Shedding light on the ‘dark side’ of phylogenetic comparative methods

Cooper, N., Thomas, G.H. and FitzJohn, R.G. (2016) Shedding light on the ‘dark side’ of phylogenetic comparative methods. In: Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 5th Anniversary Symposium of Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 22/04/2015, London, UK / Calgary, Canada. Wiley , pp. 693-699.


  • Cooper, N.
  • Thomas, G.H.
  • FitzJohn, R.G.
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Keywords: assumption; bias; caveat; Ornstein–Uhlenbeck; PCM; phylogenetic independent contrasts; trait-dependent diversification
  • Accepted: 18 December 2015
  • Published (online): 13 June 2016
  • Published: June 2016
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > School of Biosciences (Sheffield) > Department of Animal and Plant Sciences (Sheffield)
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