Geometric Morphometrics for Beginners

Registration is open for the “Geometric Morphometrics for Beginners” course organized by Transmitting Science. This course is live online.

Dates: January 17th-21st, 2022. Online live sessions from 14:00 to 19:00 (Madrid time zone).

Instructors: Jesús Marugán (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) and Soledad De Esteban (Transmitting Science, Spain)

Course Overview
The world around us is a space-time mosaic where forms evolve, constantly change, and interact with each other. Geometric morphometry is a digital morphological analysis tool that allows addressing biological key questions, such as shape transformation (variation) and the result of its interaction (covariation) with the physical environment, with an unprecedented analytical resolution.
In this course, these concepts will be explained in a simple and practical way. To do this, basic aspects such as the biological and geometric concept of landmark and semi-landmark configurations will be reviewed, the available comparative methodologies will be compared, and basic multivariate statistical methods will be put into practice that allow addressing biological problems at any scale of complexity, making special emphasis on visualization and interpretation of form variation.
This course is introductory.

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