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 program for the three-day will entail: (Day 1) An introduction to RevBayes, MCMC, and basic tree inference; (Day 2) Combining data from fossil and ling taxa and Historical biogeography; (Day 3) Modeling complex processes on trees and discussion/open lab. A detailed schedule is given 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 by Paul Lewis and provide a clear overview of these topics. Additionally, a list of papers describing RevBayes and graphical models is provided as suggested background reading.
|Tuesday||09:30-10:30||Lecture: Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling for Phylogenetic Inference using RevBayes||Lecture slides||👩🏻🏫|
|Tuesday||11:00-12:00||Lecture: Introduction to Bayesian Inference and MCMC in RevBayes||Lecture slides||👩🏻🏫|
|Tuesday||13:30-14:00||Resources for using RevBayes||https://revbayes.com||👩🏻🏫|
|Tuesday||14:00-15:30||Lab: Phylogenetic Inference using RevBayes||Nucleotide substitution models||💻|
|Tuesday||16:00-17:30||Lab: Phylogenetic Inference using RevBayes, continued||💻|
|Wednesday||09:30-10:30||Lecture: Bayesian Divergence-Time Estimation||Lecture slides||👩🏻🏫|
|Wednesday||11:30-12:30||Lecture: Bayesian Divergence-Time Estimation, continued||👩🏻🏫|
|Wednesday||14:00-15:30||Lab: Estimating Trees and Divergence Times||Combined-Evidence Analysis and the Fossilized Birth-Death Process for Analysis of Fossil and Extant Specimens||💻|
|Wednesday||16:00-17:30||Lab: Estimating Trees and Divergence Times, continued||💻|
|Thursday||09:30-10:30||Lab: Historical Biogeography||Simple Phylogenetic Analysis of Historical Biogeography||💻|
|Thursday||11:00-12:30||Lab: Modeling Branch-Heterogeneous Processes||💻|
|Thursday||14:00-15:30||Presentations by ANU Researchers||🇦🇺|
|Thursday||16:00-15:30||Discussion and Open Lab||🗣|