Online Course – 1st Edition
Introduction to Geographic Analyses of Biodiversity
May 24th-28th, 2021
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In this course instructors will introduce different conceptual biological reasons why it might be interesting to examine biodiversity data in a geographic context, focusing on the relationships between species richness, trait similarity and phylogeny, as well as patterns of turnover in those relationships. In this overview, they will discuss what these can reveal about patterns of community assembly, in situ diversification vs immigration, as well as the potential connections between these patterns and environmental/climatic/elevational gradients.
In this workshop, instructors will cover how to obtain the various types of data (geographic, environmental/climatic and elevation; morphological and phylogenetic), how to work with them in R, the metrics of diversity, and how to map them for purposes of visualization and how to conduct the statistical analyses, taking geography into account.
This workshop is primarily intended for (but is not exclusive to) graduate students and postdocs with a degree in biological sciences.
The instructors will supply datasets but participants are encouraged to bring (or download) geographic information, phylogeny and morphological data.
Some familiarity with R is strongly recommended (and will be needed to follow the workshop).
Participants must have a personal computer (Windows, Mac, Linux). The use of a webcam and headphones is strongly recommended, and a good internet connection.
May 24th-28th, 2021
Online live sessions from Monday to Friday from 15:00 to 17:00 and from 19:00 to 21:00 (Madrid time zone).
Participants are expected to work on exercises between the live sessions each day.
This course is equivalent to 1 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.
The recognition of ECTS by other institutions depends on each university or school.
Places are limited to 18 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.
Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.
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Introduction to ecoPhyloMapper
Sources and types of data
Producing an ecoPhyloMapper object
Working with phylogenies
Working with shape data: An introduction to geometric morphometrics
Statistical analysis (SARS models)
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Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the Course Fee. We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
5 % Discount
Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.
20 % Discount
20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Ambassador Institutions). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).
40 % Discount
Unemployed scientists living in Spain may benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you would like to enquire about this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict registration order.