Population Biology Simulations

Collected here are a few simple simulations (written in Java) I use (or plan to use) when teaching principles of population genetics and population ecology in various courses. If you have suggestions for improving them or ideas for other simulations that might be useful, please contact me at kent@darwin.eeb.uconn.edu. I can't promise that I'll have the time to adopt any suggestions you make, but I promise that I'll consider them.

Population Genetics

Population Ecology

Important note: The simulations may not display properly in all browsers. Some of the simulations have alternate versions that should work in any browser that supports Java. If you can't display the simulation when loaded, scroll to the bottom of the page and see if there's a link to an alternate version.

Several users have asked for versions of the simulations that can be used offline or that they can host on their own servers. Everything you need to do that should be in simulations.zip. Just download it, unzip it into a convenient directory and you're all set. The one thing you might want to do is to change the lines that read

<link rel=stylesheet type="text/css"


<link rel=stylesheet type="text/css"

That way your browser won't waste time trying to connect to my website for the stylesheet. Enjoy!

Kent Holsinger