END OF EARLY REGISTRATION MAY 31, 2013
This course provides an overview of the interface between geometric morphometrics and phylogenetics. It aims to give an overview of the different approaches and methods that link the two fields and to enable participants to apply them to their own research problems. Lectures that introduce concepts and methods are integrated with demonstrations of software that put them into practice right away. The main emphasis is on mapping shape data on existing phylogenies to reconstruct the evolutionary history of shape diversification, as well as comparative methods that take phylogeny into account. To enhance the practical approach of the course, participants are encouraged to bring their own data to conduct analyses and discuss results.
Dr. Chris Klingenberg
(University of Manchester, United Kingdom).
Dr. Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno
(Transmitting Science, Spain).
Graduate or postgraduate degree in Life or Earth Sciences (including palaeontologists no matter the degree), basic knowledge in statistics and personal computers. Knowledge of Geometric Morphometrics. All participants must bring their own personal laptop. We would like to encourage participants to bring along their own morphometrics data and phylogeny information.
1. Phylogeny, trees and phylogenetic reasoning.
2. Brief review of geometric morphometrics (Procrustes fit, PCA, etc.).
3. Mapping traits onto phylogenies: squared-change parsimony.
4. Practice: making/editing Nexus files, mapping morphometric data onto the tree (Mesquite, MorphoJ).
5. Phylogenetic signal, morphometric traits and estimating phylogeny.
6. Comparative methods: independent contrasts.
7. Application in morphometrics: evolutionary allometry and size correction.
8. Practice: comparative methods (MorphoJ).
9. Application of comparative methods: morphological integration.
10. Multi-level analyses of integration: inferring evolutionary mechanisms.
11. Application of comparative methods: partial least squares (ecomorphology, etc.).
12. Practice; comparative methods (cont.).
13. Morphometrics, phylogenies and qualitative characters.
14. Disparity and diversification.
15. Presentations of group work.
30 hours on-site.
18:00: Meeting point in Plaza Catalunya (Barcelona) to take the bus to Els Hostalets de Pierola. If you are planning to arrive later, you can find more information in How to arrive.
8:30 to 9:00: Breakfast
8:30 to 9:00: Breakfast
8:30 to 9:00: Breakfast.
Places are limited to 20 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.
All Inclusive option:
Reduced registration fee until May 31, 2013: 515 € (330 € course fee + 185 € All Inclusive option). Full registration fee after May 31, 2013: 625 € (440 € course fee + 185 All Inclusive option).
Participation fees are all inclusive, and include transport from Barcelona city, course material, lodging, breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches, dinners and welcome party.
Only Lunches Included option (no accommodation, no dinners):
This option only includes course material, coffee breaks and lunches. Please be aware that from Barcelona centre it takes one hour by car and one hour and a half by public transport to arrive to Els Hostalets de Pierola.
Reduced registration fee until May 31, 2013: 330 €. Full registration fee after May 31, 2013: 440 €.
Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the current course fee.
We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact us at email@example.com).
Please complete and submit your Registration Form (see below); we will confirm your acceptance by e-mail.
|This course can be recognized, after evaluation, for 2 Credits by the Faculties of Science, Bioscience and Veterinary of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - UAB.|
If you wish to cancel your participation in this course, cancellations up to 20 days before the course start date will incur a 30 % cancellation fee. For later cancellations, or non-attendance, the full course fee will be charged.
If Transmitting Science must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Transmitting Science, you will either be entitled to a full refund of the course fee, or your fee can be credited toward a future course/workshop. Transmitting Science is not responsible for travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation. Every effort will be made to avoid the cancellation of any planned course/workshop.
The course will take place in the town of Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain).
- All Inclusive option:
To make it affordable, you will be hosted in four-bed dormitories (common bathrooms), although you will only share rooms with other classmates. The possibility exists that the dormitories will be mixed. Therefore, if this is an inconvenience for you, and you require staying in a dormitory with only women, or only men, please state it in the “Comments” field of the Registration Form (see below).
There are no Hotels in Els Hostalets de Pierola. However, if you do not want to share rooms with other participants, the council offers the possibility of renting a house (no kitchen available). If you want more information regarding this option, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to arrive to Els Hostalets de Pierola.
- Only Lunches Included option (no accommodation, no dinners):
In that case there are different options for accommodation, all of them in places other than Els Hostalets de Pierola. You may stay in: Barcelona city, Martorell or Igualada. Information about Hotels in Martorell here. Information about Hotels in Igualada here.
How to arrive to Els Hostalets de Pierola from Barcelona city, Martorell and Igualada.
Unfortunately there are no internal grants available for this course. For information on External Financial Support, please check the link.
For further information contact: email@example.com.