Tuesday, March 1, 2011

2011 AnthroTree Workshop

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:

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.

Click here for more information.