Comparative Methods and Macroevolution In R Summer Short Course

Date17-Jun-2010 ~ 21-Jun-2010
SummaryWe are pleased to announce an intensive short course on using R to perform comparative methods to be held in Santa Barbara on June 17-21. This course 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.