Monday, June 6, 2011

Applications for our r-workshop are still being accepted - please apply by June 15!

We are pleased to announce an intensive short course on using R to perform comparative methods to be held in Santa Barbara on July 31-Aug 5, 2011. 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. Course instructors will include Luke Harmon, Mike Alfaro, Todd Oakley, and Dan Rabosky.

If you are interested please submit your CV along with a short (maximum 1 page) description of your research interests, background, and reasons for taking the course. Admission is competitive, and the best applications come from students with data sets to analyze. International applicants are welcome. Applications should be submitted online at by 15 June 2011.

Luke Harmon and Mike Alfaro