Ph. D.-course

Ole Seberg OLES at BOT.KU.DK
Mon Nov 20 12:32:18 CST 2000

Ph. D. course in 

Phylogenetic systematics and historical biogeography

The aim of the course is to teach Ph.D. students the theory and methodology
of phylogenetic systematics (cladistics) and historical biogeography. The
following subjects will be covered:
*       Cladistic theory 

*       Character coding

*       Tree building techniques

*       Trees statistics and tree support

*       Ecological phylogenetics/Character tracing and character
*       manipulation

*       Handling of molecular data 

*       Cladistic biogeography 

Various tree building programmes (e.g., Hennig86, PeeWee, NONA, POY, PAUP*,
and TNT), programmes for manipulating data and trees (e.g., MacClade and
Winclada), and biogeographical analysis (e.g., COMPONENT, DIVA) will be
demonstrated and used. Lectures will alternate with practical exercises. 

The course is preferentially for Ph.D. students; hence, biological knowledge
corresponding to a M.Sc. is required.
However, if fewer than 20 Ph.D. students apply, M.Sc. students will also be

Prior knowledge of phylogenetics corresponding to e.g., Schuh, T. 2000.
Biological Systematics. Principles and Applications (Cornell University
Press), is essential. 

There is a tuition fee of 2,500 D.Kr. (340 Euro), for Ph.D.-students not
matriculated at a Danish University.   

The course will take place from 19 February - 2 March 2001 at the Botanical
Institute, Botanical Laboratory, Gothersgade 140, DK-1123 Copenhagen K 

Teachers are Nils M. Andersen, Henrik Enghoff, Rudolf Meier and Nikolaj
Scharff (all from the Zoological Museum), and Gitte Petersen, Finn N.
Rasmussen, and Ole Seberg  (all from the Botanical Institute). 

Please note that you must arrange your own accommodation.

For further information contact Ole Seberg, Botanical Institute, Gothersgade
140, DK-1123, Copenhagen K (Fax: +45 33 13 91 04, E-mail: oles at or
Nikolaj Scharff, Zoologisk Museum, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen
Ø  (Fax: +45 35 32 10 10, E-mail: nscharff at 

Please register through the application form found at our homepage:
Deadline for application is 15 January 2001

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