Methods and theory of phylogenetic inference
Kelchner, Scot A. , Simmons, Mark P. .
Methods and theory of phylogenetic inference.
Modern phylogenetics can seem intimidating. As techniques proliferate and new forms (and quantities) of data become available, analytical approaches are becoming increasingly complex. In part, improved computational power and genomics are driving the search for novel ways to gather and manage data and to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of phylogenetic inference. Classic problems are being revisited with new insight and innovative approaches. This full-day colloquium concerns the frontiers of phylogenetic inference and will showcase the theory and methods that are being developed and applied by plant systematists. Speakers have been asked to clearly describe the background of each topic as well as its promises and pitfalls. Subjects will include plastid genome data, Bayesian inference, model specification, outgroup rooting, paralogy of morphological characters, and simulation studies.
1 - Colorado State University, Department of Biology, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523-1878, U.S.A.
2 - Australian National University, School of Botany and Zoology, Bldg 116, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 00200, Australia
Presentation Type: Symposium
Location: Alpine A (Snowbird Center)
Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004
Time: 8:45 AM