Course Timetable

Day   9:00-10:30   11:00-12:30 Lunch 2:00-3:30   4:00-5:30 Evening
    Lecture   Exercise   Lecture   Exercise  
Monday 1     Welcome and course overview (GC/KGJ/RDMP)   Introduction to trees and their terminology (RDMP)   Classification (RDMP)  
Tuesday 2 Phylogenetic data (RDMP)   Finding data on the Internet (RDMP)   Tree building methods (RDMP)   Tree building and character analysis (RDMP)  
Wednesday 3 Tree building: Theory and practice with PAUP* (DLS)   Tree building: Theory and practice with PAUP* (DLS)   Tree building: Theory and practice with PAUP* (DLS)   Tree building: Theory and practice with PAUP* (DLS)  
Thursday 4 Tree comparison and consensus (RDMP)   Tree comparison and consensus (RDMP)   Incongruence (RDMP)   Incongruence (RDMP)  
Friday 5 Molecules, morphology, and mammalian phylogeny (RDMP)   Molecules, morphology, and mammalian phylogeny (RDMP)   Review of first week   Participants data sets  
Saturday 6 Travel to field station   Participant presentations (Provided by Field Station) Participant presentations   Participant presentations Barbecue at Field Station, then staying overnight
Sunday 7 Return to Glasgow              
Monday 8 Gene trees and species trees (RDMP)   Gene trees and species trees (RDMP)   Spectral analysis (MAC)   Spectral analysis (MAC) Dr Paul Sereno: "Hunting for dinosaurs in the Sahara," 5:30, Geology Lecture Theatre
Tuesday 9 Host-parasite coevolution (RDMP)   Host-parasite coevolution (RDMP)   Maximum likelihood (NG)   Maximum likelihood (NG)  
Wednesday 10 Comparative method (AP)   Comparative method (AP)   Comparative method (AP)   Comparative method (AP)  
Thursday 11 Biogeography (RDMP)   Biogeography (RDMP)   Fossils and phylogeny (KGJ)   Fossils and phylogeny (KGJ)  
Friday 12 Molecular evolution and biogeography (JS)   Integrating phylogeny, biogeography, and stratigraphy (RDMP)          
Course Instructors
MACMichael Charleston
GCGordon Curry
NGNick Goldman
KGJKen Johnson
RDMPRod Page
APAndy Purvis
JSJonathan Sheps
DLSDavid Swofford


Last Updated on 28/08/97
By Roderic D. M. Page
Email: r.page@bio.gla.ac.uk