If you like ForensicEA, please take a look at the Domesticating Dogs and HIV Clock modules in the Evolution suite from SimBio. A sampler of SimBio’s products is available on request.

Phylogenetics simulation software for Evolutionary Analysis.

ForensicEA lets the user explore the logic of phylogeny reconstruction. The program creates populations of virus particles. The populations evolve by genetic drift. The user can sample and complare nucleotide sequences from the populations. Various simulations let the user collect and analyze data on: genetic drift within a single population; divergence of populations by drift; and variation among populations on a known phylogeny.

Jon Herron’s talk from the 2002 Evolution Meeting: Herron.EvoMtg.2002.pdf

Download the ForensicEA application:

A tutorial using ForensicEA: ForensicEA.Tutorial.pdf

  • This tutorial is a draft–please make suggestions on how to improve it!

  • Worksheet for tutorial: ForensicEA.Worksheet.pdf

Fine print:

ForensicEA 1.0 © 2002 by Jon C. Herron

ForensicEA is free. You may give it to anyone you like, so long as you distribute it as a stand-alone application. You may not sell it. You may not include it in a collection with other software, regardless of whether you are selling the collection or giving it away.

I make no warranties or guarantees about the quality of ForensicEA, or the accuracy of the simulations it runs. Use it in good health, but at your own risk.

If you have comments or suggestions, please send them to me at herronjc at