Ecology and Conservation Biology

by Ruth Gustafson – February 7, 2022

This guide lists resources related to ecology and conservation biology which are useful for locating literature across a range of topics including:  autoecology; biomes and ecoregions; community ecology; ecosystem services; ecosystems; endangered species conservation; history of ecology and general principles; landscapes and the biosphere; managing the biosphere; molecular ecology; and population ecology.  To access licensed library resources from off-campus, please use the library VPN. Ruth is happy to help if you have questions or need additional assistance.

FOR UCD students, faculty, and staff:   With the re-opening of campus on Jan 31, 2022, feel free to book an appointment with Ruth for assistance in using these resources or for any questions you may have.   Ruth will continue with Zoom appointments.  (Exceptions will be made if in-person is the only/best option for the requestor.)

Book an APPOINTMENT with Ruth

Ruth Gustafson

Student Services
Student Services and Researcher Services Librarian


In this Guide:

Searching in a library catalog requires looking for broader topics such as ecological genetics or marine conservation rather than the more specific metapopulation gene flow or sea otter biodiversity.

  • UC Library Search: UCD Library Catalog setting
    Replacing UCD Library Catalog on July 27, 2021, the new UC Library Search includes all of the UC library collections.   This setting is specifically for the UC Davis libraries including (for the first time) the holdings of the Law Library. If you Sign in (on top right corner) using your UCD login and Kerberos passphrase, you are prompted with your loan period, can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.


Author: Library Instruction Services, Shields Library

Library of Congress Classification is used for all of the UCD libraries except the health sciences libraries (which use NLM — National Library of Medicine — classification). Learn about how books are arranged in the UCD libraries with this guide.

Date: 2004

Most materials (with the exception of medical resources) are catalogued with the Library of Congress Classification System where LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Headings) are assigned.   Ecology titles are found mainly in the QH area with some exceptions for Agroecology or Marine Ecology.

The UC Davis Library provides resources and services for those studying and applying spatial information. These include physical map collections, GIS resources and tools and services, and a vast array of geographic and cartographic material across the UC Davis Library.

For any questions about Maps, Mapping, and GIS, please consult the following guide:

Maps, Mapping, and GIS