Dear colleagues,

Registration is open for the Transmitting Science course “Model-Based Statistical Inference in Evolutionary Biogeography”. Dates and Schedule: January 4th-8th. Monday to Friday (GMT+1, Spanish time zone): 08:00 to 12:00 am (online live lessons). The rest of the time will be taught through assignments, to be done between the live sessions.

AAPA members have a 20 % discount on the fee!

Instructor: Nick Matzke (University of Auckland, New Zealand)


- Intro to R and phylogenies - How to read and use phylogenies - A short history of historical biogeography methods and assumptions - Likelihood-based statistical model choice - Phylogenetic biogeography - New probabilistic models for historical biogeography in BioGeoBEARS. - Using BioGeoBEARS and interpreting results. - Biogeographical stochastic mapping. - Including geographical and environmental distance in models. - Integrating biogeography with traits — trait-dependent dispersal - Running analyses over multiPhylo objects (posterior distribution) and interpreting results. - State-dependent Speciation/Extinction models (SSE) basics in R - State-dependent Speciation/Extinction models (SSE) for large biogeography problems in Julia - Integrating GIS & paleogeography data (e.g. Gplates) - Help session for student projects. - Wrap-up.

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