Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists : A Primer

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Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists is an introductory textbook for a course on geometric morphometrics, written for graduate students and upper division undergraduates, covering both theory of shape analysis and methods of multivariate analysis. It is designed for students with minimal math background; taking them from the process of data collection through basic and more advanced statistical analyses. Many examples are given, beginning with simple although realistic case-studies, through examples of complex analyses requiring several different kinds of methods. The book also includes URL's for free software and step-by-step instructions for using the software.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 28mm | 1,102.22g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 150 illustrations
  • 0127784608
  • 9780127784601
  • 1,076,712

Table of contents

Simple Size and Shape Variables: Bookstein Shape Coordinates
Theory of Shape
Superimposition Methods
The Thin Plate Spline: Visualizing Shape Change as a Deformation
Ordination Methods
Computer-Based Statistical Methods
Multivariate Analysis of Variance
Partial Least Squares Analysis
Disparity and Variation
The Relationship between Ontogeny and Phylogeny
Morphometrics and Systematics
Last Things: Beyond Two-Dimensional Configurations of Landmarks
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