Paleonet: Open registration for Phylogenies and Macroevolution course

Soledad Esteban soledad.esteban at
Wed Feb 13 10:41:56 UTC 2013

Dear colleagues: 
Registration is open for the course "THE USE OF PHYLOGENIES IN THE STUDY OF MACROEVOLUTION", September 9-13, 2013. Instructor: Dr. Juan López Cantalapiedra (Museo de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Spain).  
Place:   Els hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). 
Organized by: Transmitting Science and Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont.
More information: or writing to courses at
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 workshop 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. The workshop will also tackle the study of the shape of phylogenetic trees and how to estimate the rates of diversification throughout the evolutionary history of groups. Finally, we will learn how to test the phylogenetic signal of a trait of interest. Participants are encouraged to bring their data sets to use in the practical class
Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you consider it appropriate.
With best regards
Soledad De Esteban Trivigno
Area de Paleobiología
Institut Català de Paleontologia
Edifici ICP, Campus de la UAB
08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès
Barcelona. Spain 

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