Category Archives: Ecological Modelling

Bio7 Upcoming Features


In the next Bio7 release it will be possible to create custom GUI’s with the JavaFX Builder or with the new JavaFX API. I already integrated an API to load and compile a *.fxml file into a custom view of Bio7. GUI interfaces can easily be created with the new available JavaFX Scene Builder from Oracle and saved  in a project of the Bio7 workspace. Objects and actions are accessible by means of Dependency Injection using the @FXML annotation.

Furthermore in the next release several custom views can be created side by side (i removed the tab implementation) e.g. to combine several custom GUI’s and panels. In the screenshot below an example shows the created GUI of the Scene Builder (screenshot above)  side by side with three other custom views (processing API examples).

Shared Ecological Modelling References


Today i started to create a list of books and articles about ecological modelling. In this list you will not only find general books about modelling but also books about spatial analysis, image analysis and other (in my opinion) important techniques useful in the context of ecological modelling. For the collection i use “Zotero” which is an excellent open source reference management software running in the firefox browser. In addition with the Zotero network i can share my own collections of books, articles, links etc.

I created a group “ecological modelling” in which you can find a first personal collection of textbooks and articles which i will extend from time to time and is hopefully useful for people interested in this topic.
In one subgroup you will find references of R-literature

The group can be found here:

If you join the group you can synchronize your local Zotero and a new generated literature list will be added to your “Group Libraries” which can simply be exported in different styles (e.g. to  the clipboard).
I you have some suggestions for books or articles (or links) for a more profund list don’t hesitate to contact me.

Swarm Model in Bio7


Here is the first video about a 2d swarm model realized in OpenGL with Bio7. The source will be soon available but i have to fix and improve it. The film below gives you a nice impression of the current state.