II Iberian Symposium on Geometric Morphometrics

II Iberian Symposium on Geometric Morphometrics

Six years after the first edition the Iberian Symposium on Geometric Morphometrics, last June took place the second edition.

The II Iberian Symposium on Geometric Morphometrics was held in Madrid at Cultural Centre La Corrala – Museo de Artes y Tradiciones Populares from 8th until 10th June, 2016. The event was organized by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont and Transmitting Science. Moreover, the Universitat de València and Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales participated as collaborator institutions in this second edition.

II Iberian Symposium on Geometric MorphometricsThe Geometric Morphometrics involve main concepts of shape analysis based on coordinates and its multivariate procedures. The analyses involved are useful in any discipline (Biology, Geology, Palaeontology, Archaeology, Ecology, Antropology, etc.) in which the shape and its variation are the principal sources of information. The multidisciplinary nature of Geometric Morphometrics makes for this kind of meetings an interesting forum for specialized discussions.

In the Second edition over 60 researchers and students joined the Symposium from 13 different countries across 5 continents. During three days took place more than 30 oral presentations and 18 posters was exposed. All the contributions are available in the abstracts volume through this link http://www.icp.cat/attachments/2ISGM_Conference_Proceedings.pdf.

II Iberian Symposium on Geometric MorphometricsMoreover, the meeting brought together important representatives from Geometric Morphometric topics as keynote speakers: Professor Ángel Baltanás (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Professor Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester) and Professor Benedikt Hallgrimsson (University of Calgary).

Madrid, as well as Sabadell was in 2009, has been a key place for researchers on Geometric Morphometrics, covering many research topics from evolution, to genetics, development or ecology. These multidisciplinary research meetings are great experiences to encourage discussion, exchange of views and experiences.

So… who organises the next?

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Studying the evolution of shape: The 3rd edition of the course Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny has finished

Studying the evolution of shape: The 3rd edition of the course Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny has finished

Studying the evolution of shape: The 3rd edition of the course Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny has finishedResearchers from around the world (Brazil, USA, Colombia, Greece, France, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Romania, UK and Spain) met in Sabadell the first week of September to learn from Dr. Klingenberg how to analyse the shape variation in a phylogenetic context.

While mornings were devoted to theory and software learning, people have spent long evenings working with their own data. The huge variety of biological questions promoted debate, questioning and discussion: From flowers and leaves to snails and mosquitoes, from variation between populations to variation inside a family, from phylogenetic correction and estimate ancestral states to levels of integration during evolution, it was plenty of different research lines based on evaluating shape and evolution.

Thanks to all for coming!

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