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</head><body><p>Dear colleagues,</p><p>Transmitting Science is offering a new course: &#8220;Mapping Trait Evolution&#8221;, June 5th-9th, 2017.</p><p>Instructor: Dr. Jeroen Smaers (Stony Brook University, USA).</p><p>PROGRAM:</p><p><strong>Monday</strong>. (R packages: ape, Geiger).</p><p>Morning: Phylogenetic data.</p><p>- What is the basic structure of phylogenetic data?</p><p>- How to visualize and manipulate phylogenetic data?</p><p>Afternoon: Models of evolution.</p><p>- What are models of evolution?</p><p>- What are the assumptions of the different models of evolution?</p><p>- How are models of evolution utilized?</p><p><strong>Tuesday</strong>. (R packages: ape, nlme, caper, evomap).</p><p>Morning: Phylogenetic regression.</p><p>- Assumptions, properties, and applications of the phylogenetic regression.</p><p>Afternoon: Phylogenetic ancova.</p><p>- Testing for grade shifts using the phylogenetic regression.</p><p><strong>Wednesday</strong>. (R packages: phytools, motmot, geiger, ape, evomap, BayesTraits).</p><p>Morning: Ancestral estimation.</p><p>- Using models of evolution to estimate values of ancestral nodes.</p><p>Afternoon: Analysis of rates of evolution.</p><p>- Estimation of rates of evolution.</p><p>- Testing hypothesis about rates of evolution.</p><p><strong>Thursday</strong>. (R packages: bayou, phylolm, surface, OUwie, mvMORPH).</p><p>Morning: Inferring the structure of a macroevolutionary landscape.</p><p>-Using Ornstein-Uhlenbeck models to map macroevolutionary patterns.</p><p>Afternoon: Testing the structure of a macroevolutionary landscape.</p><p>- Applications and assumptions of OU models.</p><p>- Using OU models to test macroevolutionary hypotheses.</p><p><strong>Friday</strong>. (R packages: geomorph).</p><p>Morning: Modularity and integration.</p><p>- What is &#8216;phylogenetic&#8217; modularity and integration?</p><p>- Applications and assumptions.</p><p>Afternoon: Case study.</p><p>MORE INFO: <a href="http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/evolution/mapping-trait-evolution/">http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/evolution/mapping-trait-evolution/</a><br></p><p>With best regards</p><div class="io-ox-signature"><p>Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD.<br>Scientific&#160;Director<br>Transmitting Science<br>www.transmittingscience.org</p></div></body></html>

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