Monday, October 8th, 2018.
1. Introduction to phylogenies and the comparative method. [Lecture]
2. Introduction the basics of the R statistical computing environment. [Exercise]
3. Introduction to reading, writing, manipulating, and visualizing phylogenies and comparative data in R. [Exercise]
4. Models of phenotypic trait evolution on trees: Brownian motion. [Lecture]
5. Simulating Brownian motion on trees using R. [Exercise]
6. Introduction to the phylogenetic comparative method: Phylogenetic independent contrasts. [Lecture]
7. Phylogenetic independent contrasts and exploring the properties of contrasts regression using simulation in R. [Exercise]
8. Phylogenetic generalized least squares regression and phylogenetic generalized ANOVA. [Exercise]
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018.
9. Multivariate statistical methods with phylogenies: Phylogenetic principal components analysis, canonical correlation analysis, and other approaches. [Lecture]
10. Phylogenetic PCA and phylogenetic CCA in R. [Exercise]
11. Continuous character models of trait evolution on phylogenies. [Lecture]
12. Fitting continuous character models to univariate trait data in R. [Exercise]
13. Ancestral state reconstruction I: Continuous characters. [Lecture]
14. Reconstructing ancestral states for continuous traits on phylogenies using R. [Exercise]
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018.
15. Ancestral state reconstruction II: Discrete characters. [Lecture]
16. Reconstructing ancestral states for discrete traits on phylogenies using R. [Exercise]
17. Exploring the limitations of ancestral state reconstruction for continuous and discrete characters on phylogenies using R. [Exercise]
18. Testing for the influence of one discrete character on a second using Pagel’s (1994) method. [Lecture]
19. Exploring the promise and limitations of the Pagel (1994) method using R. [Exercise]
20. Analysing discrete character coevolution, and the evolution of discrete and continuous characters using the threshold model. [Lecture]
Thursday, October 11th, 2018.
21. Fitting models of discrete and continuous character evolution on trees using the threshold model. [Exercise]
22. Multi-rate, multi-regime, and multivariate models of character evolution on phylogenies. [Lecture]
23. Fitting multi-regime and multivariate models for continuous character evolution in R. [Exercise]
24. Visualizing trees and phylogenetic comparative data. [Lecture]
25. Plotting phylogenies and comparative data using R. [Exercise]
26. Wrap-up and optional additional exercise or lecture.
- Monday to Thursday:
- 9:30 to 13:30 Lessons.
- 13:30 to 15:00 Lunch (included).
- 15:00 to 19:00 Lessons.
Accommodation Package Schedule
- 19:00 Meeting point in Plaza Catalunya (Barcelona) to take the bus to Capellades. If you are planning to arrive later, you can find more information on How to get there.
- 20:00 Registration in the Hotel.
- 20:30 Dinner.
- Monday to Wednesday:
- 8:30 to 9:00 Breakfast.
- 20:30 Dinner.
- 8:30 to 9:00 Breakfast.
- 19:00 Meeting point in the Hotel to take the bus to Barcelona city.
- 20:30 Arrival at Plaza Catalunya (Barcelona).
The schedule is approximate; it is possible that the content of one day may run into the next and a working day may be longer than advertised.
Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.
Furthermore, a 20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Organizations with discount). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).
Spanish unemployed scientists, as well as Spanish PhD students without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict inscription order.
Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the fee, not to Accommodation Package or other options.
Previous editions of this course
1st Edition, March 14th-17th, 2016
- United Kingdom: Royal Botanic Gardens – Kew, University of Bristol, University of Sussex.
- India: Indian Institute of Science, National Centre for Biological Sciences.
- South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal.
- Hungary: Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
- Spain: Universitat de Barcelona.
- Belgium: Université Catholique de Louvain, Université de Liège, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
- Denmark: Natural History Museum of Denmark – University of Copenhagen.
- Argentina: Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”.
- United States of America: University of Utah.
- Serbia: University of Belgrade.
- Germany: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem – Freie Universität Berlin.
- Brazil: Universidade de São Paulo.