Bayesian phylogenetics and macroevolution in RevBayes

Location: The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Dates: 3/26, 2019 to 3/28, 2019
Instructors: Tracy Heath


This workshop will introduce participants to the theory and practice of phylogenetic inference methods for macroevolution using RevBayes. The three-day course is sponsored by the Centre for Biodivesity Analysis at the Australian National University.

The preliminary program for the three-day will entail: (Day 1) An introduction to RevBayes and MCMC, (Day 2) Advanced applications in macroevolution, (Day 3) Emerging theory and methods around modeling molecular evolution and rate heterogeneity. Additional or alternative topics will be tailored to the interests of the participants (please see the Tutorials page for a list of possible topics). To indicate your intention to attend the course, please see the links in the workshop website provided below.

It is recommended that you review the Pre-workshop Materials listed below if you do not already have a strong understanding of likelihood-based phylogenetics, probability, and Bayesian inference. These video lectures are buy Paul Lewis and provide a clear overview of these topics. Additionally, a list of papers describing RevBayes and graphical models is given as suggested background reading.


The Australian National University, Canberra, AUS

Workshop Website


Before the course starts, please install the following software on your own computer:

Pre-workshop Materials

Please review the following materials before the workshop:


We recommend some selected papers for you to read prior to the workshop. These are not required and we will explain all the content throughout the workshop. However, some prior background knowledge will help to successfully work through the material.