Course information

Course title
Introduction to Geometric Morphometrics
University / Organization
Transmitting Science
City
Barcelona
Country
Spain
Academic level
Both Msc and PhD
Language
English
School
Transmitting Science
Address
Course director
Course lecturer(s)
Dr Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, United Kingdom) Dr Jesús Marugán-Lobón (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)
Course aim
This course is entitled to teach the main concepts of shape analysis based on landmark coordinates and its multivariate procedures, and how they can be put into practice across any biological discipline in which the phenotype (form) and its variation are the principal sources of information.
Course contents / programme
1. Introduction: Shape, size and biological morphology. 2. Morphometric data: Equipment, landmarks, outlines and surfaces. Practice: Collecting measurements. 3. Visualizing shapes and shape changes. 4. Looking at variation: PCA. 5. Distinguishing groups: CVA and discriminant analysis. Practice: Group work. 6. Symmetry and asymmetry. 7. Morphometrics in a messy world: outliers and measurement error. 8. Regression and allometry. Practice: Group work. 9. Covariation between things: PLS. 10. Morphological integration. 11. Modularity. Practice: Group work. 12. Phylogeny and comparative methods. 13. Putting things together: Combining analyses to solve biological questions. Presentation of group work by participants.
Required Knowledge and preparation
Teaching methods
Assessment
Course type
Workshop
Consecutive days
Yes
Online course
No
Duration (net days)
April 30th-May 5th, 2018
Credits
Course fee
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front approval