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Online Course – 1st Edition MODELLING AND ANALYSING MULTIVARIATE TRAITS EVOLUTION USING MVMORPH November 9th-13th, 2020

10/01/2020

Course Modelling and Analysing Multivariate Traits Evolution on Phylogenetic Trees using mvMorphCOURSE OVERVIEW

In this workshop students will be introduced to multivariate phylogenetic comparative methods with the mvMORPH R package.

The mvMORPH package contains tools for modelling the evolution of correlated continuous traits (e.g. morphometric measurement, geometric morphometric datasets, life history traits, gene expression data, etc.) on phylogenetic trees [ with either fossil species, extant species or both] as well as statistical tools such as multivariate generalized least squares (GLS) linear models -e.g. multivariate regressionMANOVAMANCOVA – for studying comparative datasets.

In this course, students will be first introduced to some theory with illustrative examples (both from simulated data as well as students’ own datasets) and will learn how to interpret the models, their parameters, as well as how to assess their reliability.

REQUIREMENTS

Graduate or postgraduate degree in Biomedical, Life or Earth Sciences, basic knowledge of statistics and knowledge of R at user level. Participants must have a personal computer (Windows, Mac, Linux). The use of a webcam and headphones is strongly recommended, and a good internet connection.

We would like to encourage participants to bring along their own dataset with a matching phylogenetic tree (or sample of trees)

CONTACT

courses@transmittingscience.com

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