There is a huge diversity of phylogenetic metrics in use in ecology; the sPhy working group have reviewed and classified these metrics. The output is a guide to choosing the correct phylogenetic metric based on the research question. Tucker et al. 2016: A guide to phylogenetic metrics for conservation, community ecology and macroecology.
There have been some useful posts about performing Bayesian statistical analyses in R on the R-bloggers network recently: Bayesian regression with STAN: normal regression; Kéry and Schaub’s Bayesian population analysis translated to STAN; and R users will now inevitably become Bayesians (a guide to the brms and rstanarm packages).
Introduction to R (5th-9th September 2016) and Model-based statistical inference in ecological and evolutionary biogeography (28th November – 2nd December 2016) at Transmitting Science, Barcelona, Spain.
Spatial analysis of ecological data using R, 11th-17th April 2016, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland.
Advancing in statistical modelling using R, 2nd-6th May 2016, Malham Tarn Field Centre, North Yorkshire.
Postdoc research associate at the University of Hull: Phylogenetic comparative analyses of vertebrate invasion success
Postdoc research associate at the University of Bristol: development and evaluation of representations of marine ecological diversity in an Earth system model
Associate Professor in Bioinformatics at University of Auckland, New Zealand
Associate Professor in Environmental Management at University of Nottingham