Ant and Acacia Mutualism
Welcome to EcoLibrary. Our goal is to help people of all ages, especially
teachers and students, learn more about the world in which we live. All of
the EcoLibrary materials are available for free download and use, as long as
they are used for non-commercial educational purposes. Please do not alter
the materials or remove the copyright information when using them.
We are building EcoLibrary in partnership with Discover Life. We recognize
that people learn in many different ways and we plan to support different
learning styles as we continue to develop materials. EcoLibrary currently
contains a database of several hundred images with associated text. In the
near future we will add case studies, maps, curriculum ideas, lesson plans,
and interactive teaching materials.
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To find images in EcoLibrary, do the following.
Look for a topic that interests you, scrolling down the page to find further
Click on the check box beside one or more topics that interest you (see
below for information on clicking multiple check boxes).
Click the button.
A list of images will appear on the left of your screen. You can then:
If you click two or more check boxes within a single category (such as two ecosystem types), your search will return a list of any images that match either category. This is a logical OR in Boolean search terms.
If you click two or more check boxes from different categories (such as one ecosystem type and one ecological interaction), your search will return a list of only those images that match both categories. This is a logical AND in Boolean search terms.
All of the materials in EcoLibrary are copyrighted. If you would like to use
any of the EcoLibrary materials in a product that will be sold, you must
contact EcoLibrary in advance for written permission for any commercial use
of our materials.
Teachers, students, and non-profit organizations may use EcoLibrary
materials without charge, if they do not use them in a commercial product.
1) reproduced in handouts and reports or
2) projected or displayed in educational settings and not-for-profit presentations as long as the materials are not incorporated into products that are for sale and as long as the copyright and identifying information is not altered or removed.
If your non-profit organization reprints one or more photographs from this library in a publication, you should affix the text of the copyright line as it appears on the image. Please send an electronic copy of any such publications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EcoLibrary acknowledges the support of the following organizations and
individuals with the deepest gratitude. Without their generous help, the
library would never have been started and would not have come to fruition.
EcoLibrary gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the following
organizations. Their timely and generous support, financial and personal,
gave this project the resources to come to life. Thank you for all you have
An Anonymous Foundation
Alphonse MacDonald of Island Press, who helped conceive of nearly all of the features of EcoLibrary, and whose unstinting support and wisdom during many false starts made a huge difference.
Emma Levitt and Rob Jackel, who took vast numbers of rough digital files and worked their magic to turn them into the images presented here.
Eliza Jewett, whose artistic and literary talents greatly improved the site.
Dan L. Perlman
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