I have put up a poster for recruiting students locally (PDF here); advertising the course online will happen later (when there’s more material available).
Content from poster:
Spring 2016: Phylogenetic Methods (new course) Instructor: Brian O’Meara
EEB603, Thurs. 12:40-3:25, 3 credits
Learn how and why to:
- Build, test, and date phylogenies
- Study diversification, trait evolution, & more
- Create new methods
- Test using simulations
Modern teaching best practices:
- Flipped classroom
- Active learning
- Group and solo work
- Ongoing discussions (offline and on)
Requirements: Scientific question(s), basic familiarity with R (no need to be an expert), laptop. In class you’ll be guided in creating a GitHub account, and your homework will be public (though you could delete later).
Capacity: Registered: 16 students. Online only: ∞
Watch the course materials develop through the Fall at PhyloMeth.org.
Warning: This course will feature a substantial amount of work: it’s not just a “read a paper, discuss” course. It’s a graduate level course where failure is always an option (apologies to MythBusters).
Supported by NSF CAREER grant.