Historical biogeography = cladistic biogeography

John Grehan jrg13 at PSU.EDU
Mon Nov 20 10:18:07 CST 2000

It seems that in the Orwellian world of the Danish Botanical Institute
cladistic biogeography now consititutes the entirety of "historical
bigoeography". Hopefully the students will have the ability and willpower
to read beyond the narrow confines of the course mandate!

John Grehan

>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 bot.ku.dk) or
>Nikolaj Scharff, Zoologisk Museum, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen
>Ø  (Fax: +45 35 32 10 10, E-mail: nscharff at zmuc.ku.dk
>Please register through the application form found at our homepage:
>Deadline for application is 15 January 2001

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