Hi Ariella, If you aren't familiar with it yet, I recommend Zelditch's "Green Book", aka Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists: A Primer (2nd edition). It includes a chapter on allometric analysis and some practical examples, as well as references to many papers that apply the methods.
Best, Kristopher On Monday, January 8, 2018 at 12:17:36 PM UTC-6, Ariella Rink wrote: > > Hi All > > > I am a PhD student working on quantifying the importance of sexual > selection in contributing to diversification in South African monkey > beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). An important component of my study > depends on investigating the allometric scaling relationships of hind leg > size and shape across populations of *Scelophysa trimeni*, taking the > phylogeny into consideration. Male monkey beetles use their hind legs in > battles over females. From my understanding of the literature that I have > read, this would be a study of evolutionary allometry, and would require > specialised analyses, such as Phylogenetic Generalised Least Squares > Regression in order to quantify the evolutionary allometric > slope/intercept, and compare and contrast the allometric slopes/intercepts > of each population. I do not have a strong background in evolutionary > biology; however, I am learning as I go. Consequently, I feel that I am > missing some important and basic aspects in my readings of the literature, > and would like to know if anyone could recommend to me material that > clearly lays out the theory of evolutionary allometry, as well as its > practical application. > > > Kind regards > > Ariella Rink > -- MORPHMET may be accessed via its webpage at http://www.morphometrics.org --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "MORPHMET" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to morphmet+unsubscr...@morphometrics.org.