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Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and their Application in Evolutionary Biology

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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.

 

Overview:

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

http://www.mpcm-evolution.org/conference/

 

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

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