Bayesian phylogenetics and macroevolution in RevBayes

RevBayes provides an interactive environment for statistical computation in phylogenetics. It is primarily intended for modelling, simulation, and Bayesian inference in evolutionary biology, particularly phylogenetics. However, the environment is quite general and can be useful for many complex modelling tasks.

Workshop presenter Tracy Heath, is part of the RevBayes core development team.

The program can also be shaped by participant interests - a list of RevBayes tutorials can be found here. If you are interested in the workshop, please submit an expression of interest (EOI) by 22 Feb, 2019.

Workshop materials and updates are available here. This page also has a list of recommended papers for reading and links to four phyloseminar lectures by Paul Lewis.

Participants will need to bring their laptops with RevBayes v1.0.10TracerFigTree and a simple text editor (such as Sublime Text, NotePad++, TextWrangler, BBEdit, vim, or emacs) installed. 

Schedule

Day

Time

Topic

Tuesday

09:30

Lecture: Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling for Phylogenetic Inference using RevBayes

 

10:30

Morning Tea

 

11:00

Lecture: Introduction to Bayesian Inference and MCMC

 

12:00

Lunch

 

13:30

Resources for using RevBayes

 

14:00

Tutorial: Phylogenetic Inference using RevBayes

 

15:30

Afternoon Tea

 

16:00

Tutorial: Phylogenetic Inference using RevBayes, continued

Wednesday

09:30

Lecture: Bayesian Divergence-Time Estimation

 

10:30

Morning Tea

 

11:30

Lab: Estimating Trees and Divergence Times

 

12:30

Lunch

 

14:00

Lecture: Historical Biogeography

 

14:30

Tutorial: Historical Biogeography

 

15:30

Afternoon Tea

 

16:00

Tutorial: Biogeography with Epoch Models

Thursday

09:30

Lecture: Modeling Branch-Heterogeneous Processes

 

10:30

Morning Tea

 

11:00

Tutorial: Inference Under a Branch-specific Substitution Model

 

12:30

Lunch

 

14:00

Discussion and Open Lab

 

15:30

Afternoon Tea

 

16:00

Discussion and Open Lab, continued

Registration will close 18 March 2019. 

Places are limited. The cost will be $45* to cover catering for morning and afternoon teas. Lunch will not provided however there are several small kitchens with fridges/microwaves near the workshop room, or the Little Pickle cafe in the Robertson Building and new Kambri precinct nearby.

The workshop will be held in the Evolution Brainstorming Lab C201, Level 2, Robertson Building, 46 Sullivans Creek Road, ANU. From the front automatic glass doors (the Little Pickle cafe will be on your right), head up the right hand ramp to the second floor and take the first corridor to your right. The workshop room is about half way down this corridor. Information on parking at ANU can be found here and a visitor parking map here.
 
*ANU participants please note: We have been advised by ANU Finance that ANU staff and students should not pay for ANU activities (which includes CBA events) using an ANU Purchase Card - you will need to request a journal transfer. Please use the Promotional Code 'ANU' at checkout (this will allow you to register without a credit card) and then email CoS Finance (or your relevant college Finance team) and ask them to do a journal transfer for your registration costs ($45) to the CBA's account (S415100201) from your chosen account.
 

Date & time

9.30am 26 March – 5pm 28 March 2019

Location

Evolution Brainstorming Lab C201, Robertson Bldg, ANU

Speakers

Tracy Heath, Iowa State University

Event series

Contacts

 Claire Stephens

Updated:  21 August 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  Coordinator