Dear all, we have the last 5 spots left for the course "*Geometric Morphometrics <https://www.physalia-courses.org/courses-workshops/course22/>*" which will be held in Berlin next March (5-9.03.2018)!!
Our instructor is Dr. @CarmeloFruciano <https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=0BoHmJYAAAAJ&hl=en> *Application deadline is: February 10th, 2018.*Best regards, Carlo i...@physalia-courses.org http://www.physalia-courses.org/ Twitter: @physacourses On Friday, 29 September 2017 18:03:29 UTC+2, Carlo Pecoraro wrote: > > Dear all, > > I am delighted to inform you that we will run the first edition of our > course "Geometric Morphometrics" next March (5-9.03.2018) in Berlin!! > > OVERVIEW > Geometric morphometrics has become a standard in biological research > because it combines statistical rigour and ease of interpretation. Through > geometric morphometrics, biological form is quantified, analysed and the > results are expressed as easily interpretable and visually impactful shape > changes. This course covers the main common practices of modern geometric > morphometrics, including: acquiring data, analysing it, visualizing and > interpreting the results. > > FORMAT > The course will be delivered over five days and will comprise both > lectures and hands-on sessions. The lectures will cover both basic > theoretical aspects and their practical implementation in research practice > and software. During the hands-on sessions, the attendees will have the > chance of both using example datasets and applying the knowledge acquired > to their own data. The course will be focused mainly on 2D data and on > easy-to-use software with graphical user interface to maximize the ability > to understand concepts and apply them. However, some information on 3D data > and on R implementations will be provided, as appropriate. > > TARGET AUDIENCE > This course is aimed at beginners and intermediate users. In other words, > it is aimed at researchers who intend to use geometric morphometrics or who > have started performing geometric morphometric analyses but feel they need > a more structured background. > > REQUIREMENTS > Attendees should have a background in biology and a basic understanding of > statistical > > PROGRAM > 5 March 2018 > > Geometric morphometrics: overview and potential applications: > > - Traditional and geometric morphometrics > - An overview of common analyses > - Examples of geometric morphometrics applied to biological > problems > > > From biological objects to numerical representation: > > - Overview of typical devices used to digitalise biological objects > - Landmarks, semilandmarks, outlines and surfaces - different types > of geometric morphometric data > - Most commonly used geometric morphometric software > - Data quality, most common pitfalls in study design and data > acquisition > > > 6 March 2018 > > Generalized Procrustes analysis (GPA) – the core of most geometric > morphometrics: > > Principal component analysis (PCA) > > Comparing groups: > - Between-group PCA > - Canonical variate analysis (CVA) > - Tests of difference in means > > > > 7 March 2018 > > Co-variation between size and shape: > > - Allometry, regression and general linear models > > Co-variation between shapes: > > - Partial least squares analysis (PLS) > - Modularity and integration > > 8 March 2018 > > Combining analyses in a basic workflow: > > - Preliminary assessment of data quality > - Typical basic workflow > > Expanding the basic workflow: variation in geographic space > > Expanding the basic workflow: association between shape and environmental > variables > > 9 March 2018 > > Expanding the basic workflow: elements of phylogenetic comparative > analyses > > Review and open discussion > > Presentation of attendees’ analyses on their own data > > > Please visit our website to get more information about the course: > https://www.physalia-courses.org/courses-workshops/course22/ > > > Here is the full list of our courses and Workshops: > https://www.physalia-courses.org/courses-workshops/ > > Many thanks for your kind attention. > Best regards, > > > Carlo Pecoraro, Ph.D > > Physalia-courses DIRECTOR > > i...@physalia-courses.org > > http://www.physalia-courses.org/ > > Twitter: @physacourses > > https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/physalia-courses -- 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.