The annual Bodega Bay workshop in applied phylogenetics kicked off last weekend. Participants have already heard Mike Sanderson's take on the State of the (Phylogenetics) Union, learned about Bayesian phylogenetic inference from John Huelsenbeck and Jeremy Brown, and run tutorials on the use of programs BEST, RAxML, R, and BEAST. Don't worry if you couldn't be here in person - lecture material and tutorials are being posted at the Bodega Phylogenetics Wiki! The next few days will feature lectures on comparative methods, morphological evolution, phylogenomics, diversification rates, and community phylogenetics (see the complete schedule). Photo captions: John Huelsenbeck introducing students to programming, Peter Wainwright organizes group projects, students learn about maximum likelihood with 10-sided die.
Dechronization is authored by evolutionary biologists interested in the development and application of methods for estimating phylogeny and making phylogeny-based inferences. The goal of the blog is to provide a forum for discussion of the latest research and methods, while also providing anecdotes, tidbits of natural history, and other related information.