There are a few places left for the course “Mapping Trait Evolution”, June
Instructor: Dr. Jeroen Smaers (Stony Brook University, USA).
End early bird: March 31st.
Monday. (R packages: ape, Geiger).
Morning: Phylogenetic data.
+ What is the basic structure of phylogenetic data?
+ How to visualize and manipulate phylogenetic data?
Afternoon: Models of evolution.
+ What are models of evolution?
+ What are the assumptions of the different models of evolution?
+ How are models of evolution utilized?
Tuesday. (R packages: ape, nlme, caper, evomap).
Morning: Phylogenetic regression.
+ Assumptions, properties, and applications of the phylogenetic regression.
Afternoon: Phylogenetic ancova.
+ Testing for grade shifts using the phylogenetic regression.
Wednesday. (R packages: phytools, motmot, geiger, ape, evomap, BayesTraits).
Morning: Ancestral estimation.
+ Using models of evolution to estimate values of ancestral nodes.
Afternoon: Analysis of rates of evolution.
+ Estimation of rates of evolution.
+ Testing hypothesis about rates of evolution.
Thursday. (R packages: bayou, phylolm, surface, OUwie, mvMORPH).
Morning: Inferring the structure of a macroevolutionary landscape.
+ Using Ornstein-Uhlenbeck models to map macroevolutionary patterns.
Afternoon: Testing the structure of a macroevolutionary landscape.
+ Applications and assumptions of OU models.
+ Using OU models to test macroevolutionary hypotheses.
Friday. (R packages: geomorph).
Morning: Modularity and integration.
+ What is ‘phylogenetic’ modularity and integration?
+ Applications and assumptions.
Afternoon: Case study.
Other courses run by Transmitting Science and the Institut Català de
Paleontologia that can be of interest for members in this list:
- PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS USING R – 4th ed. March 6th-10th. More info:
-INTRODUCTION TO PHYLOGENETIC INFERENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS, June 26th-30th.
- INTRODUCTION TO MACROEVOLUTIONARY ANALYSES USING PHYLOGENIES – 5th ed.
October 16th-20th. More info:
With best regards
Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD.
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