ISC 5935 - Geometric Morphometrics

Morphometrics, or shape analysis, contributes to many diverse research areas. The shape of an organ or organism may affect its function and can reflect developmental state, ecological adaptation, and/or evolutionary history. In this course will will examine the methdos and tools of shape analysis with an emphasis on the latest geometric methods, especially the coordinate-based methods for the analysis of anatomical landmark locations. Topics include:

  • data types and acquisition
  • geometric interpretation of matrix operations
  • geometry of multivariate statistics
  • construction of shape variables
  • shape spaces
  • statistical analysis of shape
  • outline analysis
  • advanced topics
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