Geometric Morphometrics For Biologists: A Primer by Miriam Leah Zelditch

Geometric Morphometrics For Biologists: A Primer

byMiriam Leah Zelditch, Donald L. Swiderski, H. David Sheets

Paperback | October 30, 2017

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The first edition ofGeometric Morphometrics for Biologistshas 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

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Title:Geometric Morphometrics For Biologists: A PrimerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128100907

ISBN - 13:9780128100905

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Table of Contents

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists, 2e

Miriam Leah Zelditch, Donald L. Swiderski, and H. David Sheets

1. Introduction

Part I: Basics of Shape Data

2. Landmarks and Semilandmarks

3. Simple Size and Shape Variables: Shape Coordinates

4. Theory of Shape

5. The Thin-plate Spline

Part 2: Analyzing Shape Variables

6. Ordination Methods

7. Partial Least Squares

8. Statistics

9. General Linear Models

Part 3: Applications

10. Evolutionary Developmental Biology

11. Variational Properties

12. Ecological and Evolutionary Morphology

13. Systematics

14. Forensics

Glossary

Bibliography

Index