Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny, Sep 9-13, Barcelona.

Transmitting Science course “Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny” has open registration.

Dates: September 9th-13th, 2019, Barcelona.

Instructor: Dr. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)

Place: Capellades, Barcelona (Spain).

Registration and more info:


1. Phylogeny, trees and phylogenetic reasoning.
2. Brief review of geometric morphometrics (Procrustes fit, PCA, etc.).
3. Mapping traits onto phylogenies: squared-change parsimony.
4. Practice: making/editing Nexus files, mapping morphometric data onto the tree (Mesquite, MorphoJ).
5. Phylogenetic signal, morphometric traits and estimating phylogeny.
6. Comparative methods: independent contrasts.
7. Application in morphometrics: evolutionary allometry and size correction.
8. Practice: comparative methods (MorphoJ).
9. Application of comparative methods: morphological integration.
10. Multi-level analyses of integration: inferring evolutionary mechanisms.
11. Application of comparative methods: partial least squares (ecomorphology, etc.).
12. Practice: comparative methods (cont.).
13. Morphometrics, phylogenies and qualitative characters.
14. Disparity and diversification.
15. Presentations of group work.