We are very excited to announce the Oak Spring eFLOWER Summer School to be held at the Oak Spring Garden Foundation in Upperville, Virginia (USA) from 18 to 27 September 2018!
The goal of the Summer School is to deliver high-quality training in the modern comparative methods used to study plant macroevolution. While the methods are general and applicable to any group of organisms, all of our empirical datasets will be drawn from our recent work on flowering plants. A unique feature of this School will be that the students themselves will participate in the creation of the datasets (floral traits and fossil calibrations) in our collaborative database PROTEUS, thereby gaining hands-on experience of the problems and questions associated with compiling data and building real-life datasets for comparative analyses. In doing so, we hope to further promote the rapidly evolving field of macroevolution among graduate students in plant sciences, while also conveying our experience in building high-quality datasets.
For all details, see our website: www.eflower.org
The Oak Spring eFLOWER Summer School is sponsored by the Oak Spring Garden Foundation (OGSF) and the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB).