AlloSpec

I wrote this program to illustrate allele divergence, which is useful as an introduction to speciation.  The program is intended for the students to work through.  I wrote the code myself, and for that reason I would love to get some feedback from anyone willing to give it.  What’s good?  What’s awful?  Idea for additions?  Also, please feel free to use!

A video describing how to use the model is on my YouTube channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/ralph0305?feature=mhee#p/u/1/Guvc0fjECZA

The model is written for NetLogo:  http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/

And the code for the model is on my website, but here is a direct link:  http://www.biologyrocks.org/AlloSpec_1.1.nlogo

Thanks in advance!  Michael

 

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Johnson County Science Cafe

Johnson County Science Cafe’

The Geologic Record of Global Climate Change: Context for modern global warming

Speaker: Dr. Keith Miller, Research Assistant Professor in Geology, Kansas State University

Date: June 7, 2011

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Coaches Bar and Grill, 14893 Metcalf, in private room

The geologic record provides a long-term record of climate change over a range of different time scales.  This record gives us a way to understand the range of possible global climate conditions and the various factors that are involved.  With this long-term context as a background we can better understand modern climate change.

Dr. Miller’s research, since coming to Kansas in 1990, has been focused on the reconstruction of climate change during the early Permian (~300-270 million years ago) in Kansas.  This is the time during which the rocks of the Flint Hills were deposited — a time that corresponded with an ancient ice age.  That period was characterized by repeated alternations between cold glacial and warm interglacial times much like the current Pleistocene and Recent.  So he comes at the question of modern climate change from a long-term geological context.

For more information: biologycctrack@hotmail.com

There will be no science cafe in July. We will resume in August.