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Research PhD courses

Phylogenetic Comparative Methods in R

Dr. C.M. Eising (Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, RSEE, UG)

Course lecturers
Prof. Dr. Liam Revell, Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston & Prof. Dr. Luke J. Harmon, Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Idaho

Aim of the course

Learn how to gain a solid foundation in the Phylogenetic Comparative methods and develop the skills you need to interpret patterns in the tree of life.

Contents & Structure

Phylogenetic comparative methods are a suite of statistical approaches that enable biologists to analyze and better understand the evolutionary tree of life, and shed vital new light on patterns of divergence and common ancestry among all species on Earth. This course shows how to carry out phylogenetic comparative analyses in the R statistical computing environment. Liam Revell and Luke Harmon provide an incisive conceptual overview of each method along with worked examples using real data and challenge problems that encourage students to learn by doing.

General Information
Required knowledge & preparation
A bit of experience with phylogenetics and working on some kind of data analysis.
Tentative schedule
View the tentative schedule. In practice, we could deviate from this schedule, or add other topics depending on the interests of workshop participants.
Course credits
Natuurvriendenhuis De Hondsrug, Duinweg 6, 9479 TM Noordlaren (Google Maps)
Duration & date
5 days from 2 October (starts 2 pm) until 6 October (ends noon) 2023
€ 375,- for participants belonging to the RSEE and PE&RC. All other participants pay € 750,-. See the registration information here below.
The number of participants is limited to 20.

Corine Eising (Coordinator Research School Ecology and Evolution, Linnaeusborg, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, Phone: 0031 (0) 50 363 9140

PhD students can register for this course by filling out the Registration form. For additional questions, or in case of problems,

send an email to Corine Eising.

Payment, Registration
and Cancellation
Please take note of our general course information on payment, registration and cancellation, applicable to all registrations.
Last modified:06 September 2023 4.35 p.m.