Dear Students,

We are thrilled to welcoming you soon in Erlangen. Our 3-week workshop aims to introduce graduate students to a range of analytical methods that are foundational to or at the cutting edge of paleobiological research. Topics, taught by rotating expert instructors, will include probability theory, maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods, resampling techniques, correlation and regression, multivariate statistics, methods of measuring biodiversity, morphometrics, phylogenetic methods, spatial and time-series analyses and other related topics. The workshop will also provide practical hands-on training in statistical programming and data analysis and visualization in R.

The 2023 edition of the workshop is hosted by the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany, Monday August 21 thru Friday September 8, 2023. Application deadline is Sunday February 26, 2023.

If you have questions about the workshop, please email Adam Kocsis (

For organizational questions please email Barbara Seuss (

All workshop particants, including lecturers, are expected to sign our code of conduct Sincerely,

The Organizing Committee of the Analytical Paleobiology Workshop

Wolfgang Kiessling
Adam Kocsis
Rachel Warnock
Barbara Seuss
Cristina Krause