In 1992, we were fortunate to receive an NSF grant (NSF 9250420) to set up a computerized classroom/laboratory. Its primary purpose was to support the teaching of an enhanced ecology course, Biology 318. The lab also supports students in a variety of other classes, as well as student research. Peripherals purchased in conjunction with this grant also made our biology department web pages possible.
These pages represent one of several avenues we are taking to disseminate what we have learned from this grant.
The software below was developed in conjunction with the project. We are making some of it available at this point to educators who would find it useful in their classrooms. Anyone wishing to download this software should be aware of the following points:
Instructions: Click on the software you want to download. This will allow you to download an executable (.EXE) file; place it in a directory on your computer, preferably on the C: drive (suggested directories are given). Run the executable to unpack the files; then try to run the program. If you get an error message saying you need a certain .DLL or .VBX file, return here to download that file and copy it to your windows directory.
|Aquatic Ecology||WinMac - Benthic macroinvertebrate data analysis (water quality assessment).|
|Aquavol - Utility for estimating aquarium parameters.|
|Ecology||Ecocyb - Modeling of population growth (exponential, log, age classes), Daisyworld simulation, natural selection, Reynolds number, chaos, predator-prey, competition.|
|DinoWin - graphics-based comprehensive dinosaur database.|
|Invertebrate Zoology||Zoobase - Phylogenetic database of all animal phyla.|
|Entlab - labeling program for insect collections.|
|Vertebrate Zoology||Vev - evolution of tetrapods (hypertext).|
|Fish - evolution of fish groups (hypertext).|
|Vflash - drill on scientific names.|
|Dinovol - program for estimating dinosaur weights based on models.|
|Environmental Biology||Specarm - calculation and graphic display of species-area curve data from data collected outdoors.|
(Ohio Odonata Survey)
|Ohiosurv - GIS system for Odonata Collections in Ohio - over 14,000 records.|
|Odonate - GIS system for Odonata Collections in Washington County, Ohio - over 300 records.|
|DLL's||vbrun300.dll (place in Windows/System directory)|
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