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Modeling the ecology and evolution of biodiversity: Biogeographical cradles, museums, and graves - Science Magazine


Science Magazine
The emergence, distribution, and extinction of species are driven by interacting factors—spatial, temporal, physical, and biotic. Rangel et al. simulated the past 800,000 years of evolution in South America, incorporating these factors into a ...

'A city in a garden': Singapore's journey to becoming a biodiversity model - UN Environment (press release)


UN Environment (press release)
You wouldn't know it today, but in 1965 Singapore was a polluter's paradise: mucky rivers, polluted canals and raw sewage running rampant. It was a developing country, newly split from neighbouring Malaysia, an island surrounded by waters that now they ...

Cell Studio: Serious games for immunology - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
The novel platform, known as Cell Studio, can simulate an organic microenvironment with biological and biophysical rules at the cellular level. Several biological scenarios can be simulated, including a 2-D or 3-D spatial patch of tissue or cell ...

Spatial Modeling Environment

Burlington - United States

Describes an integrated environment for high performance spatial modeling, called the Spatial Modeling Environment (SME). Includes examples of ecological applications.

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Downloadable S-Plus plugin to automate spatial predictions using regression analysis.

Natural Resources Spatial Analysis Laboratory, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia
United States

Information about research, training and public service and outreach in the application of geospatial technology to natural resource management and planning.

B: On-line Molecular Modeling
United States

"B" (formerly known as Biomer) is a Java-based molecular modeling program for small organic molecules and biopolymers. Supports nucleic acids (DNA/RNA), polypeptides, polysaccharides, the AMBER force field, geometry optimization, simulated annealing. Exports jpeg, gif, and ppm images.

Journal of Molecular Modeling
Germany

Molecular, protein, peptide and drug design, computational modeling, molecular mechanics/dynamics in the fields of life sciences and chemistry.

Sequence Alignment and Modeling System
United States

Implementation of hidden Markov models for sequence analysis. Free UNIX software for nonprofit groups, and sequences can be submitted online.

Biochemical Networks Modeling Group
United States

The Mendes research group at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute

Avoiding Mistakes in Population Modeling
United States

H. Resit Akcakaya provides comprehensive guidance on preventing errors when developing ecological models at the population or metapopulation levels.

National Resource for Cell Analysis and Modeling
United States

A national resource center supported by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH); portal to the Virtual Cell, including recent publications and applications of the software.

Landscape Ecology and Modeling Laboratory, Arizona State University
United States

Research projects, people, publications emphasizing theoretical spatial ecology.

United States

A basic introduction to the science from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.