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).
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 class.
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).
More information: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/evol/phylogeny-and-macroevolution/ or writing to courses from transmittingscience.org
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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With best regards
Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno
Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)
Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona). Spain