Advanced course Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny, September 12-16, Barcelona

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The 7th edition of the course GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS AND PHYLOGENY has open registration. Basic knowledge of Geometric Morphometrics is required.

GRANTS: Thanks to the donations of former participants, this year there is a place for free at the course for PhD students. If you want to apply please send an e-mail to including: 1- Full name and country, 2- Short project (maximum 300 words), 3- Letter of your advisor stating if you have any grant to develop your PhD. Deadline: March 31st.

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

DATES: September 12th – 16th, 2016.

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

Testimonials of previous editions:

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.

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Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Institut Catal√° de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont and the Council of Hostalets de Pierola.

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