The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Tutorial, “Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics,” to be held August 10-15, 2015, at NIMBioS.

*Objectives: *Quantitative genetic theory has been applied to a wide range of phenomena including the evolution of differences between the sexes, sexual preferences, life history traits, plasticity of traits, as well as the evolution of body size and other morphological measurements. This tutorial is for evolutionary biologists interested in how quantitative genetics theory can be tested with data, both from single species and with multiple-species phylogenies. Participants – graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty – will learn how to use R to build and test evolutionary models. There is a need for evolutionary biologists to understand the field of evolutionary quantitative genetics because of the ability to collect large amounts of data by computer, the development of statistical methods for changes of traits on evolutionary trees and for changes in a single species through time, and the realization that quantitative characters will not soon be fully explained by genomics.

The content of this tutorial will be similar to the workshop held at NIMBioS in 2014. For information about the Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics 2014 tutorial held at NIMBioS, visit

*Location: *NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

*Co-Organizers: *Stevan J. Arnold, Integrative Biology, Oregon State Univ. and Joe Felsenstein, Genome Sciences, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

*Instructors: *Patrick Carter, Evolutionary Physiology, Washington State Univ., Pullman; Tyler Hether, Biological Sciences, Univ. of Idaho, Moscow; Adam Jones, Biology, Texas A&M Univ.; Emilia Martins, Biology, Indiana Univ., Bloomington; Brian O’Meara, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of Tennessee; Liam Revell, Biology, Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston; and Michael Whitlock, Zoology, Univ. of British Columbia

*Co-Sponsor:* The American Society of Naturalists

For more information about the tutorial and a link to the online application form, go to

There are no fees associated with this tutorial. Tutorial participation in the tutorial is by application only. Individuals with a strong interest in the topic, including post-docs and graduate students, are encouraged to apply, and successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of the application deadline.

*Food and Lodging: *Breakfast and lunch will be provided at NIMBioS each day of the tutorial, as well as coffee and mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. NIMBioS is not covering other expenses for participants, but a block of rooms will be reserved at a nearby hotel. More information will be available on our website soon about lodging, room rates, and how participants can make reservations.

*Application deadline:* May 1, 2015

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) ( brings together researchers from around the world to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to investigate solutions to basic and applied problems in the life sciences. NIMBioS is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, with additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.