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Center for Population Biology (CPB)

Pop Bio Cohort Olympics: 2007 - 2010. (S. Macey)


Upcoming Workshops


  • CPB Postdoctoral Fellow Heather Kharouba taught a workshop on the Meta-analysis of Ecological and Evolutionary Data. Over the years an unprecedented wealth of ecological and evolutionary data has accumulated - and still is accumulating. Meta-analytical approaches provide a way to make quantitative generalizations across all this data and allow us to rigorously test long standing theories and synthesize ecological and evolutionary knowledge. This workshop was aimed at graduate students and postdocs but anyone was welcome to attend. It covered the steps involved in doing a meta-analysis, the current best-practices, common issues, limitations and tips for data compilation, analysis and presentation. Heather also briefly touched on different statistical models and approaches. The format was lecture based, but there was time for work (and feedback) on independent projects. (April 28-30, 2015)
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory Phylogenetics Workshop: (March 7-15, 2015)
  • CPB student Mini-Conference: Questions and Methods in Ecological Genetics. Invited speakers: Jill Anderson (U. South Carolina) and David Lowry (Michigan State U.) (February 17-19, 2015)
  • UC Davis hosts Bay Area Population Genomics meeting (December 2014)
  • Annual CPB graduate student symposium (November 2014)
  • Annual CPB graduate student symposium (November 2013)
  • Bodega Phylogenetics Workshop (March 2013)
  • Data Archiving (March 2011)
  • Bodega Phylogenetic Workshop (March 2011)
  • Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology: A practical introduction to understanding and using hierarchical models. Through two lectures and three hands-on computer labs with the ecological data, this workshop introduced participants to hierarchical models.(January 2011)
  • Bay Area Biosystematists: Discussion of species delimitation methods. UC Davis guest speakers: Drs. Bruce Rannala, H. Bradley Shaffer, and Phil Ward (October 2010)
  • Using Phylogenies in Ecological and Evolutionary Research. Presented by Drs. Samantha Price and Roi Holzman, UC Davis (May 2010)
  • Genomics and Genetics in Non-Model Organisms. Guest speakers: Katie Peichel, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and John Willis, Duke University (April 2010)
  • Data Procurement and Assembly through Tree Building (Linux from the ground up) (February 2010)
  • Metabolic Theory of Ecology. Guest speakers: James H. Borwn, University of New Mexico; and Susan Harrison, UC Davis (May 2008)
  • Coevolution Workshop. Guest speakers: Joel Sachs, UC Riverside; Scott Nuismer, University of Idaho; Mark Rausher, Duke University; and Monica Medina, UC Merced (April 2008)
  • Paleontology and Its Relevance to Neontological Research. Guest speakers: Conrad Labandeira, Smithsonian; Geerat Vermeij, UC Davis; David Jacobs, UC Los Angeles; and Todd Oakley, UC Santa Barbara (April 2007)
  • Dr. Tony Ives, University of Wisconsin-Madison (January 2006)
  • Dr. Ruth Shaw, University of Minnesota (April 2005)
  • Dr. Ray Calloway, University of Montana, and Jerry Coyne, University of Chicago (January 2005)

CPB Postdoc Workshops

  • 2015 Meta-analysis of Ecological and Evolutionary Data, Heather Kharaouba
  • 2014 Linear mixed effects models in R, Scott Burgess
  • 2013 Phylogenetically correct analysis of species data in ecology and evolution, Luke Mahler
  • 2012 and 2011 Crash course in R, Yaniv Brandvain
  • 2010 Building personal bioinformatics data assembly pipelines, David Plachetzki