Course description

This hands on course focuses on the use of Bayesian phylogenetics in paleobiology. You will learn about approaches used to infer trees, divergence times and evolutionary rates.

The course will take place in the summer semester Tuesdays 14:00-16:00 CET in person at Henke Str.

The first half of the course will feature a mix of lectures and tutorial material. Aside from week one, the course will focus on getting to grips with the software RevBayes. By the end of the course students should understand the principles of Bayesian phylogenetic inference and be able to apply this knowledge to a research question of their choosing. During the second half of the course each participant will work on a project topic of their choice.

Course instructures: Rachel Warnock, Tim Brandler and Laura Mulvey.

Before the start of the course we recommend reading the following posts:

Course evaluation

At the end of the course you should produce a short report based on your research findings. We will provide you with a template and guidelines. The deadline for the report is Friday 28th of July.

Note: “Phylogenetics” is graded together with “Introduction to Statistical Modelling”. Course code: RL-V3 MPP.

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