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2nd Edition of the Phylogenetic Comparative Analysis Course
Mon, 2 Oct 2017, 21:00 – Fri, 6 Oct 2017, 17:00 WEST
Biological patterns and processes we observe on earth, are contingent on the evolutionary history of lineages. But how can such evolutionary history be considered in our analysis? The course will introduce the field of comparative phylogenetic analysis giving particular focus the analyses large species distributions databases across broad regions (a field known as macroecology). Topics addressed in the course are: introduction and historical notes on comparative methods; phylogenetic reconstruction and relationships; evolutionary models and phylogenetic distances; estimating phylogenetic signal and correlated evolution; phylogenetic diversity, community structure and diversification models. A mix of theoretical lectures and practicals with R are the basis for this course.
The course targets posgraduate students in ecology, evolution, and related disciplines, as well as established researchers wanted to extend or update their knowledge in the field.
Fees and cancelation policy
20% discounts on the registration fee are available to students and researchers from InBIO-CIBIO and to students from the University of Évora (contact us by email to obtain the promotional code). When paying through a non-Portuguese EU institution you will be exempt of VAT (value added tax) if you provide the adequate VAT tax code. If you come from outside the EU you are also exempt of VAT. Should you prefer paying the registration fee via wire transfer let us know and we'll provide you with the necessary information.
If you wish to cancel your participation in this course, cancellations up to 20 days before the course start date will incur a 30% cancellation fee. For later cancellations, or non-attendance, the full course fee will be charged. In the unlikely event that the course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, accepted candidates will either be entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or the fee can be credited toward a future course. The organisation is not responsible for travel costs, or any other expenses incurred by the candidate as a result of such cancellation. Every effort will be made to avoid the cancellation of the planned course.
The course accepts a minimum of 10 students and maximum of 20 students.
The course fee includes participation in the course, provision of course material and the certificate of participation in the end of the course, as well as daily coffee breaks (offering assortment of coffees, teas, fruit juices and cookies).
There will be limited accommodation at the “Casa Morgado Esporão”. 10% discounts on announced rates will be offered to registered students. Should they wish, students can share double rooms and apartments in the house. Alternatively, there is also a wide range of accommodation options in the city centre. Once registered let us know what your preferred options for accommodation are and we’ll be more than happy to provide assistance.
About the instructor: Prof. Alexandre Diniz Filho
Full Professor in Ecology and Evolution at the Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), Brasil, and 1A Productivity Researcher of National Council for Scientific Development (CNPq) since 1994. Jose Alexandre F. Diniz Filho has a wide range of interests in statistical methods applied to macroecology, biogeography and comparative analyses. Since 2014 is member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and now coordinates a National Institute of Science and Technology (INCT) in Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation, the most prestigious funding program in Brazil, creating a research network involving more than 120 researchers from all over the world.