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Date
13.01.20 - 17.01.20
Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont, 23 08201 Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain

A Transmitting Science Course


Phylogenetic trees have changed the way we study and understand life on Earth. Taking phylogenetic information into account in our analyses is critical to account for the non-independence of biological data. Also, phylogenies allow us to get a deep-time perspective of the processes that have shaped the evolutionary history of groups, including diversification and trait evolution.

This course will introduce participants to the use, modification and representation of phylogenetic trees. Also, we will focus on the use of phylogenetic information to reconstruct ancestral characters and biogeographic histories, using different phylogenetic comparative methods.

This course will also tackle trait evolution modelling and the assessment of phylogenetic signal. Finally, we will learn about the shape of phylogenetic trees and its evolutionary causes, and how to estimate the rates of diversification throughout the history of groups. Participants are encouraged to bring their data sets to use in the practical classes.

The course includes an optional first introductory day to basic R.

Further information

More details about this course can be found on the transmitting science event page.

Booking and cost

All RSB members are entitled to a 20% discount off course costs. To find out more about fees and book the event visit the transmitting science event page.

Contact

If you have any event enquiries please contact Transmitting Science at courses@transmittingscience.org

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