Dr. Michael LandisInstitution:
Washington University in St. Louis | Assistant Professor, Department of BiologySeminar date:
Monday, May 23, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00Location:
Historical biogeography increasingly depends on probabilistic phylogenetic models to reconstruct where ancestral species once lived. Standard approaches, however, rely almost solely on information about the present to reconstruct the past. More complex phylogenetic models that integrate paleogeographical, paleoenvironmental, and paleontological data promise to improve historical evolutionary inferences. This talk will feature analyses on plant radiations to illustrate how new evolutionary models that are designed to incorporate paleodata generate more realistic biogeographic and phylogenetic reconstructions.
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