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[Plant-biology] Course Using Geiger, Phytools, and other Computational Tools to Study Macroevolution on Phylogenies, 16-19 July, Greece.

Soledad De Esteban Trivigno via plantbio%40net.bio.net (by soledad.esteban from transmittingscience.org)
Tue Mar 12 01:59:52 EST 2019

   Dear colleagues,<= /p>

   Registration is open for Transmitting Science course: R= 20;USING

   Dates and place: July 16th-19th, 2019, Cr= ete (Greece).

   Instructors: Dr Liam Revell (University of Massachusett= s Boston,
   USA) and Dr Luke Harmon (University of Idaho, USA).


   - Introduction to phylogenies and the comparative metho= d. [Lecture]

   - Introduction the basics of the R statistical comp= uting
   environment. [Exercise]

   - Introduction to reading, writing= , manipulating, and visualizing
   phylogenies and comparative data in R. = ;[Exercise]

   - Models of phenotypic trait evolution on trees: Brownian   motion. [Lecture]

   - Simulating Brownian motion on trees using R= . [Exercise]

   - Introduction to the phylogenetic comparative meth= od: Phylogenetic
   independent contrasts. [Lecture]

   - Phylogenetic= independent contrasts and exploring the properties of
   contrasts regression= using simulation in R. [Exercise]

   - Phylogenetic generalized le= ast squares regression and phylogenetic
   generalized ANOVA. [Exercise]<= /p>


   - Multivariate statistical methods with phylogeni= es: Phylogenetic
   principal components analysis, canonical correlation analy= sis, and
   other approaches. [Lecture]

   - Phylogenetic PCA and phyl= ogenetic CCA in R. [Exercise]

   - Continuous character models of t= rait evolution on
   phylogenies. [Lecture]

   - Fitting continuous ch= aracter models to univariate trait data in
   R. [Exercise]

   - = Ancestral state reconstruction I: Continuous characters. [Lecture]

   -  Reconstructing ancestral states for continuous traits on phylog   enies using R. [Exercise]


   - Ancestral state reco= nstruction II: Discrete characters. [Lecture]

   - Reconstructing a= ncestral states for discrete traits on phylogenies
   using R. [Exercise]
   - Exploring the limitations of ancestral state reconstruction for co   ntinuous and discrete characters on phylogenies using R. [Exercise]

   - Testing for the influence of one discrete character on a second
   using= Pagel's (1994) method. [Lecture]

   - Exploring the promise = and limitations of the Pagel (1994) method
   using R. [Exercise]

   -= Analysing discrete character coevolution, and the evolution of
   discrete an= d continuous characters using the threshold
   model. [Lecture]

   Thu= rsday

   - Fitting models of discrete and continuous character evolution= on
   trees using the threshold model. [Exercise]

   - Multi-rate, mu= lti-regime, and multivariate models of character
   evolution on phylogenies.&= #160;[Lecture]

   - Fitting multi-regime and multivariate models for con= tinuous
   character evolution in - [Exercise]

   - Visualizing trees = and phylogenetic comparative data. [Lecture]

   - Plotting phylogen= ies and comparative data using R. [Exercise]

   - Wrap-up and optio= nal additional exercise or lecture.

   More information and registration   [https://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/evolution/using-geiger-ph
   ytoo   ls-other-computational-tools-study-macroevolution-phylogenies/](https:
   //www   .transmittingscience.org/courses/evolution/using-geiger-phytools-other
   -comp= utational-tools-study-macroevolution-phylogenies/)

   With best regards<= /p>


   Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno,PhD.

   Scientific Dir= ector

   Transmitting Science

   [www.transmittingscience.org](http:/= /www.transmittingscience.org/)


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