This course is intended as an introduction to the major aspects of 2D and 3D landmark-based shape analysis. While we will spend some time on shape theory and mechanical aspects relevant statistical analyses, the goal of doing so will be to develop your intuition for how to—and how not to—design and interpret your geometric morphometrics research.
Students will learn the foundations of geometric morphometrics through lectures and daily exercises. The exercises are designed around a mouse cranium and mandible sample which is suitable for nearly every major type of geometric morphometrics inquiry: shape variation, covariation between shape features, linear models to evaluate group differences and treatment effects, shape-size associations (ontogenetic and static allometry), etc.
Students lacking a rudimentary understanding of R will be asked to complete a short series of introductory exercises prior to attending the course. Most analyses will be done in R, although we will also use Meshlab for landmarking 3D models, and tpsDig for 2D landmarking.
- Course Fee
- Early bird (until April 30th, 2019):
- 950 CAD
- Regular (after April 30th, 2019):
- 1200 CAD
- This includes course material, coffee breaks and lunches (VAT included). Prices do NOT include GST (5 %).
- Monday to Friday:
- 9:00 to 12:30 Lessons.
- 12:30 to 13:30 Lunch (included).
- 13:30 to 17:00 Lessons.
Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.
Furthermore, a 20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Organizations with discount). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).
Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the fee, not to Accommodation Package or other options.