Systematics Seminar

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This is the home page of the UConn EEB department's Systematics Seminar (EEB 6486). This is a graduate seminar devoted to issues of interest to graduate students and faculty who make up the systematics program at the University of Connecticut.

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Meeting time and place

For the Fall 2014 semester, we are meeting in the Bamford Room (TLS 171B) Mondays 2:30-3:30pm


As the semester progresses, please feel free to add to this running list of sources of systematic error, tests for that error, methods to account for that error, and relevant literature for that error.

Systematic Error Tests for Systematic Error Programs / Methods Accounting for Systematic Error Associated Literature
Nucleotide Composition Bias Include additional taxa, RY recoding
Amino Acid Composition Bias Dayhoff recoding
Incomplete Lineage Sorting
Horizontal Gene Transfer / Hybridization / Gene Flow
Among Site Rate Heterogeneity (ASRV)
Among Lineage Rate Heterogeneity (ALRV)
Functional Convergence in Proteins / Selection
Missing Data (?)
Taxon Sampling (?)
Non-Independence of Sites
Overly Restrictive Priors
Sequencing Hardware Error

Monday, 25 August 2014

At this meeting we will discuss possible themes for this semester's seminar:

Monday, 1 September 2014

Labor Day, no meeting

Monday, 8 September 2014

For this meeting, please come with an example (or examples) of a source of systematic error in datasets, and a paper that attempts to address this source of systematic error. We will use these examples and papers as a basis for discussions in upcoming weeks.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Topic: An overview of potential systematic errors found in phylogenomic data sets

Rodriguez-Ezpeleta et al. 2007, Detecting and Overcoming Systematic Errors in Genome-Scale Phylogenies

Monday, 22 September 2014

Monday, 29 September 2014

Monday, 6 October 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014

Monday, 20 October 2014

Monday, 27 October 2014

Monday, 3 November 2014

Monday, 10 November 2014

Monday, 17 November 2014

Monday, 1 December 2014

Past Systematics Seminars