Mar 03, 2014 07:52 PM
MAY 28 TO JUNE 1, 2014. DUKE UNIVERSITY. Phylogenetic approaches are increasingly important across evolutionary anthropology, including research on behavior, material culture, functional morphology, linguistics, the fossil record, genetics, and the conservation of cultural and biological diversity. By using phylogenetic methods, it is possible to investigate correlated evolutionary change, to identify the factors that influence speciation and extinction rates, and to reconstruct ancestral states.
The fourth AnthroTree Workshop features instructors who are leaders in comparative methods and statistics in biology and evolutionary anthropology. The presentations and problem sets will cover introductions to a wide array of topics, with a special focus on comparative methods implemented in R.