Dear list members,

Transmitting Science is running a new course that could be of interest for list 
members, althougth it is not specific on Geometric Morphometrics:

“Mapping Trait Evolution”, June 5th-9th, 2017; instructor: Dr. Jeroen Smaers 
(Stony Brook University, USA).


Monday. (R packages: ape, Geiger).

- Phylogenetic data

- What is the basic structure of phylogenetic data?

- How to visualize and manipulate phylogenetic data?

- 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).

-Phylogenetic regression

- Assumptions, properties, and applications of the phylogenetic regression.

- Phylogenetic ancova.

- Testing for grade shifts using the phylogenetic regression.


Wednesday. (R packages: phytools, motmot, geiger, ape, evomap, BayesTraits).

- Ancestral estimation

-  Using models of evolution to estimate values of ancestral nodes.

- Analysis of rates of evolution.

- Estimation of rates of evolution.

- Testing hypothesis about rates of evolution.


Thursday. (R packages: bayou, phylolm, surface, OUwie, mvMORPH).

- Inferring the structure of a macroevolutionary landscape.

- Using Ornstein-Uhlenbeck models to map macroevolutionary patterns.

- Testing the structure of a macroevolutionary landscape.

-  Applications and assumptions of OU models.

- Using OU models to test macroevolutionary hypotheses.


Friday. (R packages: geomorph).

- Modularity and integration.

- What is ‘phylogenetic’ modularity and integration?

- Applications and assumptions.

- Case study.



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

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