Biosciences Seminar Series - Spring 2016
26 April 2016 - 1pm - Zoology Museum
Measuring the rate and nature of evolution
using comparative methods
In this talk I present recent work on applying comparative methods to problems in the analysis of data and modelling evolution. In the first part of the talk I discuss problems with heterogeneous data quality and the analysis of experimental data on multiple species. In the second part of the talk I look at non-Brownian evolution resulting from interactions between species during their evolution.
I highlight the use of new statistical methods that can be used to model complex evolution of traits in adaptive radiations and present examples of where these have been applied.
Hope to see many of you - everyone most welcome to attend!