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 09:00-09:30 Welcome to the Workshop Sebastian Höhna
Tuesday 09:30-10:15 RevBayes Introduction Sebastian Höhna
Tuesday 10:15-10:30 Coffee break
Tuesday 10:30-12:00 Substitution Models in Phylogenetics Sebastian Höhna
Tuesday 12:00-13:00 Lunch break
Tuesday 13:00-15:00 Practical on inferring phylogenies (Part I) Substitution Models Sebastian Höhna
Tuesday 15:00-15:15 Coffee break
Tuesday 15:15-17:30 Practical on inferring phylogenies (Part II) Substitution Models Sebastian Höhna
Wednesday 09:00-09:30 Recap MCMC and Substitution Models Sebastian Höhna
Wednesday 09:30-10:15 Morphological models Joe O'Reilley, Mark Puttick
Wednesday 10:15-10:30 Coffee break
Wednesday 10:30-12:00 Divergence time estimation using the fossilized birth-death model Walker Pett
Wednesday 12:00-13:00 Lunch break
Wednesday 13:00-15:00 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 15:00-15:15 Coffee break
Wednesday 15:15-17:30 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 09:00-09:30 Recap Walker Pett
Thursday 09:30-10:15 Diversification rate estimation (Part I) Sebastian Höhna
Thursday 10:15-10:30 Coffee break
Thursday 10:30-12:00 Diversification rate estimation (Part II) Rachel Warnock
Thursday 12:00-13:00 Lunch break
Thursday 13:00-15:00 Choice of practical on diversification rate estimation (Part I)
  • Simple Diversification Rate Estimation
  • Rachel Warnock, Sebastian Höhna
    Thursday 15:00-15:15 Coffee break
    Thursday 15:15-17:30 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