User:Felsenst

From MolEvol

This is the page of Joe Felsenstein, lecturer in the Workshop.

Taken at my son's 2011 high school graduation

Here is a link to my own web page.

2016 onwards

I have not been able to attend the workshop after 2015. Someone else should lead the Amphioxus Song!

2015

I gave two lectures on Saturday, July 25th.

1. A lecture on phylogenetics and quantitative characters. (PDF of the lecture slides), Audio recordings: WMA format, MP3 format

2. A lecture on the history of numerical work on phylogenies. (PDF of the lecture slides), Audio recordings: WMA format, MP3 format

I also led us in singing The Amphioxus Song, the official course song. Here is a Youtube video of that performance.

I was available in the course Friday and Saturday, and was able to talk to some people. I left Sunday early afternoon.


2014

I gave two lectures on Saturday, 2 August 2014, one on phylogenetics and quantitative characters, and one on the history of numerical work on phylogenies. Most importantly, after the lobster dinner on Thursday, I led us in singing The Amphioxus Song, the official course song. That depended on my plane arriving early enough at Logan Airport to allow me to catch the right buses to get there, as I was arriving that evening. (They held a lobster, butter sauce, a sausage, a corn cob, and some strawberry shortcake for me). Thanks to Emily McTavish for saving the food, and to Mitch Sogin for driving me from the Sagamore Park and Ride.

I was available in the course Friday and Saturday, and was pleased to talk to many people. I left early Sunday, as I needed to co-lead the Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics tutorial at NIMBioS in Knoxville, Tennessee all the following week.

earlier years

My 2013 performance of the Amphioxus song is recorded for posterity here.

I have been lecturing in this course since its first year, 1988. This included the hurricane year of 1991. I was supposed to arrive on the evening that Hurricane Bob hit Woods Hole. When I did not show up, people worried that I had been washed away (I was actually safe, but bored, at O'Hare International Airport, as my flight to Boston was held because of the hurricane). I have lectured in this course every year since 1988, except for 1996, 1998, 2008, and 2010.