Multivariate Phylogenetic Comparative Methods: Evaluations, Comparisons, and Recommendations

@article{Adams2018MultivariatePC,
  title={Multivariate Phylogenetic Comparative Methods: Evaluations, Comparisons, and Recommendations},
  author={Dean C. Adams and Michael L. Collyer},
  journal={Systematic Biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={67},
  pages={14–31}
}
Abstract. Recent years have seen increased interest in phylogenetic comparative analyses of multivariate data sets, but to date the varied proposed approaches have not been extensively examined. Here we review the mathematical properties required of any multivariate method, and specifically evaluate existing multivariate phylogenetic comparative methods in this context. Phylogenetic comparative methods based on the full multivariate likelihood are robust to levels of covariation among trait… Expand
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