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Sea anemones from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur (Art forms of Nature) of 1904.

Welcome to WikiProject Biology, a WikiProject for discussing biology-related articles, editing issues, projects, and guidelines. The purpose of this project is to provide common ground for editors working in all biology-related projects, for seeking advice or requesting help from a broader community of biology editors, and for coordinating the categorization of biology articles. Please join us for discussion!

Overview[edit]

WikiProject Biology serves as a metaproject coordinating multiple subprojects. As a whole, WikiProject Biology and its subprojects maintain tens of thousands of articles, categories, templates, and other pages. However, WikiProject Biology itself only directly tags articles which pertain to the science of biology as a whole, which are relevant across many disciplines, or in some cases those which represent the field of biology as a whole to the public.

Related WikiProjects[edit]

WikiProject Biology is a daughter project of WikiProject Science. We serve as a meta-project with several subprojects under our purview. The organization of these is presented below in a cladogram. WikiProject Molecular Biology is a proposed merger of WP:BIOP, WP:COMBIO, WP:GEN, and WP:MCB and their taskforces into a single project. This and other merges may change this diagram in the future. See discussion here.

To see activity levels and active editors for these projects, see the Wikiproject Directory tool and look for the project in question. Clicking on a project will give further information.

WikiProject Science
WikiProject Biology
Sub‑organism

WikiProject Anatomy

WikiProject Animal anatomy (dormant)

Wikiproject Molecular Biology

WikiProject Neuroscience

WikiProject Physiology (dormant)

Organism‑scale

WikiProject Tree of Life (see subprojects)

Supra‑organism

WikiProject Ecology (dormant)

WikiProject Ecoregions

WikiProject Evolutionary Biology (dormant)

WikiProject Extinction (dormant)

WikiProject Paleontology

Other Science Wikiprojects

Potential projects or work groups:

Related non-biology projects (automated list):

Statistics[edit]

Hot articles
52 edits European Union for Bird Ringing
26 edits List of common misconceptions
19 edits Zygotene
18 edits Pachytene
16 edits Male reproductive system
15 edits Bret Weinstein
13 edits Paul Moughan
12 edits Georges Cuvier
10 edits Charles Barry Osmond
10 edits Incense

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last seven days. Last updated 22 February 2024 by HotArticlesBot.

See also: WikiProject Biology/Popular pages

Subproject Stat Tables

Anatomy

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Animal anatomy

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Ecology

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Ecoregions

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Evolutionary Biology

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Extinction

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Neuroscience

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Palaeontology

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Physiology

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Tree of Life

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Projects Being Merged

MCB

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Genetics

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Computational Biology

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Biophysics

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Cell signaling

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Article assessment[edit]

  • Assessment – the assessment unit, which provides information about Biology articles rated by quality and importance, and the project's criteria for article quality grading.

Category maintenance[edit]

(All stats updated August 15, 2023)

PetScan results (union) for number of articles in English Wikipedia by depth (# subcats deep): 1, 1,580; 2, 15,681; 3, 66,174; 4, 446,785. There are deeper layers containing more articles

Many biology categories are in bad shape. They tend to fill up with articles on minor topics that are better placed in subcategories (or sub-subcategories, etc.). A little maintenance of the top category and 30 subcategories would go a long way towards keeping articles properly sorted. These are listed below.

Main category: Biology (39 C, 50 P)

Contains over 445,000 articles in all as of August 15, 2023.

Subcategories:

Container categories - they have no articles, only categories

  1. Biology by continent (2 C)
  2. Biology by country (133 C)
  3. Biology by country subdivision (1 C)
  4. Biology by dependent territory (5 C)
  5. Biology by city (1 C)
  6. Biology in fiction (1 C)
  7. Works about biology (7 C)

Categories with sub-categories

  1. Biocides (19 C, 22 P, 1 F)
  2. Biological censuses (1 C, 14 P)
  3. Biological classification (9 C, 48 P)
  4. Biological concepts (7 C, 20 P)
  5. Biologists (18 C, 3 P)
  6. Biology-related lists (15 C, 107 P)
  7. Biology awards (7 C, 121 P)
  8. Biology conferences (1 C, 21 P)
  9. Biology controversies (3 C, 20 P)
  10. Biology and culture (11 C, 29 P)
  11. Biological descriptions (3 C, 2 P)
  12. Biological waste (3 C, 6 P)
  13. Biology education (6 C, 20 P)
  14. Biology images (2 C, 7 F)
  15. Biology organizations (19 C, 43 P)
  16. Biology stubs (25 C, 214 P)
  17. Biological evolution (15 C, 38 P)
  18. Biological interactions (7 C, 39 P)
  19. Biological processes (12 C, 44 P)
  20. Biological records (6 C, 21 P)
  21. Biological rules (1 C, 14 P)
  22. Biological systems (3 C, 26 P)
  23. Biological techniques and tools (14 C, 81 P)
  24. Biology terminology (7 C, 138 P)
  25. Biotechnology (51 C, 420 P)
  26. Category:Branches of biology (43 C, 42 P)
  27. Eukaryote biology (4 C, 5 P)
  28. History of biology (14 C, 46 P)
  29. Organisms (39 C, 5 P)
  30. Philosophy of biology (9 C, 40 P)
  31. Unsolved problems in biology (2 C, 7 P)

Categories without sub-categories

Deleted subcategories

  1. Biology software merged to Science software
  2. Bioscience education merged to Biology education
  3. Standardized tests for Biology merged to Standardized tests and Biology education

Other biology-related categories:

  1. Biogeography (23 C, 155 P)
  2. Biology templates (31 C, 53 P)

Worklist[edit]

Article Alerts[edit]

Articles for deletion

Proposed deletions

  • 21 Feb 2024 – Andrew Pask (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by Mrfoogles (t · c): Andrew Pask is only notable for his participation in trying to revive the Thylacine, and is not significantly mentioned in the articles that do describe him: he's just "the leader of the project." I'm going to put him in that articl ...

Requested moves

Articles to be merged

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Articles for creation

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Requests[edit]

See WikiProject Biology/Requests for details.

To do[edit]

  • Change overview to overview, scope, and goals (still called overview)
    • Fill in scope information
    • Add short/mid/long-term goals
    • Merge with the lede
  • Fill out cladogram with useful info for each project (Talk, Alerts, Activity)
    • Find a nicer way to list non-biology projects
    • consider including GMCB projects in the cladogram with a dotted line and a bar labeled GMCB instead of current layout
  • Sign up for discussions module
  • Set up WPX participant system
    • Port names over
    • Send out some messages
  • Turn see also into resources and flesh out
      • Help finding sources
      • Guides
      • Tools/gadgets
      • Getting started guide
  • Sign up for suggestbot and get task lists
  • Add maintenance schedule to main page
  • Set up main page image rotation WIP
  • Facelift to WPX layout with proper modules
  • Fix template section
  • Add a subsection in statistics for subprojects (html issues currently)

Participants[edit]

Feel free to add {{User WikiProject Biology}} to your userpage.
To join, just add your name at the end of the list at the /Members subpage.
For an automated list of active members of our WikiProject, use WikiProject Directory. For related WikiProjects, see all biology WikiProjects in the Directory tools.

  1. CycoMa1
  2. Binamra Deb(talk) -Biology expert
  3. Chandrakant Sarkar (talk) -Biology expert
  4. Robertgombos (talk) 14:09, 31 July 2017 (UTC) - human anatomy, genetics, embryology, molecular biology.Reply[reply]
  5. user:Raghunandan Dixit-Medicine projects.
  6. Obiwana(talk)-biology expert
  7. Ragesoss (talk · contribs) - history of biology, portal maintenance
  8. John Carter 15:40, 28 April 2007 (UTC) - Kind of out of my depth here in terms of content, but have access to a number of good libraries.Reply[reply]
  9. Supernerd 10
  10. Jet123 (Talk) 20:39, 28 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Bendž|Ť 17:19, 29 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. --Boku wa kage 20:02, 6 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. OcciMoron 20:28, 15 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14. Delta 40talk 04:56, 2 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. Richard001 23:07, 28 September 2007 (UTC) - Evolution and ecology, behavior, and a little of everything elseReply[reply]
  16. Shyamal 04:10, 6 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  17. Manderson198 (talk) 14:42, 14 December 2007 (UTC) - Biology and chemistry studentReply[reply]
  18. Wisdom89 (T / C) 00:57, 29 March 2008 (UTC) - Graduate student in Physiology and Biophysics.Reply[reply]
  19.  Marlith (Talk)  00:35, 24 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  20. Razorflame assessment of articles
  21. Snellios - contributor; specialities genomics, biochemistry, pathology. Second year medical degree, Pathology MA student, Cambridge University, UK
  22. Pico del Teide (talk) mainly ecology
  23. Gumbacious (talk) 10:39, 22 June 2008 (UTC) interested in genetics, evolution, biotechnology, bioremediation, and biochemistry.Reply[reply]
  24. Rex shock (talk) 23:04, 29 June 2008 (UTC) interested in phytoplankton and especially diatomsReply[reply]
  25. Carbonrodney (talk) 09:35, 21 July 2008 (UTC) - anything and everythingReply[reply]
  26. Ian Cheesman interested and knowledgeable in many different areas of biology, more so in the areas of genetics, evolution, ecology, mammals, and fungi.
  27. Vuerqex
  28. Amit6 (talkcontribscountglobal contribs)
  29. TedPavlicControl Systems engineer doing bio-inspired work, which includes some contributions to mathematical modeling in behavioral ecology
  30. Murphy2010 (talk) 22:22, 20 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  31. Thompsma - recently revised and wrote most of Conservation Biology and Long-toed salamander Thompsma (talk) 03:58, 5 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  32. Lord Shivan («T»|«C») 20:22, 31 January 2009 (UTC) - Biology student.Reply[reply]
  33. Maxim Stoyalov
  34. Tyrol5 (talk) 22:21, 6 February 2009 (UTC) - Biology and microbiology of the lungs and lung diseases specifically.Reply[reply]
  35. Acullum 22:21, 6 February 2009 (UTC) - Physiology and evolutionary biology, plus interests in other areas.Reply[reply]
  36. Ernstblumberg 23:14, 25 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  37. Nanowolf (talk) 02:17, 14 May 2009 (UTC) - MIT bioengineer.Reply[reply]
  38. Bueller 007 (talk) 04:24, 25 June 2009 (UTC) - evolutionary biology and population geneticsReply[reply]
  39. Fivestar9 - general biology
  40. Fences&Windows 23:41, 31 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  41. Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:00, 24 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  42. Matt (talk) 19:26, 18 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  43. ~ Ciar ~ (Talk) 02:15, 23 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  44. Twilight Helryx 15:24, 27 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  45. Colincbn (talk) 05:33, 17 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  46. Shinryuu - molecular biology, microbiology and biomedicine, especially immunology, toxicology and oncology -- Shinryuu (talk) 21:39, 20 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  47. Sepia officinalis - Evolution, ecology, ornithology, and marine science
  48. razorbelle (talk) (contribs)
  49. Mesoderm (talk) 07:57, 24 January 2011 (UTC) -- Ecology, toxicology, bioinformaticsReply[reply]
  50. kjspring1 (talk) (contribs) - Genome Evolution, Gene duplication, Ciliate, Protist, and Chilodonella uncinata
  51. Xarus - Molecular Biology,Cell Biology,Synthetic Biology, Glycomics
  52. AshLin (talk) 11:09, 2 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  53. Staticd (talk) 11:53, 12 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  54. NickCT (talk) 16:43, 13 July 2011 (UTC) - Proteomics, EpigeneticsReply[reply]
  55. Pmrich 11:28, 11 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  56. Grapplequip (formerly LAR) (talk) 19:34, 12 August 2011 (UTC) - Ecology, Evolution, sociobiology, ethologyReply[reply]
  57. Drbogdan (talk) 14:56, 2 June 2012 (UTC) - Molecular Biology, Biochemical Pharmacology, Clinical ChemistryReply[reply]
  58. Sainsf <^>Talk all words 08:32, 23 June 2012 (UTC) - Fungi, plants, antelopes mostly.Reply[reply]
  59. Jkadavoor (talk) 08:49, 16 July 2012 (UTC) - Plants, Insects.Reply[reply]
  60. RexRowan - Natural History, Evolution, Genetics
  61. Daniel Mietchen 20:40, 6 August 2012 (UTC) - biophysics, cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, biodiversity, taxonomyReply[reply]
  62. Sowlos (talk) 07:24, 24 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  63. Universal Life (talk) 17:37, 03 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  64. SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼ hominids, felids, caudates, ancestors of domestics generally, albinism & other coloration genetics, taxonomy & nomenclature standards, and system-wide cleanup/consistency. BA in anthropology.
  65. Oldcrookedjaw (talk) 19:45, 12 March 2013 (UTC) - Systematics, Evolution, EcologyReply[reply]
  66. Kholhring Lalchhandama (talk) Evolutionary biology, history of biology, parasitology
  67. Esoxidtcontribs 15:20, 1 April 2013 (UTC) - Marine ecology, benthic ecology, marine biology, some taxonomyReply[reply]
  68. Qxukhgiels (talk) 20:49, 11 March 2014 (UTC) The science, in general.Reply[reply]
  69. Snow (talk) 12:54, 28 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  70. siphonophora (talk) 08:09, 8 August 2014 (UTC) Marine biology, marine invertebrates, zooplankton, evolution, ecology, conservation biology, biogeography, taxonomyReply[reply]
  71. Alistairirvine (talk) 01:12, 25 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  72. Paleolithicus (talk) 23:40, 30 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  73. Amanda Smalls 18:15, 24 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  74. User:Arvind asia 19:12, 4 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  75. Iztwoz (talk) 20:24, 4 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  76. Sapientia42 (talk) 02:06, 1 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  77. danielkueh (talk) 01:54, 19 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  78. JLOPO (talk) 01:56, 6 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  79. Tinm (talk) 20:15, 30 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  80. Vanamonde93 (talk) 17:29, 9 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  81. User:Ras Benjih 19:31, 27 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  82. Yonikasz (talk) 13:08, 28 August 2015 (UTC) A high school biology student, interested on learning here, and contributing what I learn in school.Reply[reply]
  83. Tektek111tek (talk) 12:08, 26 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  84. Ankit2299 (talk) 19:49, 5 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  85. DavidpBowman (talk) 16:40, 20 December 2015 (UTC) Microbiology/general biologyReply[reply]
  86. Sam (talk) 06:56, 25 January 2016 (CET), Chemical biology
  87. Piterkeo (talk) 13:35, 02 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  88. Constanstin
  89. NINTENPUG
  90. DerekELee (talk) 08:56, 16 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  91. Vignyana (talk)
  92. Joseph J (talk)
  93. Maxim Stoyalov
  94. Devesh Pandey (talk)
  95. RaptorChief (talk) 05:43, 1 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  96. Biochemlife (talk) 09:59, 5 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  97. Munchkaa (talk)
  98. Editor897
  99. GreatSculptorIthas (talk) 00:39, 11 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  100. Scrooosh (talk) 18:09, 23 April 2019 (UTC) I'm interested in Biology and would love to help this project and Biology articles being the reason as to why I joined. Also, using some of my knowledge or if I forget, searching up the knowledge from one my Biology student's books to helpReply[reply]
  101. Aven Az13 11:45, 1 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  102. Toby Brann 19:28, 22 May 2019 (UTC) - Medical genetics, immunology, parasites are my forteReply[reply]
  103. Sreenandhini (talk) 18:46, 11 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  104. BoothSift 02:43, 1 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  105. Charlotte Hutchings 16:49, 04 March 2020. Biology Undergraduate, Imperial College London.
  106. Huhny 14:30, 08 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  107. Lokeshwaran V R (talk)
  108. User:Tanisha priyadarshini -A biology topper and expert.
  109. User:Informationdude420 Evolutionary biology, genetics, and pharmacology
  110. User:Tirock42, 20:57PM, 22 May 2020, (UTC)
  111. CounterintuitiveCyborg (talk) 19:16, 3 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  112. Nihaal The Wikipedian (talk) 12:19, 9 August 2020 (UTC) - Nutrition, Diseases,Physiology and Pharmacology.Reply[reply]
  113. --Fractally (talk) 19:56, 18 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  114. Petrov Russia (talk)PhD in Biochemistry,peer reviewed publications in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biology and water Research Petrov Russia (talk) 07:30, 10 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  115. Single Eukaryote T / C 00:10, 14 January 2021 (UTC) extreme protist nerd | microscopist | defender of under-represented organismsReply[reply]
  116. User:Iloveguppy, 12:25PM, 26th January 2021 (UTC) Currently doing IGCSE biology. Strong interest in the field of biology and chemistry.
  117. New Sheriff in Town (talk) 02:06, 17 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  118. Yukōshe Tachyglossidae biology and associated Monotreme research.
  119. User:Lystrolaspis
  120. RDvor (talk) 23:27, 1 January 2022 (UTC) | Currently working in infectious disease diagnostics -- I'll give you one guess as to which disease!Reply[reply]
  121. Sgardner2 (talk) 15:11, 4 January 2022 (UTC) Open access biology textbook editor and academic librarian.Reply[reply]
  122. PHACELIAS (talk) 23:09, 6 January 2022 (UTC) Cell biology, Evolutionary biology and lately very interested in Biophysics and Quantum biologyReply[reply]
  123. Thy Pyrometer (talk) 20:53, 29 January 2022 (UTC) Interested in BiologyReply[reply]
  124. Gummycow moomilk 06:23, 24 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  125. MaastrichtBlue (talk) 18:09, 17 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  126. Perverse Life, 12:30AM, 7 April 2022, (UTC) Bourletiella hortensis
  127. LRFtheLion (talk) 22:49, 3 May 2022 (UTC) - Ecology, taxonomy, and misc. biology topics. Formal expertise in plant chemical ecology, but study eclectic biology topics autodidactically.Reply[reply]
  128. casualdejekyll 02:43, 29 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  129. HeyElliott (talk) 23:08, 11 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  130. The void century (talk) 14:47, 25 July 2022 (UTC) - Biology Expert (degree)Reply[reply]
  131. Wikipedian10282 (talk) 21:57, 6 November 2022 (UTC) - Interest in biology; mostly about plants, amphibians, insects, fungi, and the human body.Reply[reply]
  132. Wil540 art (talk) 00:46, 6 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  133. Probably not a pigeon (talk)
  134. *madKaela* (talk) 23:40, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  135. SamX (talk) - Plants and forest ecology of the Pacific Northwest and related topics. I'm also interested in paleontology and wildlife biology, but I'm less knowledgeable about those topics.
  136. GalacticSimian (talk) - Medical entomology, insects, evolutionary biology, speciation.
  137. Ktkvtsh (talk) - General Biology
  138. Egg_grudge (talk) - insects, ecology
  139. Citronnel (talk) - molecular biology, evolutionary biology, ecology
  140. GF38storic (talk) - microbiologist, molecular biologist, genetics
  141. NauticalFox (talk) - conservation biology
  142. MariahKRogers (talk)) - mycology
  143. Cutecurbit - plant pathology, fungal biology
  144. 20 upper - I'm in love with animal biology

Resources[edit]

Sourcing[edit]

Useful Pages[edit]

Tools[edit]

Templates[edit]

  • {{Portal|Biology}} provides a direct link to the Biology Portal and is added to the See also section of all biology-related articles, which produces:



  • {{WikiProject Biology}} is added to the top of talk pages of all biology-related articles, which produces:
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