Grad Core Phylogenetics 2014

UTK EEB requires new graduate students to take an intensive team-taught course covering ecology and evolution. I present the phylogenetics portion (tree creation and tree use). Note the anonymous feedback form: Suggest changes while it can still help you in class. Fall 2014: This year I am teaching the entire phylogenetics portion. Here is the…

Grad Core Phylogenetics 2013

Fall 2013: This year I co-taught the entire phylogenetics portion (tree building and tree using) with NIMBioS postdoc Jeremy Beaulieu. My slides (451 slides in total): Keynote (206 MB), PDF (61.1 MB) The YouTube channel with lectures from this class is here .

Grad Core Phylogenetics 2012

Syllabus Fall 2012: Day 1 Topics: Why phylo? Continuous time Markov Chain finite state space Doing this in Geiger: get exercise Discrete.R Slides (PDF) Day 2 Topics: In class review quiz Central limit theorem CLT.R Brownian motion, Ornstein Uhlenbeck, Independent Contrasts Slides (PDF) Day 3 Topics: In class review quiz Likelihood vs Bayes redux Model…

Grad Core Phylogenetics 2011

Syllabus Fall 2011: Day 1 Topics: Speciation Hybridization Slides: PDF. For homework, due by start of class Monday, do steps 1-15 of this tutorial. Day 2 Topics: What trees are used for history of life + cool discoveries about topology tree terminology clades (dinos birds, reptiles, fish) sister groups, crown/stem, etc. rank and its importance…

Grad Core Phylogenetics 2010

Syllabus Fall 2010: Day 1 Topics: What trees are used for history of life + cool discoveries about topology Tree terminology clades (dinos birds, reptiles, fish) sister groups, crown/stem, etc. rank and its importance homology Slides: pdf, keynote, mov (QuickTime movie) R assignment: By the start of class Wednesday, please: 1) Install R on a…

Grad Core Phylogenetics 2009

Syllabus Fall 2009: Day 1 (W. Sept. 30, 50 minutes) Lecture1.pdf Readings: Gregory 2008, Crisp and Cook 2005 Topics: What trees are used for history of life + cool discoveries about topology Tree terminology clades (dinos birds, reptiles, fish) sister groups, crown/stem, etc. rank and its importance homology Day 2 (F. Oct. 2, 50 minutes)…