CPB Postdoc Workshops

  • 2020  An introduction to building mathematical models in ecology and evolution, Matthew Osmond (CPB Postdoc).  Going from an idea to a system of equations that you can then analyze is the first step in modeling but perhaps also the most mysterious.  In this workshop we'll demystify the process in 4 sessions:  1) background reading (Otto & Day Ch 2), 2) practice problems, 3) guessing equations in papers based on written descriptions, and 4) creating models of our own systems.  Model building is a creative, open-ended process, the hope is that this workshop will be valuable regardless of experience level.  November 6, 9, 16, 20, 2020.
  • 2020  CPB Graduate Student Workshop - Theme: Evolutionary Response to Environmental Variation and Change; with CPB Affiliate student speakers providing flash talks; and two guest speakers for the workshop - Dr. Megan Peterson, "Population persistence in a warming world", and Dr. John Kelly, "Predicting evolutionary change at the DNA level in natural Populations".  Workshop hosted by CPB and CPB Graduate Student Affiliates, Danielle De La Pascua, Madison Armstrong, Elena Suglia and Kelsey Lyberger - September 15 and 16, 2020.
  • 2017  CPB Synthesis Workshop on the Intersection of Natural Selection and Reproductive Isolation, Kathleen Ferris (CPB Postdoc).  Speakers included current CPB graduate student affiliates, postdocs, and faculty; along with invited guest speakers Rich Glor and Maria Servedio.  May 25 and 26, 2017. 
  • 2017  Introductory GIS Workshop in R, Kelsey Lyberger (Population Biology Graduate Student, UC Davis) - May 4, 2017. 
  • 2016  Disaster Stories: How to Embrace Failure in Science, Marjorie Weber (CPB Postdoc); featuring speakers Johanna Schmitt, Rick Karban, Sharon Strauss, Mark Schwartz, and Louie Yang - April 29, 2016.
  • 2015  Meta-analysis of Ecological and Evolutionary Data, Heather Kharaouba (CPB Postdoc) - April 2015.
  • 2015  Questions and Methods in Ecological Genetics, CPB Student-Led Mini Conference, sponsored by CPB.  Featured speakers David Lowry (Michigan State University), Jill Anderson (University of Georgia), and Neil Tsutsui (UC Berkeley) - February 18, 2015.
  • 2014  Mixed-Effects Models in R, Scott Burgess (CPB Postdoc).  April 24 and 25, 2014.
  • 2014  Phylogenetically Correct Analysis of Species Data in Ecology and Evolution, Luke Mahler (CPB Postdoc).  This workshop consisted of 3 sessions:  a lecture (which was the CPB Seminar for that week - April 2, 2014), and two tutorials (April 3 and 4, 2014). 
  • 2012  6th Bay Area Population Genomics (BAPG) Meeting; hosted by Alisa Sedghifar, Yaniv Brandvain, and Peter Ralph.  This meeting brings together graduate students, postdocs and PIs from around the Bay Area for a half-day meeting to share current research with an emphasis on graduate students and postdoc presentations, and provides an opportunity for interaction between members of a very strong community with interests in population genetics.
  • 2012 and 2011  Crash Course in R, Yaniv Brandvain (CPB Postdoc)
  • 2011  Hierarchical Modeling Workshop, sponsored by CPB, featured UC Davis speakers Richard McElreath (Dept. of Anthropology - "Hierarchical models: what and why?", and "A Bayesian approach to hierarchical modeling, using R to build our own estimator from scratch"); Parry Clarke (Dept. of Anthropology, "A maximum-likelihood approach to hierarchical modeling using R"), Andrew Latimer (Dept. of Plant Sciences - "Bayesian hierarchical models for multilevel data and simple process models", and "Implementing ), Michael Springborn (Dept. of Environmental Science & Policy, UC Davis, "Learning in a noisy environment: Adaptive management for inconvenient models" - January 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2011.
  • 2010  Building Personal Bioinformatics Data Assembly Pipelines, David Plachetzki
  • 2010  Bay Area Biosystematists Meeting for a discussion of "Recent Advancements in Methods of Species Delimitation".  Talks by CPB faculty; Bruce Rannala, Brad Shaffer, and Phil Ward; October 19, 2020.