Monday - Classes from 9:30 to 17:30


✔ Introduction to the use of phylogeny in comparative methods (lecture)
✔ Likelihood and bayesian inference methods (lecture)
✔ Molecular clocks (lecture)
✔ Node dating relaxed clocks using Beast (tutorial)



Tuesday - Classes from 9:30 to 17:30


✔ Total-evidence dating using Beast (tutorial)
✔ Dating analyses using morphological/paleontological data (tutorial)
✔ Using remote servers for phylogenetic analyses (tutorial)
✔ Introduction to R for comparative methods (lecture)
✔ How to read, visualize and manipulate phylogenies and trait data in R



Wednesday - Classes from 9:30 to 17:30


✔ Evolution of phenotypic traits (lecture)
✔ Models or continuous and discrete traits evolution. Brownian motion and OU models (tutorial)
✔ Ancestral characters reconstructions (tutorial)
✔ Phylogenetic independent constrast, contrast regression, phylogenetic PCA (tutorial)


Thursday - Classes from 9:30 to 17:30


✔ Tree shape and lineage diversifications through time, adaptive radiations and key innovations (lecture))
✔ Models of diversification (tutorial)
✔ Using time-calibrated phylogenies to detect mass extinctions


Friday - Classes from 9:30 to 17:30


✔ Historical biogeography (lecture)
✔ BioGeoBear (tutorial)
✔ Troubleshooting analyses (lecture + tutorial)
✔ Extra tutorials to cover previously discussed topics (at request of students)
✔ Students can work on own data