This workshop will introduce participants to the theory and practice of phylogenetic inference methods for macroevolution using RevBayes. The one-day course is part of the "German Paleontological Society Meeting 2019".
The program for the one-day will entail: (1) An introduction to RevBayes, MCMC, and basic tree inference; (2) Estimating divergence times using molecular clocks; (3) Combining data from fossil and ling taxa. 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||09:40-10:30||Lecture: Introduction to Bayesian Phylogenetics and RevBayes||Lecture slides 1 and Lecture slides 2||👨🏫|
|Tuesday||11:00-12:20||Lecture & Practical: Molecular Clocks||
|Tuesday||13:20-14:40||Divergence Time Estimation (Time Calibration)||