DELTA as a teaching tool

Phillip Hoover phoover at SOL.UVIC.CA
Mon Mar 7 10:44:44 CST 1994

I have helped teach a course in Identification and biodiversity for about 5
years and as the lab instructor I have taught students how to use DELTA to
produce identification keys and species description for presentation in a
conference poster format. I would be interested in hearing from others who
have used DELTA as a teaching tool and what type of exercise they have their
students do to learn the how to use the DELTA package.

I would like to known what, if any other computer packages teachers use to
teach the concepts of identification. I have used HENNIG86 and MacClade for
teaching cladistic and have used PHYLIP and PAUP.

Phil Hoover
phoover at

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