Monday, October 20, 2014

A trip back in time.

I know we don't meet for two weeks but I thought I would go ahead and get the link posted.

Come prepared to share your favorite dinosaur. :-)
Mine - Ankylosaurus (means "fused lizard")

 Here's the link to the paper:


Monday, 27 October

Due to quite a number of us having to attend other meetings, we are canceling class this week.  We will reconvene on Nov. 3 and Cody will post a paper soon. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Further reading

Here is the Gatesy & Springer MPE paper I mentioned in class.


Discussion paper for 10/20

Here is the paper we will be discussing on 10/20- Phylogenetic analysis of beak and feather disease virus across a host ring-species complex


Monday, October 6, 2014

Papers for Oct. 13

Hi all,

For next week there are 3 papers to read, but they're all short. The first is from 2013 on the Origin of land plants using the multispecies coalescent model, followed by a critical response and then a followup by the original authors (listed in order below).

Zhong et al 2013. Origin of land plants using the multispecies coalescent model

Springer & Gatesy 2014. Land plant origins and coalescence confusion

Zhong et al 2014. The multispecies coalescent model and land plant origins: a reply to Springer and Gatesy

See you next week!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Paper for October 6

Hi everyone,

I've attached the paper for next week.  This particular paper is a bit methods heavy, but I thought it appropriate because the issues it addresses (rate heterogeneity, short branch lengths) are applicable to a wide range of datasets.  The diversification story is really cool too, so I'll give a bit more background on Monday than the paper covers.  Here's the link:


Sunday, September 28, 2014

I won't be in class tomorrow

Hi Everyone,

Sorry, but I won't be in Phylogenetics class tomorrow.  iDigBio is hosting a Data Carpentry workshop, and I'm giving an opening talk.  I don't expect to be done and able to get back to Bartram/Carr in time.

The paper looks good, though, so don't leave Nate hanging!