Sequences

Nucleotide and amino acid sequences and their evolution, including models of molecular evolution and sequencing errors.

Software

Software release announcements and discussion.

Topology

The theory and practice of tree and network topology estimation, including inferring statistical support for clades, gene-tree species-tree discordance, as well as coalescent and birth-death processes.

Troubleshooting

Having trouble designing or running an analysis? This is the category for you.

Positions

Announcements of open positions at all levels. If this starts getting too crowded, we will split it off by type of position.

phyloinformatics

Interoperability, reproducibility, sharing, and reuse of phylogenetic data and software.

Events

Event announcements interest to the phylogenetics community: workshops, meetings, and grants.

Meta

Discussion about this forum, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.

Homology

Discussion about what is appropriate to compare to what, including sequence alignment, morphometric comparison, as well as tests for recombination and paralogy.

Dates

Phylogenetic inference that includes a temporal component: rate estimation, fossils, and tip-dated trees for measurably evolving populations.

Traits

Trait evolution theory and practice, including macroevolution and phylogeography.

Taxa

Theory and methods for taxonomic definitions, including taxonomic hierarchies, species concepts, and species delimitation.

Practicalities

Discussion of practical aspects of pre- and post-processing phylogenetic trees, such as obtaining data, reformatting data, and tree visualization.