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Workshop on The use of Phylogenies in the Study of Macroevolution, Sep 28 Oct 2, Barcelona (Spain)



Dear colleagues,
 
Registration is open for the course "THE USE OF PHYLOGENIES IN THE STUDY OF 
MACROEVOLUTION -  3rd edition", Septiembre 28-October 2, 2015. Instructor: Dr. 
Juan López Cantalapiedra (Museo de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Spain).
 
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 course 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. 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 evolutionary history of groups. 
Participants are encouraged to bring their data sets to use in the practical 
class.
Important note: Please bear in mind that this course is not about 
reconstructing (building) phylogenetic trees.
Software: Mesquite, TreeEdit, FigTree, BayesTraits (using BayesTraits Wrapper 
in R), Tracer, RASP and R (ape, TreeSim, TreePar, Geiger, OUwie, BioGeoBEARS).
Place:  Facilities of the CRIP at  Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain).
 
Organized  by: Transmitting Science, the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació 
Paleontologica and the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont.
 
More  information: 
http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/evol/phylogeny-and-macroevolution/  
or writing to courses@transmittingscience.org
 
Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you 
consider it appropriate.
 
With best regards

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD.
soledad.esteban@icp.cat

Researcher at the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)

Edifici Z -ICTA-ICP-  C/ de les Columnes s/n.
Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
E-08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès. Spain
www.icp.cat