Dear colleagues,

The 11th edition of Transmitting Science course "INTRODUCTION TO GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS- 10th edition" has opened registration.

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

Dates: May 27th-31st, 2019, Barcelona (Spain)

More information and registration: or writing to

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.


  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.

Software that will be used during the course: TPS, ImageJ (FIJI) and MorphoJ

Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you consider it appropriate.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question regarding this course.

With best regards


Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD

Scientific Director

Transmitting Science

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