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Mike Steel’s 2016 predictions


@mathmomike has posted his 2016 predictions:

  1. Improved methods for using phylogenies to study processes on trees (including the evolution of morphological and continuous characters).
  • Development of techniques for updating/refining/enlarging existing phylogenies as new data are added.
  • Development of phylogenetic methods based on models that allow site-specific rates and processes that change across a tree.
  • Statistical methods for generating random phylogenetic networks and inferring networks based on the trees they display.
  • Improved techniques for posterior estimation of large trees, and further development of invariant-based phylogeny reconstruction methods.

You can see a discussion of his 2011 predictions here.