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Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and their Application in Evolutionary Biology

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#1 Melanie Colón

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 07:28 PM

We are pleased to announce the upcoming conference entitled “Modern
Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and their Application in Evolutionary
Biology”, which will take place in Seville (Spain) from the 11th-15th
November 2014.

Phylogenetic comparative methods are now widely used in very
diverse fields of evolutionary biology to make robust inferences
from interspecific data and phylogenies. Currently, we witness a
rapid flourishing of the phylogenetic toolbox allowing researchers to
tackle diverse questions concerning the evolution of species and their
traits. The conference aims at providing a bouquet of overviews on the
most recent developments by the most prominent experts of the comparative
methodology, and also at attracting a wide range of contributions
from different fields of evolutionary biology to demonstrate how the
phylogenetic comparative approach can be used to address an ample array
of biological questions in different taxa.

The preliminary list of invited speakers:
Joe Felsenstein - University of Washington, USA (to be confirmed)
Robert P. Freckleton -University of Sheffield, UK
Thomas F. Hansen - University of Oslo, Norway
Anthony R. Ives - University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Emília Martins - Indiana University, USA
Charles L. Nunn - Duke University, USA
Emmanuel Paradis - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France
Liam Revell - University of Massachusetts, USA

We welcome proposals for talks and posters on any aspect of the
application of the phylogenetic comparative methodology that is relevant
for making evolutionary inferences. The deadline for applications is
the 1st of September.

Beside the scientific program, we also organise social events to obtain
a unique cultural experience from Andalusia.

For more info on the conference and how to apply please go to

We look forward to seeing you in Seville!

the organising committee:
László Zsolt Garamszegi - Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC, Spain
Alejandro Gonzalez Voyer - Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC, Spain
Carles Vilà - Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC, Spain
Juan Arroyo - University of Seville, Spain

László Zsolt Garamszegi
Department of Evolutionary Ecology
Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC
c/ Americo Vespucio, s/n
41092, Seville, Spain
Tel: (+34) 954 232 340 - (+34) 954466700 ext. 1111
Fax: (+34) 954 621 125
E-mail: laszlo.garamszegi@ebd.csic.es

Laszlo Zsolt Garamszegi <laszlo.garamszegi@ebd.csic.es>

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