Registration is open for the course "THE USE OF PHYLOGENIES IN THE STUDY OF
MACROEVOLUTION – 4th edition", September 19th – 23rd, 2016.
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Juan López Cantalapiedra (Museum für Naturkunde, Germany).
FOR WHOM?: This course is aimed at postgraduate students, postdoctoral
researchers and established academics.
First, this course will introduce participants to the use, modification and
representation of phylogenetic trees. Then, we will focus on the use of
phylogenetic information to reconstruct ancestral characters and biogeographic
histories, learning how to apply Phylogenetic Comparative Methods.
This course will also tackle trait evolution modeling and the assessment of
phylogenetic signal. Finally, we will learn about the shape of phylogenetic
trees and its evolutionary causes and how to estimate the rates of
diversification throughout the evolutionary history of groups.
Participants are encouraged to bring their data sets to use in the practical
Important note: Please bear in mind that this course is not about reconstructing
(building) phylogenetic trees.
Software: Mesquite, FigTree, BayesTraits (using BayesTraits Wrapper in R), RASP
and R (ape, TreeSim, TreePar, Geiger, OUwie, BioGeoBEARS).
PLACE: Facilities of the CRIP at Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain).
Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació
Paleontologica and the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont.
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consider it appropriate.
With best regards
Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD.
soledad.esteban from transmittingscience.org