06 Oct 2017 | Software (Off-site) | Contributor(s): Robert T Pennock, Diane Blackwood
Avida-ED is an award-winning educational application developed at Michigan State University for undergraduate biology courses to help students learn about evolution and scientific method by allowing them to design and perform experiments to test hypotheses about evolutionary mechanisms using...
11 Jun 2017 | Software (Off-site) | Contributor(s): Bob Sheehy
A Hardy-Weinberg based population genetics simulator. This program assumes a single gene and two alleles. Simulation of allele frequency changes similar to Felsenstein's Simul8 or PopG. Simulates changes in allele frequency based on violations of assumptions of Hardy-Weinberg. A user...
24 Jan 2016 | Software (Off-site)
GENI-ACT allows collaborative genome annotation. Researchers or students can collectively suggest changes to an existing genome with supporting evidence. Changes can be ported back to genbank by exporting to a sequin file format. GENI-ACT also has ported the education components from IMG-ACT....
Populus: Simulations of Population Biology
05 Oct 2015 | Software (Off-site) | Contributor(s): D. N. Alstad
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/352The Populus software contains a set of simulations that we use to teach population biology and evolutionary ecology at the University of Minnesota. Simulation models may be chosen from a...
Augmented Reality Metabolic Pathways (ARMET)
25 Aug 2015 | Software (Off-site) | Contributor(s): Eduardo Galembeck
The New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Project defines educational technology in a broad sense as tools and resources that are used to improve teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Within the Horizon Project there are currently seven categories of technologies, tools, and strategies for...
Java Applets for Power and Sample Size
10 Mar 2015 | Software (Off-site) | Contributor(s): Russell Lenth
From the website: This software is intended to be useful in planning statistical studies. It is not intended to be used for analysis of data that have already been collected. Each selection provides a graphical interface for studying the power of one or more tests. They include...
IPMpack: an R package for Integral Projection Models
19 Jan 2015 | Software (Off-site) | Contributor(s): C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Sean M. McMahon, Roberto Salguero-Gómez, Eelke Jongejans, Cory Merow
IPMpack is an R package (R Development Core Team 2013) that allows users to build and analyse Integral Projection Models. An IPM is a demographic tool to explore the dynamics of populations where individuals' fates depend on state variables that are continuous (e.g. weight, diameter at...
ABO Blood Group Frequencies
14 Jan 2015 | Software (Off-site) | Contributor(s): John R. Jungck, Jennifer A. Spangenberg
An Excel workbook in which students can calculate blood type frequencies through different approaches (Hardy-Weinberg, quadratic formula, and the EM algorithm). The workbook shows the formulas used and various visual representations.
Birthday Problem and Class Phenotypic Probabilities
13 Jan 2015 | Software (Off-site) | Contributor(s): John R. Jungck, Annelise L. Myers, Jennifer A. Spangenberg
An Excel sheet that allows students to input class data about various phenotypic features and then calculates the probability of other people having the same phenotype.
Classical Genetics Simulator
12 Jan 2015 | Software (Off-site) | Contributor(s): Ben Adamczyk
Students manage virtual fly populations to determine the mode of inheritance for various traits in different populations. Students seek solutions using probabilities and testing the validity of their assumptions using chi-squared analysis.