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[Deepsea] Mapping Trait Evolution, June 5-9, Barcelona (Spain)

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno via deepsea%40net.bio.net (by soledad.esteban from transmittingscience.org)
Tue Oct 11 06:12:23 EST 2016

Dear colleagues,

Transmitting Science is offering a new course: “Mapping Trait Evolution”, June
5th-9th, 2017.

Instructor: Dr. Jeroen Smaers (Stony Brook University, USA).


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.


With best regards

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD.
Scientific Director
Transmitting Science

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