I'm new to the study of phylogenetics and am wondering if there are ways of identifying evolutionary changes that associate with cladogenetic events versus those that arise via anagenesis.

  • $\begingroup$ This is thorny, but also depends on exactly what you're asking. What sort of evolutionary changes/traits are you interested in? $\endgroup$ – NatWH Aug 28 '19 at 9:25
  • $\begingroup$ Additionally, are you interested in studying anagenetic change within the context of phylogenetic inference, or within the context of trait evolution along an inferred phylogeny? $\endgroup$ – NatWH Aug 28 '19 at 9:29
  • $\begingroup$ I'm interested in the evolution of a multistate trait along an inferred phylogeny. I want to know if there is any reason to think that the trait changes are associated with cladogenesis (i.e., took place around the time of cladogenetic events). $\endgroup$ – Namenlos Aug 29 '19 at 15:06
  • $\begingroup$ If you're interesting in connecting traits to rates of speciation and extinction, then this paper might offer some leads. I'm not sure about how one would go about it for a particular node or set of nodes, but perhaps methods based on stochastic mapping could be helpful? $\endgroup$ – NatWH Aug 30 '19 at 13:06
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! That article was very helpful. $\endgroup$ – Namenlos Sep 4 '19 at 3:44

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