA's Visable Earth - Cool maps from NASA
Fishbase - A great resource for all things fishy.
North American Native Fishes Association - NANFA is dedicated to the enjoyment, study and conservation of the continent's native fishes.
American Society of Ichthyologists & Herpetologists (ASIH) - The place AFS members go to identify fish.
American Fisheries Society (AFS) - Fisheries
Introduced Fish Section of the American Fisheries Society - AFS committee on introduced fishes
USGS Nonindigenous Fish - United States Geological Survey
Ecology WWW Links - One Stop Shopping. As a volunteer service to students, teachers, researchers, and others interested in the science of ecology, this list was compiled by Anthony R. Brach (Missouri Botanical Garden & Harvard University Herbaria, U.S.A.). Jean Thioulouse (University of Lyon, France) created and maintained the HTML and search script from 1995-1998, and maintains a mirror site in France. Shunguo Liu created the current search engine and maintains a mirror site in Canada.
Links to Provincial and State Wildlife Agencies - A great link site from NANFA
SEARCH ENGINES AND OTHER STUFF
Google.com - If you can't find it here it probably doesn't exist
Universal Currency Converter - How much is that in U.S. Dollars?
Language Translation - For those that can't remember their high school Spanish
Bibliofind.com - A great resource for finding out-of-print malacological papers
Bookfinder.com - Another resource for finding out-of-print books
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers - More old books
NHBS - Natural History Book Service
Gravesite with Mussel Shells in Calloway County, Kentucky. Photo taken by Lawrence M. Page April 1988.