Introduction to Statistical Modelling
A posterior probability distribution in phylogenetic analysis (Fig. 7.2 in Ronquist et al. 2011)

Introduction to Statistical Modelling

Module: Models in paleobiology and phylogenetics (CE-V3)

This course will provide an introduction to statistical modelling and Bayesian inference. Through a combination of lectures and practical exercises, students will learn how to construct and apply model-based approaches to problems in paleobiology. Students will learn how to simulate data and perform inference using biologically and geologically informed models, as well as how explore the fit and limitations of existing models.

Lead instructor

Rachel Warnock


Lecture once week for 2 hours.


2.5 ECTS


Regular course


5 page written report based on a personal project.

The course is taught together with Phylogenetics.

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