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?

Go to all our courses in Geometric Morphometrics.

Great success of the first two courses held in Argentina

Great success of the first two courses held in Argentina

Great success of the first two courses held in ArgentinaThe first two courses organised by Transmitting Science in Argentina jointly with the IGEVET (Instituto de Genética Veterinaria “Ingeniero Fernando Noel Dulout”) – CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council – Argentina) took place last March, 2014. These courses (Morfometría Geométrica para Principiantes and Studying Evolution with Geometric Morphometrics) were held at the premises of the CONICET CCT La Plata, Buenos Aires (Argentina), and we have to acknowledge its personnel, who have been extremely kindly and helpful during our stance there.

With 68 participants from seven different countries (Ecuador, Paraguay, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Argentina), the courses exceeded organisers’ expectations. In a friendly atmosphere, sharing mates and coffee, participants deepen in their knowledge about geometric morphometrics and the use of this methodology for understanding how evolution works. From landmark definition and procrustes superimposition, to more complex concepts as evolutionary allometry or independent contrasts, participants went home with a full kit of tools to apply in their research.

These first two courses have opened the door to organising new courses in Argentina, and we will be back there in 2015 with more courses!

Go to the courses Morfometría Geométrica para Principiantes and Studying Evolution with Geometric Morphometrics.