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[Deepsea] Biogeography workshop, June 15-19, Barcelona, Spain

Soledad De Esteban Trivigno via deepsea%40net.bio.net (by soledad.esteban from transmittingscience.org)
Tue Feb 3 03:50:21 EST 2015


Dear colleague,

There are still some places available for the course  "HISTORICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY:
FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS", June 15-19, 2015.

INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Lone Aagesen (IBODA, CONICET, Argentina) and Dr. Claudia A.
Szumik (Miguel Lillo Foundation, CONICET, Argentina).

PLACE:  Facilities of the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica,
Els Hostalets de Pierola,  Barcelona (Spain).

WEBPAGE AND REGISTRATION:
http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/biog/historic-biogeography/

 

PROGRAM:

Topic 1. Historical Background:

- The connection to cladistics. Basic concepts of cladistic methods. Optimality
criteria in systematics and its connection to biogeography. How to manage space.

 

Topic 2. Raw Data:

- Distribution maps. Errors in databases. Georeferencing and how to measure the
error of data points.

 

Topic 3. Areas of Endemism:

- Basic concepts. Formal and informal approaches to identify areas of endemism.
The importance of quantitative methods and how different methods relate to what
is being evaluated.

- Optimality criterion in analyses of endemicity. Some suggestions for renaming
the concept of areas of endemism. The need for a zero model. Introduction to the
programs NDM/VNDM (Identification of endemism areas). Optimality, ambiguity,
support, consensus in the framework of areas of endemism.

 

Topcic 4. Vicariance Events:

- Distinguishing between studying the history of taxa and studying the history
of earth. Short review of different approaches for studying taxon history
(ancestral areas, Diva, Brooks parsimony analysis, coevolution).

- Short review of different approaches for studying the history of earth (Brooks
parsimony analysis, principal components).

- Hovenkamp’s critique of historical biogeography and his suggestions for
improvement. The importance of implementing a spatial component. Optimality
criterion for identifying potential barriers. Optimality, ambiguity, support,
and consensus in the framework of vicariance events.

 

Software available at http://www.lillo.org.ar/phylogeny/.

 

Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel
Crusafont and the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica de Els
Hostalets de Pierola.

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Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you
consider it appropriate.

With best regards

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD.
soledad.esteban from transmittingscience.org
Transmitting Science
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