Registration is open for the course "INTRODUCTION TO GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS- 8th edition".

AAPA members will benefit of a 20 % discount!!!

INSTRUCTORS: Prof. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, UK) and Dr. Jesús Marugán (UAM, Spain).

Dates: January 9th-13th, 2017.

Place: Banff Center, Alberta, Canada (https://www.banffcentre.ca/).

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.

Program: 1. Introduction: Shape, size and biological morphology. 2. Morphometric data: Equipment, landmarks, outlines and surfaces. 3. Visualizing shapes and shape changes. 4. Looking at variation: PCA. 5. Distinguishing groups: CVA and discriminant analysis. 6. Symmetry and asymmetry. 7. Morphometrics in a messy world: outliers and measurement error. 8. Regression and allometry. 9. Covariation between things: PLS. 10. Morphological integration. 11. Modularity. 12. Phylogeny and comparative methods. 13. Putting things together: Combining analyses to solve biological questions. 14. Presentation of group work by participants.

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