Schedule – 2019


Mon, Jun 10
Time Activity Instructor(s)
9:00-10:00 Lecture 1.1: Introduction to the course & quantitative genetics  FHL, Steve Arnold, Joe Felsenstein
10:00-10:30 Discussion
10:30-11:15 Lecture 1.2: Molecular quantitative genomics Patrick Phillips
11:15-11:30 Discussion
11:30-12:15 Lecture 1.3: Inheritance of a single trait & response to selection Steve Arnold
12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:15 Exercise 1.1:Heritability estimation:  Parent-offspring regression in R: Arnold &Uyeda
2:15-2:30 Discussion
2:30-3:30 Lecture 1.4: Multivariate inheritance & response to selection  Steve Arnold
3:30-3:45 Discussion
3:45-4:45 Exer.1.2: Multivariate inheritance: matrix algebra in R and PCP software  Phillips & Arnold
5:00-5:15 (optional, but required for use of rowboats) Rowboat orientation, at pier Kristy Kull
Tue, Jun 11
Time Activity Instructor
9:00-9:45 Lecture 2.1: Estimation of inheritance with fixed & random effects Pat Carter
9:45-10:15 Discussion
10:15-11:00 Exercise 2.1: Using MCMCglmm in R to estimate inheritance parameters Pat Carter
11:00-11:15 Discussion
11:15-12:15 Lecture 2.2: Selection as a surface Steve Arnold
12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Exercise 2.2: Estimating a selection  surface Arnold & Simon
2:30-2:45 Discussion
2:45-3:45 Lecture 2.3: Evolution on a surface: The adaptive landscape Steve Arnold
3:45-4:30 Discussion
7:30 R workshop (optional) Marguerite Butler
Wed, Jun 12
Time Activity Instructor
9:00-10:00  Lecture 3.1: Simulating the evolution of the G-matrix  Adam Jones
10:00 -10:30 Discussion
10:30-11:30  Exercise 3.1: G-matrix stability and evolution  Jones & Arnold
11:30-12:00 Discussion
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Group photo, on knoll to right of main lab building (walk around porch)
1:30-3:30  Lecture/Exercise 3.2: Brownian motion, contrasts and comparative methods  Samantha Price and Joe Felsenstein
3:30-6:00 Lecture/Exercise 3.3: Exploring evolutionary hypotheses along trees with BM and OU models  Brian O’Meara and Marguerite Butler
Thurs, Jun 13
Time Activity Instructor
9:00-10:30 Lecture/Exercise 4.1: Long-term and short-term evolution Josef Uyeda
10:30-11:15 Lecture/Exercise 4.2: Morphometrics and phylogenies Joe Felsenstein
11:15-12:15 Lecture/Exercise 4.3: Usefulness of Brownian or OU simulation Samantha Price
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:15 Lecture 4.4: Accounting for sexual radiation with coevolutionary models & OUwie Steve Arnold
2:15-3:30 Lecture/Exercise 4.5: Measurement error, identifiability, and model adequacy Brian O’Meara
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:00 Lecture/Exercise 4.6: Making sense of your output: assessing confidence in model selection and parameters Marguerite Butler
5:00-6:00 Participant presentations James Boyko, Karl Grieshop, Maria Akopyan, and Raphaël Royauté
Fri, Jun 14
Time Activity Instructor
9:00-10:00 Lecture/Exercise 5.1: Phylogenetic natural history: data-driven and hypothesis testing frameworks  Josef Uyeda
10:00-12:00 Lecture/Exercise 5.2: Applying all of this to your data Butler, O’Meara, Price, Uyeda
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:30-3:00 Lecture/Exercise 5.3: The threshold model Joe Felsenstein (lecture) and Josef Uyeda (exercise)
3:00-4:00 Discussion: Overview of workshop topics All surviving lecturers and participants
4:00-4:30 Workshop feedback led by Steve Arnold