Divergence Times

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Course materials by Tracy Heath on Bayesian Divergence Time Estimation (2013).


Lecture

Bayesian methods for dating species divergences: slides (2013 Bodega WS version)

Lab Practical: Divergence time estimation using BEAST

Tutorial

The detailed tutorial and data files can be found here: http://treethinkers.org/divergence-time-estimation-using-beast/

Software

Optional Tutorial: Phylodynamics of Infectious Diseases

Many students are interested in Bayesian methods for understanding epidemiology. There are some great tools for applying these methods, including BEAST2: