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

Introduction to statistical modelling

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 palaeobiology. 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.


Rachel Warnock


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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