Software

Several of my software applications for teaching evolution have served as prototypes for exercises included in the evolution suite from SimBio.com. SimBio’s products are commercial, but the cost per student is reasonable. And they are worth paying for: The labs have improved functionality, a consistent user interface, and accompanying tutorials that have been extensively tested. A fully-functional evaluation package, including all of SimBio’s products, is available on request.

I am no longer developing or supporting the applications that have become part of Simbio’s evolution suite. They are still available here, however, for those who want to use them.


AlleleA1

Model evolution at a single locus in an ideal population.

Bugsville

Investigate the genetics and evolution of a quantitative character.

EvoDots

Explore the mechanism of evolution.

ForensicEA

Explore the logic of phylogeny reconstruction.

ForensicEALite

Explore the logic of phylogeny reconstruction.

FrogPond

Design experiments that will establish the cause of deformities in a model frog population.

Phylostrat

Explore what happens when species are independently designed versus evolved by descent with modification.

PopCycle

Explore the power of combining Mendelian genetics with Darwinian selection.