Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists

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 ...

Author: Miriam Leah Zelditch

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123869036

Category: Mathematics

Page: 490

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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 forensics Offers a reorganization of chapters to streamline learning basic concepts Presents detailed instructions for conducting analyses with freely available, easy to use software Provides numerous illustrations, including graphical presentations of important theoretical concepts and demonstrations of alternative approaches to presenting results
Categories: Mathematics

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists

A Primer Miriam Leah Zelditch, Donald L. Swiderski, H. David Sheets. Bookstein, F. L. (1996). Combining the tools of geometric morphometrics. In L. F. Marcus, M. Corti, A. Loy, G. J. P. Naylor, & D. E. Slice (Eds.), ...

Author: Miriam Leah Zelditch

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123869043

Category: Mathematics

Page: 488

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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 forensics Offers a reorganization of chapters to streamline learning basic concepts Presents detailed instructions for conducting analyses with freely available, easy to use software Provides numerous illustrations, including graphical presentations of important theoretical concepts and demonstrations of alternative approaches to presenting results
Categories: Mathematics

Patterns and Processes of Speciation in Ancient Lakes

Patterns and Processes of Speciation in Ancient Lakes

Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20: 1126–1137. Roy, D., M. F. Docker, ... Integrated Morphometrics Package (IMP). ... Geometric morphometrics for biologists. A primer. Elsevier, Academic Press, New York. Zitzler, K. & Y. X. Cai, 2006.

Author: Thomas Wilke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402095825

Category: Science

Page: 236

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Ancient lakes are exceptional freshwater environments that have continued to exist for hundreds of thousands of years. They have long been recognized as centres of biodiversity and hotspots of evolution. During recent decades, speciation in ancient lakes has emerged as an important and exciting topic in evolutionary biology. The contributions in this volume deal with patterns and processes of biological diversification in three prominent ancient lake systems. Of these, the famous East African Great Lakes already have a strong tradition of evolutionary studies, but the two other systems have so far received much less attention. The exceptional biodiversity of the European sister lakes Ohrid and Prespa of the Balkans has long been known, but has largely been neglected in the international literature until recently. The rich biota and problems of its evolution in the two central lake systems on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, in turn, have only lately started to draw scientific attention. This volume aims at deepening the awareness of the unusual biological diversity in ancient lakes in general, and of the role of these lakes as natural laboratories for the study of speciation and diversification in particular. It should stimulate further research that will lead to a better understanding of key evolutionary processes in these lakes, and to knowledge that might help in mitigating the deterioration of their diversity in the future.
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Computational Paleontology

Computational Paleontology

Systematic Biology 55: 512–521. Ruta M (2009) Patterns of morphological evolution in major ... Zelditch ML, Swiderski DL, Sheets HD, Fink WL (2004) Geometric morphometrics for biologists: a primer. Elsevier Academic Press, New York.

Author: Ashraf M.T. Elewa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642162718

Category: Science

Page: 233

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Computational paleontology is simply a term applied to using computers and its facilities in the field of paleontology. However, we should be exactly precise in describing the term through explaining the main themes of this motivating and attractive scientific field. The uppermost aim of this book is to explain how computation could be competent in fetching fossils to life and the past to present. Computers for paleontologists save time and costs, interpret mysterious events precisely and accurately, visualize the ancient life definitely and undeniably.
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Morphometrics for Nonmorphometricians

Morphometrics for Nonmorphometricians

Palaeontologia Electronica 4 (1):9 Julien, C (2008) Morphometrics with R. Springer, New York, 316 pp MacLeod N (2005) Review of the book titled “Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists – A Primer”. The Palaeontological Association ...

Author: Ashraf M.T. Elewa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540958529

Category: Computers

Page: 363

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This introduction to morphometrics does not rely on complex mathematics and statistics. It includes application case studies in fields ranging from paleontology to evolutionary ecology, and it discusses software for analyzing and comparing shape.
Categories: Computers

The Evolutionary Biology of the Human Pelvis

The Evolutionary Biology of the Human Pelvis

Developmental regulation of skull morphology II: ontogenetic dynamics of covariance. Evolution and Development, 8(1), 46–60. Zelditch, M. L., Swiderski, D. L. & Sheets, H. D. (2012). Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists: A Primer.

Author: Cara M. Wall-Scheffler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107199576

Category: Medical

Page: 187

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Synthesizes and re-examines the evolution of the human pelvis, which sits at the interface between locomotion and childbirth.
Categories: Medical

Biological Shape Analysis Proceedings Of The 4th International Symposium

Biological Shape Analysis   Proceedings Of The 4th International Symposium

[8] Pimentel RA (1979) Morphometrics: The Multivariate Analysis of Biological Data. Kendall/Hunt, Dubuque, Iowa, USA. ... [15] Zelditch ML, Swiderski DL, Sheets HD and Fink WL (2004) Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists: A Primer.

Author: Lestrel Pete E

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789813225718

Category: Science

Page: 456

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This volume represents an ongoing series entitled Biological Shape Analysis, of which this is the 4th Edition. These proceedings represent state-of-the-art research in the field of biology, broadly-based, that deal with the quantitative analysis of the shape of the biological form. These numerical analyses include Fourier analytic methods, wavelets, neural networks, machine vision, machine learning, median axis transforms, spectral clustering, genome-wide association studies, 3D surface mapping, as well as more traditional morphometric approaches. Studies included are drawn from research in agricultural genetics, anatomy, anthropology, botany, dentistry, entomology, forensics, human evolution, paleontology, primatology, to name a few. The shape of forms can be considered of central importance in terms of identification, comparison, and classification of biological organisms. These proceedings, of which this is the fourth one, are unique in that they deal extensively with a wide range of organisms in biology, including both fauna and flora. They bring together diverse practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines. This represents a major departure from the current emphasis on specialization in the biological sciences. It is of particular importance to note that these issues dealing with shape analysis of biological structures are found to be common across very diverse disciplines and these proceedings are the first ones to highlight this. There are no volumes currently available that are as broadly-based as these proceedings in dealing with the quantification of shape analysis. (1) These volumes are unique in their diversity in covering the biological disciplines; (2) The emphasis on numerical approaches; and (3) the numerous state-of-the-art research papers.
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Plant Systematics

Plant Systematics

Geometric morphometrics for biologists: a primer. Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego, California. Wiens, J. J. (ed.). 2000. Phylogenetic analysis of morphological data. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. ...

Author: Michael G. Simpson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128126288

Category: Science

Page: 774

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Plant Systematics, Third Edition, has made substantial contributions to plant systematics courses at the upper-undergraduate and first year graduate level, with the first edition winning The New York Botanical Garden's Henry Allan Gleason Award for outstanding recent publication in plant taxonomy, plant ecology or plant geography. This third edition continues to provide the basis for teaching an introduction to the morphology, evolution and classification of land plants. A foundation of the approach, methods, research goals, evidence and terminology of plant systematics are presented, along with the most recent knowledge of evolutionary relationships of plants and practical information vital to the field. In this new edition, the author includes greatly expanded treatments on families of flowering plants, as well as tropical trees (all with full-color plates), and an updated explanation of maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference algorithms. Chapters on morphology and plant nomenclature have also been enhanced with new material. Covers research developments in plant molecular biology Features clear, detailed cladograms, drawings and photos Includes major revisions to chapters on phylogenetic systematics and plant morphology
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Proceedings of Fifth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology

Proceedings of Fifth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology

Bookstein, F.L.: Morphometric tools for landmark data geometric and biology. Cambrige University, Cambrige ... Zelditch, M.L., Swiderski, D.L., Sheets, H.D.: Geometric morphometrics for biologists: a primer. Academic Press (2012) 9.

Author: Xin-She Yang

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811558566

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 653

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This book gathers selected high-quality research papers presented at the Fifth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, held at Brunel University, London, on February 20–21, 2020. It discusses emerging topics pertaining to information and communication technology (ICT) for managerial applications, e-governance, e-agriculture, e-education and computing technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) and e-mining. Written by respected experts and researchers working on ICT, the book offers a valuable asset for young researchers involved in advanced studies.
Categories: Technology & Engineering