Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists A Primer

ISBN-10: 012386903X
ISBN-13: 9780123869036
Edition: 2nd 2012
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List price: $84.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 8/13/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 488
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

The first edition of Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists has been the primary resource for teaching modern geometric methods of shape analysis to biologists who have a stronger background in biology than in multivariate statistics and matrix algebra. These geometric methods are appealing to biologists who approach the study of shape from a variety of perspectives, from clinical to evolutionary, because they incorporate the geometry of organisms throughout the data analysis. The second edition of this book retains the emphasis on accessible explanations, and the copious illustrations and examples of the first, updating the treatment of both theory and practice. The second edition represents the current state-of-the-art and adds new examples and summarizes recent literature, as well as provides an overview of new software and step-by-step guidance through details of carrying out the analyses.Contains updated coverage of methods, especially for sampling complex curves and 3D forms and a new chapter on applications of geometric morphometrics to forensicsOffers a reorganization of chapters to streamline learning basic conceptsPresents detailed instructions for conducting analyses with freely available, easy to use softwareProvides numerous illustrations, including graphical presentations of important theoretical concepts and demonstrations of alternative approaches to presenting results

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
Basics of Shape Data
Landmarks and Semilandmarks
Simple Size and Shape Variables: Shape Coordinates
Theory of Shape
The Thin-plate Spline: Visualizing Shape Change as a Deformation
Analyzing Shape Variables
Ordination Methods
Partial Least Squares Analysis
Statistics
General Linear Models
Applications
Ecological and Evolutionary Morphology
Evolutionary Developmental Biology (1): The Evolution of Ontogeny
Evolutionary Developmental Biology (2): Variational Properties
Morphometrics and Systematics
Forensic Applications of Geometric Morphometries
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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