Analysing Macroevolutionary Processes using RevBayes

Location: University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Dates: 5/1, 2018 to 5/3, 2018
Instructors: Sebastian Höhna, Walker Pett, Rachel Warnock, Joe O'Reilly, Mark Puttick

Description

This intensive short course will introduce students to the use of RevBayes for macroevolutionary analysis of paleontological data. The course will be three full days in length and will take place at the University of Bristol Students' Union, Bristol, England from the 1st to the 3rd of May, 2018.

Venue

Anson Rooms 2 training space at the University of Bristol Students' Union, The Richmond Building, 105 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LN

Software

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

Papers

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.

Schedule

Date Time Topic Material Instructors
Tuesday 04:00-04:30 Welcome to the Workshop Sebastian Höhna
Tuesday 04:30-05:15 RevBayes Introduction Sebastian Höhna
Tuesday 05:15-05:30 Coffee break
Tuesday 05:30-07:00 Substitution Models in Phylogenetics Sebastian Höhna
Tuesday 07:00-08:00 Lunch break
Tuesday 08:00-10:00 Practical on inferring phylogenies (Part I) Nucleotide substitution models Sebastian Höhna
Tuesday 10:00-10:15 Coffee break
Tuesday 10:15-12:30 Practical on inferring phylogenies (Part II) Nucleotide substitution models Sebastian Höhna
Wednesday 04:00-04:30 Recap MCMC and Substitution Models Sebastian Höhna
Wednesday 04:30-05:15 Morphological models Joe O'Reilley, Mark Puttick
Wednesday 05:15-05:30 Coffee break
Wednesday 05:30-07:00 Divergence time estimation using the fossilized birth-death model Walker Pett
Wednesday 07:00-08:00 Lunch break
Wednesday 08:00-10:00 Practical on divergence time estimation using the fossilized birth-death model (Part I) Combined-Evidence Analysis and the Fossilized Birth-Death Process for Stratigraphic Range Data Walker Pett
Wednesday 10:00-10:15 Coffee break
Wednesday 10:15-12:30 Practical on divergence time estimation using the fossilized birth-death model (Part II) Combined-Evidence Analysis and the Fossilized Birth-Death Process for Stratigraphic Range Data Walker Pett
Thursday 04:00-04:30 Recap Walker Pett
Thursday 04:30-05:15 Diversification rate estimation (Part I) Sebastian Höhna
Thursday 05:15-05:30 Coffee break
Thursday 05:30-07:00 Diversification rate estimation (Part II) Rachel Warnock
Thursday 07:00-08:00 Lunch break
Thursday 08:00-10:00 Choice of practical on diversification rate estimation (Part I)
  • Simple Diversification Rate Estimation
  • Rachel Warnock, Sebastian Höhna
    Thursday 10:00-10:15 Coffee break
    Thursday 10:15-12:30 Choice of practical on diversification rate estimation (Part II)
  • Macroevolutionary Analysis of Stratigraphic Range Data
  • Episodic Diversification Rate Estimation
  • Environmental-dependent Speciation & Extinction Rates
  • Branch-Specific Diversification Rate Estimation
  • Background on state-dependent diversification rate estimation
  • State-dependent diversification with BiSSE and MuSSE
  • Rachel Warnock, Sebastian Höhna