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[Parasitology] Workshop on The use of Phylogenies in the Study of Macroevolution, Sep 28 Oct 2, Barcelona (Spain)

soledad.esteban via parasite%40net.bio.net (by soledad.esteban from icp.cat)
Wed Mar 11 03:53:10 EST 2015


Dear colleagues,
 
Registration is open for the course "THE USE OF PHYLOGENIES IN THE STUDY OF MACROEVOLUTION -  3rd edition", Septiembre 28-October 2, 2015. Instructor: Dr. Juan López Cantalapiedra (Museo de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Spain).
 
New  phylogenetic methods would allow us to draw on the information encapsulated in phylogenetic trees in order to address a wide range of questions on macroevolution. 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 modelling 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 class.
Important note: Please bear in mind that this course is not about reconstructing (building) phylogenetic trees.
Software: Mesquite, TreeEdit, FigTree, BayesTraits (using BayesTraits Wrapper in R), Tracer, 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.
 
More  information: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/evol/phylogeny-and-macroevolution/  or writing to courses from transmittingscience.org
 
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 icp.cat

Researcher at the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)

Edifici Z -ICTA-ICP-  C/ de les Columnes s/n.
Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
E-08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès. Spain
www.icp.cat 
 




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