Book 2014

Modern Phylogenetic Comparative Methods and Their Application in Evolutionary Biology

Concepts and Practice

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ISBN: 978-3-662-43549-6 (Print) 978-3-662-43550-2 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-18

      An Introduction to the Phylogenetic Comparative Method

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      Pages 19-48

      Working with the Tree of Life in Comparative Studies: How to Build and Tailor Phylogenies to Interspecific Datasets

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      Pages 49-76

      An Introduction to Supertree Construction (and Partitioned Phylogenetic Analyses) with a View Toward the Distinction Between Gene Trees and Species Trees

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      Pages 77-103

      Graphical Methods for Visualizing Comparative Data on Phylogenies

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      Pages 105-130

      A Primer on Phylogenetic Generalised Least Squares

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      Pages 131-153

      Statistical Issues and Assumptions of Phylogenetic Generalized Least Squares

  3. Handling Phylogenies in Different Statistical Designs

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      Pages 155-155

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      Pages 157-199

      Uncertainties Due to Within-Species Variation in Comparative Studies: Measurement Errors and Statistical Weights

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      Pages 201-229

      An Introduction to Phylogenetic Path Analysis

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      Pages 231-261

      Phylogenetic Regression for Binary Dependent Variables

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      Pages 263-286

      Keeping Yourself Updated: Bayesian Approaches in Phylogenetic Comparative Methods with a Focus on Markov Chain Models of Discrete Character Evolution

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      Pages 287-303

      General Quantitative Genetic Methods for Comparative Biology

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      Pages 305-331

      Multimodel-Inference in Comparative Analyses

  4. Specific Models for Studying Evolutionary Mechanisms

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      Pages 333-333

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      Pages 335-350

      Simulation of Phylogenetic Data

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      Pages 351-379

      Use and Misuse of Comparative Methods in the Study of Adaptation

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      Pages 381-393

      Modelling Stabilizing Selection: The Attraction of Ornstein–Uhlenbeck Models

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      Pages 395-408

      Hidden Markov Models for Studying the Evolution of Binary Morphological Characters

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      Pages 409-424

      Detecting Phenotypic Selection by Approximate Bayesian Computation in Phylogenetic Comparative Methods

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      Pages 425-450

      Phylogenetic Comparative Methods for Studying Clade-Wide Convergence

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      Pages 451-464

      Metrics and Models of Community Phylogenetics

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      Pages 465-480

      Event-Based Cophylogenetic Comparative Analysis

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