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The Parker-Williams Library
The Parker – Williams Library supports the research and conservation work of Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy. The library collection includes monographs, state documents and federal documents accessible through an online catalog available on staff desktops via our intranet. The collection specializes in forestry, fire ecology, plant and animal ecology, conservation biology, ornithology, mammalogy, herpetology, and the natural history and ecology of the southeastern United States.
While the library’s resources are primarily for the benefit of Tall Timbers’ staff, visiting scientists, graduate students and interns, it is open to the public by appointment on a non-circulating basis. Newly available through our online library catalog are digital versions of our map collection. They are available to the public, online. They range from aerial photographs of the Red Hills region, to historic maps of Leon and Thomas Counties. There are timber maps of the various plantations from the 1940s and ‘50s, and many other maps of regional interest.
Tthe E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database was created by the library in the late 1990s. This searchable database is available via the Web. The library’s Fire Ecology Thesaurus is a companion product for utilizing the database on the Web. Almost 30,000 bibliographic records are in the database; however, because other resources for fire information are readily available on the Web, no new records will be added.
The library participated in a grant project with other partners to create the Southern Fire Portal, a source on the Web for fire science information in the south. We are also active participants with the Southern Fire Exchange. Links: