Software and manuals
This is Frank Rutschmann's scientific website. Since 2011, I'm working as Head of the Renewable Energy Section at the Swiss Federal Office of Energy. Therefore, some content of this page might be outdated. Nevertheless, some publications may still be interesting - enjoy!
What's new? Read the most recent paper "Assessing Calibration Uncertainty in Molecular Dating: The Assignment of Fossils to Alternative Calibration Points", published in the journal Systematic Biology.
Review of molecular dating methods
Read the most recent paper "Molecular dating of phylogenetic trees: A brief review of current methods that estimate divergence times", published in the journal Diversity and Distributions.
Bayesian dating step-by-step manual (version 1.5, July 2005)
Based on manuals and readme files by Jeff Thorne and Ziheng Yang, I compiled a step-by-step manual on Bayesian molecular dating using PAML and multidivtime. Download the manual here.
Last update: October 2nd, 2011.