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Course The Use of Phylogenies in the Study of Macroevolution, Sept. 19-23, Barcelona.



Dear colleagues,


Registration is open for the course "THE USE OF PHYLOGENIES IN THE STUDY OF 
MACROEVOLUTION – 4th edition", September 19th – 23rd, 2016.


INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Juan López Cantalapiedra (Museum für Naturkunde, Germany).


FOR WHOM?: This course is aimed at postgraduate students, postdoctoral 
researchers and established academics.


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 modeling 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, FigTree, BayesTraits (using BayesTraits Wrapper in R), RASP 
and R (ape, TreeSim, TreePar, Geiger, OUwie, BioGeoBEARS).


More information: 
http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/evol/phylogeny-and-macroevolution/  


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.


Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you 
consider it appropriate.


With best regards

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno
Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)
Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona). Spain
www.icp.cat