TEA Talks

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 Claire Stephens
 02 6125 9492

Techniques in Evolutionary Analysis

Hosted by the Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, TEA Talks are a series of talks and short workshops that introduce a range of current methods and analytical approaches in phylogenetics, bioinformatics and macroevolution. 

The CBA developed the TEA Talks series to complement ANU's Research School of Biology's Techniques in Computational genomics (TIC) meetings.

TEA Talks are targeted at evolutionary biologists and ecologists (students and researchers) who want to improve their understanding in emerging concepts and techniques in evolutionary analysis.

Topics include: 

  • Molecular phylogenetic inference
  • Tree and network thinking
  • Macroevolutionary inferences from phylogenies
  • Spatial and biogeographic models
  • eDNA and metagenomics
  • Population genomics/adaptation
  • Trait evolution and comparative methods
  • Museum/herbarium genomics

If you are interested in presenting (or co-presenting) a TEA Talk, either by contributing to the current topic list or a new a topic suggestion, please get in touch. 

 

Past events

11
May
2018
Speaker: Jeremy Brown, Louisiana State University
If the genomic era has solidified one enduring lesson in phylogenetics, it is that genes have different stories to tell - sometimes very different stories.
01
Dec
2017
Speaker: Alan Lemmon, Florida State University
Talk 9:30-10:20am, Evolution & Ecology Seminar Room Genome-scale data have recently become the standard in phylogenetic studies.
17
Nov
2017
Speaker: Kevin Murray, Research School of Biology, ANU
Next-gen sequencing has revolutionised the way we investigate (phylo)genetic relationships.
04
Aug
2017
Speaker: Justin Borevitz, Research School of Biology
Foundation species play a role is establishing the bio-capacity of the ecosystem.
05
May
2017
Speaker: Nick Matzke, Ecology & Evolution, Research School of Biology, ANU
Species Distribution Models (SDMs) typically rely on machine-learning approaches to estimate the niche of a species, where the "niche model" is effectively a correlational model
07
Apr
2017
Speaker: Sonal Singhal, University of Michigan
This workshop will start with a short lecture introduction to population genomics (~15mins), followed by hands-on experience on how to handle and visualize population genomic da
03
Mar
2017
Speaker: Emma Sherratt & Ian Brennan, Ecology & Evolution, Research School of Biology, ANU
“Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution” was famously said by Theodosius Dobzhansky.
09
Feb
2017
Speaker: Rob Lanfear, Research School of Biology, ANU
Lots of people want to estimate phylogenies. Lots of people like their estimates, and think that they are robust. Lots of people are wrong.
02
Dec
2016
Speakers: Craig Moritz & Huw Ogilvie, Research School of Biology, ANU
Eric Stone, Centre for Genomics, Metabolomics and Bioinformatics, ANU
Systematists and macroevolutionary biologists naturally think of bifurcating trees as a natural way to investigate the evolutionary history of species, clades and assemblages.
04
Nov
2016
Speaker: Lindell Bromham, Research School of Biology, ANU
The aim of this workshop is to examine the fundamental principles of phylogenetic inference.

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