The contributions of Joseph Felsenstein to the theory and practice of phylogenetic inference are well known. Felsenstein advanced the use of likelihood. Joe Felsenstein has had more positive influence on the statistical revolution of phylogenetics than any other researcher in the field. For that. Joseph Felsenstein, Inferring Phylogenies, Sinauer Assoc., , pp. xx + This is an important and very useful book that should be of interest to many.

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pphylogenies Robert Heckendorn rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Account Options Sign in. Gregg rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Distance matrix methods Yet no book has summarized this work until now. Isabelle rated it really liked it Aug 28, It was with this in mind that I finally got my hands on his long-awaited book, Inferring Phylogenies.

For that reason, many biologists view him as the father of statistical phylogenetics. A potential complaint of human geneticists will be the lack of interesting examples. How many trees are there?

Felsenstein advanced the use of likelihood methods in phylogenetic inference and wrote one of the most widely used software tools for inferring phylogenies, PHYLIP. Charlie rated it did not like it Nov 16, It assume a lot of prior knowledge that disbars it from all but a specialised audience, this is not for the general biologist or even the molecular biologist who might be interested in phylogenetics – it is aim firmly at bioinformaticians with a strong background in statistics and probability this includes the application of calculus and matrix algebra to equations exploring likelihood etc.


Monday – Friday, 8: Nathanael Herrera rated it liked it Jan 08, Guinevere Jones rated it really liked it Jan 22, Quartets of species Yue Zhang rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Skip to main content. Ojseph to Book Page. User Review – Flag as inappropriate I am an evolutionary biologist working mostly iferring the phy,ogenies of molecular phylogenetics and this book has taught me almost everything I know.

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There are not enough worked examples in the text to clarify the endless equations presented. Bootstrap, jackknife, and permutation tests For ‘old hands,’ it provides a wealth of background and commentary. His work has ranged from theoretical evolutionary genetics to statistical methods for inferring phylogenies.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. David Sivak rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Biogeography, koseph, and parasites His current research interests include the development of coalescent-based Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods of computing likelihoods for models of evolution within species, and development of statistical methods for inferences about quantitative characters within and between species.

Over inferriing years ago Crow and Kimura produced what has become the cornerstone of theoretical population genetics. Inferring Phylogenies does just that in a single, compact volume.


Inferring Phylogenies

Statistical properties of parsimony Yet no book has summarized this work until now. Consensus trees and distances between trees This volume is an outstanding achievement. Goodreads helps you phulogenies track of books you want to read. It will be a long time before there will be a comparable book; perhaps the field is now growing too fast for there to ever be one. Joe Felsenstein is Professor in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he has phylogeniew for more than thirty years.

Karen Siu-ting rated it really liked it Oct 21, No eBook available Amazon. Yet no book had summarized The power of this volume lies in its unique combination of an accessible style with undoubted intellectual authority.

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Want to Read saving…. Although the book does not offer much help in the logistics of data analysis, it does constitute a well-organized resource that will inform study design and allow the critical interpretation of studies that have already been done. Inferring Phylogenies is quite simply an instant classic.