Comparative Methods and Macroevolution In R Summer Short Course

17-Jun-2010 - 21-Jun-2010

We are pleased to announce an intensive short course on using R to
comparative methods to be held in Santa Barbara on June 17-21. This
is funded by the National Science Foundation, and a number of stipends
to cover or defray travel, room, and board are available to qualified
students and post-docs. Topics covered will include an introduction to
the R programming language, tree manipulation, independent contrasts and
phylogenetic generalized least squares, ancestral state reconstruction,
models of character evolution, diversification analyses, and community
phylogenetic analysis. If you are interested please send your CV along
with a short (maximum 1 page) description of your research interests,
background, and reasons for taking the course. We especially encourage
applications from graduate students with data sets to analyze. Please
contact the co-organizers, Michael Alfaro (
and Luke Harmon with any questions.

Application deadline: May 15th.