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Analysis of Organismal Form

An introduction to morphometrics, delivered as a Web-based course

31 October 9 December 2022

Instructor: Chris Klingenberg


Morphometrics is a rapidly growing field. Quantitative analyses of the size and shape of organisms or their parts are more and more widely used in biological and medical research. Applications of morphometrics address diverse questions in many areas such as evolutionary and developmental biology, ecology, palaeontology, and systematics. Morphometric studies have been conducted in animals, including humans, plants and protists.

This course provides an introduction to geometric morphometrics and its applications. It is delivered via the Web to make it accessible to participants from around the world.

The course is equivalent to 18 lectures, some exercises for practicing the techniques on actual data, and discussion via the course bulletin board and other interactive tools. The practical component is an integral component of the course. There will be examples of data analyses -- the course will provide the data sets used and directions on how to perform the analyses using the MorphoJ software (participants can use other software if they prefer).

For more detailed information on the course content, click here.

The deadline for registration for this year's course is 21 October 2022. To sign up for the course, please click here to use the registration form. This will enable you to sign up for the course; you will be contacted afterwards and provided with a link to the university's e-store to pay the fee with a debit or credit card.
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The fee for this year's course is GBP 380.00.

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This year's course will start on 31 October 2022.