Paleonet: Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny course

Josep Fortuny josep.fortuny at
Tue Jan 12 12:56:40 GMT 2010

Dear colleagues:

Please find below information on the "Geometric Morphometrics and
Phylogeny" course that will be held in the Universitat Autónoma de
Barcelona this April.

You will find more information at this webpage:

Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny
April 7-9 th 2010
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona.
Dr. Chris Klingenberg (Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester)
Course requirements
- Graduate or Postgraduate in Life or Earth Sciences, basic knowledge
in statistics and in the use of
personal computers. Basic knowledge of geometric morphometrics.
- Personal laptop is recommended. We would like to encourage
participants to bring along their own
morphometrics data and phylogeny information.
Preliminary program
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) Phylogenetic signal, morphometric traits and estimating phylogeny.
5) Practice: making/editing Nexus files, mapping morphometric data
onto the tree (Mesquite, MorphoJ).
5) Comparative methods: independent contrasts.
6) Application in morphometrics: evolutionary allometry, integration,
7) Additional topics: alternative methods, disparity and diversification.
8) Practice: comparative methods (MorphoJ).
10-13h and 15-18h
140 €. Places are limited and will be occupied by strict inscription
order. If you are planning to attend,
please fulfill the registration on-line with your name and
affiliation. You will receive an e-mail confirming
your inscription with the bank information.

The fees include the course material, coffee breaks and lunch.

Contact information
course.phylogenetic at

Organized by
Institut Català de Paleontologia

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