Introduction to Systematics BIOL 428 - Spring 2016

BIOL 428: Introduction to Systematics

Spring 2014

The course's blackboard site has the syllabus and readings. This site will be used to distribute free (open) content. We'll put links from the blackboard site to that content. So there is no compelling need for you to check this site on a regular basis. Later in the semester it may be more convenient to check here rather than blackboard because all of the open content will be linked from this single page.

The other reason for posting content here is to make it easier for other people to find.

Jan. 19 lec1slides.pdf
Jan. 21 lec2slides.pdf
Jan 21
Jan 21
Jan. 26 slides for lecture 3 and 4
Jan. 28 notes on UPGMA (and we also referred to the slides used in Jan. 26)
Feb. 9 upgma_hennig_buneman.pdf continues with a worked example of UPGMA that also shows Buneman's four-point method
Feb. 11 parsimony.pdf continues work on the example used in the Buneman's four point condition to discuss parsimony and Fitch's algorithm
Feb. 16 parsimony-review.pdf and CalculatingLikelihood.pdf
Feb. 18 demos of likelihood and likelihood-on-trees.pdf
Feb. 25 slides covering bootstrapping, divergence time estimation, and alignment
Mar. 3 description of the final project
Apr 28 comparative-methods.pdf
May 3 comparative-methods-2.pdf