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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:ES-TRAD" lang="EN-US">Dear colleagues,</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:ES-TRAD" lang="EN-US">Registration is open for the course "THE USE OF PHYLOGENIES IN THE STUDY OF MACROEVOLUTION - 5th edition".</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:ES-TRAD" lang="EN-US">Dates: October 16th-20th, 2017.</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:ES-TRAD" lang="EN-US">Instructor: Dr. Juan López Cantalapiedra (Museum für Naturkunde, Germany).</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:ES-TRAD" lang="EN-US">This course is aimed at postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and established academics.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:ES-TRAD" lang="EN-US"> </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:ES-TRAD" lang="EN-US">The course will introduce the use of phylogenetic information to reconstruct ancestral characters and biogeographic histories, using different phylogenetic comparative methods. It 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 history of groups. Participants are encouraged to bring their data sets to use in the practical classes.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:35.4pt"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:ES-TRAD" lang="EN-US">The course includes an optional first introductory day to basic R.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:ES-TRAD" lang="EN-US">Important note: Please bear in mind that this course is not about reconstructing (building) phylogenetic trees.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:ES-TRAD" lang="EN-US">Software: Mesquite, FigTree, R (ape, TreeSim, TreePar, Geiger, OUwie, BioGeoBEARS).</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:ES-TRAD" lang="EN-US">Place:<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> </span> Facilities of the CRIP at Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain).</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:ES-TRAD" lang="EN-US"> </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:ES-TRAD" lang="EN-US">Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica and the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont.</span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:black;mso-ansi-language:EN-US; mso-fareast-language:ES-TRAD" lang="EN-US">Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you consider it appropriate.</span></p>
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<div><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica">Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)</font></span></div>
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