New Method For Visualizing Trait Evolution On A Tree

Phylogenetic comparative methods whiz Liam Revell has developed a new method to visualize character evolution of continuous traits on a phylogeny. The program is cool and worth checking out on his Phytools blog, but the important point is that he illustrates the method by reconstructing size evolution in Greater Antillean anoles.

About Jonathan Losos

Professor and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. I've spent my entire professional career studying anoles and have discovered that the more I learn about anoles, the more I realize I don't know.

2 thoughts on “New Method For Visualizing Trait Evolution On A Tree

    1. Anthony. Cool. I had not seen TreeGradients, but I wondered if there might be other similar tools out there. Thanks for the heads up. phytools can also take a set of stochastic character mapped trees & plot the posterior density from the mappings (function densityMap; e.g., 1, 2). – Liam

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