ForBio course: Phylogeographic methods

Time and place:
Sep 16, 2013 12:00 PM – Sep 24, 2013 05:00 PM, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

Extended deadline: first come, first serve!

Teachers: Dorothee Ehrich (University of Tromsø) and Andreas Tribsch (University of Salzburg)

Phylogeography combines phylogeny with biogeography and investigates the geographic distribution of intra- or interspecific genetic variation. In this course we will introduce the theoretical basis of phylogeography, genetic markers used, and data analysis. The main part will be a computer course in analyzing and interpreting phylogeographic data. We will start with basic analyses and introduce more advanced methods. The course is also meant to be a workshop, where it will be possible to discuss concepts, ideas and analyses, so participants are encouraged to bring their own data to analyse. Participants will also receive a number of scientific articles on the topic to study before the course.

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