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

Soledad De Esteban Trivigno via arthropod%40net.bio.net (by soledad.esteban from transmittingscience.org)
Tue Mar 12 01:58:53 EST 2019


   Dear colleagues,

   Registration is open for = Transmitting Science course: "USING GEIGER,
   PHYTOOLS, AND OTHER COMPU= TATIONAL TOOLS TO STUDY MACROEVOLUTION ON
   PHYLOGENIES"

   Dates an= d place: July 16th-19th, 2019, Crete (Greece).

   Instructors: Dr Liam R= evell (University of Massachusetts Boston,
   USA) and Dr Luke Harmon (Univers= ity of Idaho, USA).

   PROGRAM

   Monday

   - Introduction to phyl= ogenies and the comparative method. [Lecture]

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

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

   - Models of phenotypic t= rait evolution on trees: Brownian
   motion. [Lecture]

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

   - Introduction to = the phylogenetic comparative method: Phylogenetic
   independent contrasts.:-)= 60;[Lecture]

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

   - Phylogenetic generalized least squares regression and phylogenetic
   ge= neralized ANOVA. [Exercise]

    Tuesday

   - Multivariate s= tatistical methods with phylogenies: Phylogenetic
   principal components anal= ysis, canonical correlation analysis, and
   other approaches. [Lecture]<= /p>

   - Phylogenetic PCA and phylogenetic CCA in R. [Exercise]

   -= Continuous character models of trait evolution on
   phylogenies. [Lectu= re]

   - Fitting continuous character models to univariate trait data in   R. [Exercise]

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

   -  Reconstructing ancestral state= s for continuous traits on
   phylogenies using R. [Exercise]

   Wedne= sday

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

   - Reconstructing ancestral states for discrete traits on phy= logenies
   using R. [Exercise]

   - Exploring the limitations of ance= stral state reconstruction for
   continuous and discrete characters on phylog= enies using
   R. [Exercise]

   - Testing for the influence of one dis= crete character on a second
   using Pagel's (1994) method. [Lectur= e]

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

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

   Thursday

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

   - Multi-rate, multi-regime, and multivariate models of cha= racter
   evolution on phylogenies. [Lecture]

   - Fitting multi-regim= e and multivariate models for continuous
   character evolution in - [Exe= rcise]

   - Visualizing trees and phylogenetic comparative data. [L= ecture]

   - Plotting phylogenies and comparative data using R. [Ex= ercise]

   - Wrap-up and optional additional exercise or lecture.

   = More information and registration
   [https://www.transmittingscience.org/cour   ses/evolution/using-geiger-phytools-other-computational-tools-study-ma
   croev   olution-phylogenies/](https://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/evol
   ution   /using-geiger-phytools-other-computational-tools-study-macroevolution-
   phylo= genies/)

   With best regards

   Sole

   Soledad De Esteban-Trivig= no,PhD.

   Scientific Director

   Transmitting Science

   [ww= w.transmittingscience.org](http://www.transmittingscience.org/)
   <= /html>  


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