Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists
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|Format:||Hardback, 416 pages|
|Other Information: ||Approx. 150 illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 10 May 2004|
"Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists" is an introductory textbook for a course on geometric morphometrics, written for graduate students and upper division undergraduates, covering both theory of shape analysis and methods of multivariate analysis. It is designed for students with minimal math background; taking them from the process of data collection through basic and more advanced statistical analyses. Many examples are given, beginning with simple although realistic case-studies, through examples of complex analyses requiring several different kinds of methods. The book also includes URL's for free software and step-by-step instructions for using the software. It offers accessible, student-tested introduction to sophisticated methods of biological shape analysis. It provides detailed instructions for conducting analyses with freely available, easy to use software. It presents numerous illustrations; including graphical presentations of important theoretical concepts and demonstrations of alternative approaches to presenting results. It features many realistic examples, both simple and complex, from on-going research. It includes a comprehensive glossary of technical terms.
Table of Contents
Landmarks Simple Size and Shape Variables: Bookstein Shape Coordinates Theory of Shape Superimposition Methods The Thin Plate Spline: Visualizing Shape Change as a Deformation Ordination Methods Computer-Based Statistical Methods Multivariate Analysis of Variance Regression Partial Least Squares Analysis Disparity and Variation The Relationship between Ontogeny and Phylogeny Morphometrics and Systematics Last Things: Beyond Two-Dimensional Configurations of Landmarks
* Accessible, student-tested introduction to sophisticated methods of biological shape analysis * Detailed instructions for conducting analyses with freely available, easy to use software * Numerous illustrations; including graphical presentations of important theoretical concepts and demonstrations of alternative approaches to presenting results * Many realistic examples, both simple and complex, from on-going research * Comprehensive glossary of technical terms
|Publisher: ||Academic Press Inc|
|Dimensions: ||25.15 x 19.46 x 2.74 centimeters (1.14 kg)|