The Puerto Rico Biocomplexity Project is working to develop a framework for evaluating the biocomplexity of multiple networks. Project participants propose to develop concepts of network theory to evaluate the spatial and temporal interactions among rivers, roads, and people and how these dynamics affect the structure and function of aquatic species networks in food webs. The main overarching hypothesis is that an integrated individual-based model will more accurately predict environmental effects than any single physical, biotic or social model by reducing unexplained variation. The project will focus on developing network models that will test present and future human impacts on tropical watersheds. Project participants are committed to sharing their approach with students, educators, researchers, and local planners through seminars, workshops, and conferences by use of case studies and comparative network applications.
May 31 - June 2, 2008
The Biocomplexity Project partnered with AlACiMA - Puerto Rico Math and Science Partnership to give teachers an opportunity to gain a better understanding of Biocomplexity and provide them with tools to demonstrate biocomplexity concepts in their classrooms.
- Biocomplexity: A definition under development. BioQUEST Notes. 2002.
- Biocomplexity - prepared by the Ecological Society of America. 2002.
- Defining and Unraveling Biocomplexity - William Michener. 2001.
- Biocomplexity and the Future - Alan Covich. 2000.
- World Enough and Time: A Global Investment for the Environment - Rita Colwell. 2001.
- Balancing the biocomplexity of the planet's living systems - Rita Colwell. 1998.
- Workshop Summary
- Workshop Overview
- Individual Models
- Modeling Complex Interactions
- Biocomplexity Fundamental Concepts
- Using Google Earth to demonstrate Biocomplexity Concepts
- Google Earth Navigation
- Creating Placemarks in Google Earth
GIS Demo 1
- GIS Demonstration Exercise
- Tale of Two Watersheds Introduction
- Tale of Two Watersheds Lesson 1
- Tale of Two Watersheds Lesson 2
- Note to Teachers
GIS Demo 2
Demo 2 GIS Data
GIS Demo 3
Demo 3 GIS Data