Artbildung: von Populationsgenetik zu Phylogenetik

Course material for

"Speciation: From Population Genetics to Phylogenetics"

with Prof Dr Hanno Schäfer


Winter semester


This course will provide examples and understanding of speciation processes. The stress will be put on how understanding evolutionary genetics allows us to understand the evolution and appearance of species.


The course will consist of five parts:

1) Population genetics of recent speciation: speciation models, DM incompatibilities, data analysis of sister species

2) Phylogenetics: BEST, Maximum Parsimony, Maximum Likelihood, Bayesian Methods (with/without relaxed clock) - BEAST

3) ABC methods to analyse recent speciation

4) Network analysis

5) Analysis of selection over phylogenetic time scales (PAML)