Session content

Monday– Classes from 09:30 to 17:30 

 

Geometric morphometrics: overview and potential applications:

 

  •            Traditional and geometric morphometrics
  •             An overview of common analyses

 

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

 

Generalized Procrustes analysis (GPA) – the core of most geometric morphometrics

 

 

 

Tuesday– Classes from 09:30 to 17:30

 

 

Principal component analysis (PCA)

 

Comparing groups:

  •        Between-group PCA
  •        Canonical variate analysis (CVA)
  •        Tests of difference in means

 

 

Wednesday– Classes from 09:30 to 17:30

 

 Co-variation between size and shape:

  •          Allometry, regression and general linear models

 

Co-variation between shapes:

  •          Partial least squares analysis (PLS)
  •          Modularity and integration

 

 

Thursday – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30 

 

Combining analyses in a basic workflow:

  •         Preliminary assessment of data quality
  •        Typical basic workflow

 

Expanding the basic workflow: association between shape and environmental variables

 

Expanding the basic workflow: notes on combining geometric morphometric and genetic/genomic data

 

 

 Friday– Classes from 09:30 to 17:30

 

 

Expanding the basic workflow: elements of phylogenetic comparative analyses

 

Review and open discussion

 

Presentation of attendees’ analyses on their own data