Advanced course GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS AND PHYLOGENY - 7th edition

December 1, 2015

INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, UK)

DATES: September 12 -16, 2016


PLACE: Facilities of the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain)

Testimonials of previous editions: 
http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/gm/gm-and-phylogeny/#Testimonials 

PROGRAM
 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.

More information: 
http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/gm/gm-and-phylogeny/ or writing to courses@transmittingscience.org 

Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont and the Council of Hostalets de Pierola. Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you consider it appropriate.