Breaking news, breaking barriers!

Breaking news, breaking barriers!

The 8th edition of the course Introduction to Geometric Morphometrics travels to Canada.

The Banff Center (Alberta) will host the course. From 9th to 13th of January (2017) participants will learn about the main concepts of shape analysis based on landmark coordinates and its multivariate statistical procedures. Geometric Morphometrics has shown as an important tool for analysis of shapes. Consequently, a wide range of disciplines involves analysis and quantification of shape changes.

Breaking news, breaking barriers!


Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to explore theoretical but also to practice with real data. Main international experts on Geometric Morphometrics will be involve in this first Canadian edition. Dr. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, United Kingdom) and Dr. Jesús Marugán-Lobón (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) will be the instructors for this course.

Breaking news, breaking barriers!

Thus these two instructors will guide participants through an intensive course. During these days, participants will attend to a training of 40 hours on-site course (see program for detailed information). Hence, through theory and practical guidance participants will gain experience in geometric morphometrics analysis.

This 8th edition of the course Introduction to geometric morphometrics is a special occasion to expand barriers. We will develop our first course in Canada. Places are limited to 28 participants. So take a look to the course web site and sing up to enjoy the Transmitting Science experience across the big pond!

We propose you to learn about morphometrics and to take part in an unique forum of specialists in an outstanding working-environment!

For further information please visit the course website.

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

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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Great success of the 3rd edition of the course Introduction to Geometric Morphometrics

Great success of the 3rd edition of the course Introduction to Geometric Morphometrics

Great success of the 3rd edition of the course Introduction to Geometric MorphometricsPeople from six different countries (Poland, Greece, Italy, Germany, Netherlands and Spain) were learning and discussing four days of Geometric Morphometrics in Sabadell, Barcelona (Spain). Some of them will be back in the next months for more advanced Geometric Morphometrics courses, while others are already applying what they have learned to their data.

One attendee says “Excellent course and organization!”

Thank to all for coming and thank Dr. Klingenberg and Dr. Marugán-Lobón for their time, patience and dedication.

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