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Rod Page: Visualization of Phylogenetics & Phylogeography

Rod Page ( gives an engaging and forward-looking talk on the visualization of phylogenies, highlighting many limitations of the commonly-use tree metaphor by contrast with geographical maps. He highlights the emergence of geophylogenies, which combine trees and maps, and predicts an increased role for touch screen interfaces and for methods that enable rapid zooming between different scales (e.g., Zoomify). This talk was presented at VIZBI 2011, an international conference series on visualizing biological data ( funded by NIH & EMBO. This video was filmed and distributed with permission under a creative common license. Slides from the talk are at

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