Molecular Phylogenies in Biodiversity.
Berlin, 9-13 April 2018
Instructor: Dr. Diego Fontaneto (CNR, Italy)
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This course will introduce ecologists interested in biodiversity to the use of molecular phylogenies to address questions that cannot be addressed by using only ecological data in their studies.
After a short introduction on how to obtain reliable molecular phylogenies, the focus of the questions that could be addressed will be on taxonomy, community ecology, and comparative methods.
There will be a mix of lectures and hands-on practical exercises using freely available software and online resources. Most of the steps will be performed in R, but no previous knowledge on this statistical platform is required.
All scripts will be carefully explained to allow all attendees understanding the rationale and usage of the statistical approaches.
For more information about the course, please visit our website (https://www.physalia-courses.org/courses-workshops/course28/)