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The second annual AnthroTree Workshop aims to make phylogenetic methods more accessible by providing hands-on experience to evolutionary anthropologists interested in learning phylogenetic comparative methods.
The four-day course will feature instructors from around the world, and will cover introductions to a wide array of topics, including:
- Inferring and interpreting phylogenetic trees
- Studying correlated evolution using independent contrasts and PGLS
- Reconstructing ancestral states
- Investigating the factors that influence speciation and extinction
- Computational approaches in Compare, Mesquite, R, and BayesTraits
- Examples from all fields of evolutionary anthropology
In addition to lectures, worked examples and exercises, participants will bring a dataset of their choice to work on with the instructors at the workshop.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I'll be participating in a workshop on comparative methods organized by Charles Nunn. My session will focus on using COMPARE to study correlated evolution of species traits. Here's an overview of the workshop: