TEA Talks

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 Claire Stephens

Techniques in Evolutionary Analysis

The CBA's monthly 'TEA Talks' are a series of short workshops that introduce a range of current methods and analytical approaches in phylogenetics, bioinformatics and macroevolution.

Hosted by the Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, TEA Talks are typically held over lunch on the first Friday of each month.

* Please note we are having a break after May's TEA Talk and will return in August in Semester 2.

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

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. 

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

We appreciate you taking the time to register (it's free) as it gives us an idea of who’s attending our TEA Talks, and the presenters some background on their audience.

 

Past events

04
Aug
2017
Speaker: Prof 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
Sonal's workshop slides can be downloaded from here, an
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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