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Open registration fo​r Phylogenies and Ma​croevolution course​



Dear colleagues:
 
Registration is open for the course "THE USE OF PHYLOGENIES IN THE STUDY OF 
MACROEVOLUTION", September 9-13, 2013. Instructor: Dr. Juan López Cantalapiedra 
(Museo de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Spain).
 
Place: Els hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). 
 
Organized by: Transmitting Science and Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel 
Crusafont.
 
More information: 
http://www.transmittingscience.org/phylogeny_and_macroevolution.htm or writing 
to courses@transmittingscience.org
 
New phylogenetic methods would allow us to draw on the information encapsulated 
in phylogenetic trees in order to address a wide range of questions on 
macroevolution.First, this workshop will introduce participants to the use, 
modification and representation of phylogenetic trees. Then, we will focus on 
the use of phylogenetic information to reconstruct ancestral characters and 
biogeographic histories, learning how to apply phylogenetic comparative 
methods. The workshop will also tackle the study of the shape of phylogenetic 
trees and how to estimate the rates of diversification throughout the 
evolutionary history of groups. Finally, we will learn how to test the 
phylogenetic signal of a trait of interest. Participants are encouraged to 
bring their data sets to use in the practical class
 
Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you 
consider it appropriate.
 
With best regards
 
Soledad De Esteban Trivigno
Area de Paleobiología
Institut Català de Paleontologia
Edifici ICP, Campus de la UAB
08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès
Barcelona. Spain
www.icp.cat