Monday, October 3, 2011
New paper on ABC comparative method
A new paper by Graham Slater and colleagues has just come out "Online Accepted" in Evolution. A direct link to the paper is here. In this article, the authors present a new method in which Approximate Bayesian Computation is used to simultaneously estimate diversification rates & rates of phenotypic evolution in an incompletely sampled tree. Incidentally, I am a (minor) co-author on this article (my contribution was to write some computer code in C that was used in early versions of the software). Check it out.