Dear Students,

This 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 2022 edition of the workshop will be hosted at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany, Monday August 22 thru Friday September 9, 2022.

The call for applications opened on December 23, 2021, and will close February 28, 2022.
Admission decisions will be made in April 2022.

PhD students from any degree-granting institution worldwide are eligible for admission. Applications from junior scientists who completed their PhD recently and from future PhD students (i.e., advanced undergraduate students and MS students interested in research-oriented careers in paleontology) will also be considered. Maximum enrollment is 12 students. Admission decisions will be based on student applications and recommendation letters.

The workshop is free for admitted applicants. We are pleased to inform you that lodging will be provided at no cost to all participants. Financial aid to assist participants with travel costs may be available, but we encourage applicants to pursue additional funding at their home institution or other sources.

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

For organizational questions please email Barbara Seuss (


The Organizing Committee of the Analytical Paleobiology Workshop

Wolfgang Kiessling
Adam Kocsis
Rachel Warnock
Barbara Seuss
Cristina Krause