Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists
Author: Miriam Leah Zelditch,Donald L. Swiderski,H. David Sheets
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2012-09-24
ISBN 10: 0123869048
ISBN 13: 9780123869043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists Book Review:

The first edition of Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists has been the primary resource for teaching modern geometric methods of shape analysis to biologists who have a stronger background in biology than in multivariate statistics and matrix algebra. These geometric methods are appealing to biologists who approach the study of shape from a variety of perspectives, from clinical to evolutionary, because they incorporate the geometry of organisms throughout the data analysis. The second edition of this book retains the emphasis on accessible explanations, and the copious illustrations and examples of the first, updating the treatment of both theory and practice. The second edition represents the current state-of-the-art and adds new examples and summarizes recent literature, as well as provides an overview of new software and step-by-step guidance through details of carrying out the analyses. Contains updated coverage of methods, especially for sampling complex curves and 3D forms and a new chapter on applications of geometric morphometrics to forensics Offers a reorganization of chapters to streamline learning basic concepts Presents detailed instructions for conducting analyses with freely available, easy to use software Provides numerous illustrations, including graphical presentations of important theoretical concepts and demonstrations of alternative approaches to presenting results

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists
Author: Miriam Leah Zelditch,Donald L. Swiderski,H. David Sheets
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 012386903X
ISBN 13: 9780123869036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists Book Review:

The first edition of Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists has been the primary resource for teaching modern geometric methods of shape analysis to biologists who have a stronger background in biology than in multivariate statistics and matrix algebra. These geometric methods are appealing to biologists who approach the study of shape from a variety of perspectives, from clinical to evolutionary, because they incorporate the geometry of organisms throughout the data analysis. The second edition of this book retains the emphasis on accessible explanations, and the copious illustrations and examples of the first, updating the treatment of both theory and practice. The second edition represents the current state-of-the-art and adds new examples and summarizes recent literature, as well as provides an overview of new software and step-by-step guidance through details of carrying out the analyses. Contains updated coverage of methods, especially for sampling complex curves and 3D forms and a new chapter on applications of geometric morphometrics to forensics Offers a reorganization of chapters to streamline learning basic concepts Presents detailed instructions for conducting analyses with freely available, easy to use software Provides numerous illustrations, including graphical presentations of important theoretical concepts and demonstrations of alternative approaches to presenting results

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists
Author: Miriam Leah Zelditch,Donald L. Swiderski,H. David Sheets,William L. Fink
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2004-07-21
ISBN 10: 0080521916
ISBN 13: 9780080521916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists Book Review:

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists is an introductory textbook for a course on geometric morphometrics, written for graduate students and upper division undergraduates, covering both theory of shape analysis and methods of multivariate analysis. It is designed for students with minimal math background; taking them from the process of data collection through basic and more advanced statistical analyses. Many examples are given, beginning with simple although realistic case-studies, through examples of complex analyses requiring several different kinds of methods. The book also includes URL’s for free software and step-by-step instructions for using the software. * Accessible, student-tested introduction to sophisticated methods of biological shape analysis * Detailed instructions for conducting analyses with freely available, easy to use software * Numerous illustrations; including graphical presentations of important theoretical concepts and demonstrations of alternative approaches to presenting results * Many realistic examples, both simple and complex, from on-going research * Comprehensive glossary of technical terms

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists

Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 443
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1034972610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Course in Morphometrics for Biologists

A Course in Morphometrics for Biologists
Author: Fred L. Bookstein
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2018-10-04
ISBN 10: 1107190940
ISBN 13: 9781107190948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Course in Morphometrics for Biologists Book Review:

This book frames and demonstrates the best of modern morphometric methods, bridging the gap between biostatistics and organismal biology.

Morphometrics

Morphometrics
Author: Ashraf M.T. Elewa
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 3662088657
ISBN 13: 9783662088654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morphometrics Book Review:

This book offers a thorough and up-to-date treatment of the use of morphometric procedures in a wide variety of contexts. As one of the most dynamic and popular fields on the contemporary biological scene, morphometrics is gaining notice among researchers and students as a necessary complement to molecular studies in the understanding and maintenance of biodiversity. This is the first reference to meet that growing need.

Morphometrics with R

Morphometrics with R
Author: Julien Claude
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2008-12-15
ISBN 10: 0387777903
ISBN 13: 9780387777900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morphometrics with R Book Review:

This book aims to explain how to use R to perform morphometrics. Morpho- tric analysis is the study of shape and size variations and covariations and their covariations with other variables. Morphometrics is thus deeply rooted within stat- tical sciences. While most applications concern biology, morphometrics is becoming common tools used in archeological, palaeontological, geographical, or medicine disciplines. Since the recent formalizations of some of the ideas of predecessors, such as D’arcy Thompson, and thanks to the development of computer techno- gies and new ways for appraising shape changes and variation, morphometrics have undergone, and are still undergoing, a revolution. Most techniques dealing with s- tistical shape analysis have been developed in the last three decades, and the number of publications using morphometrics is increasing rapidly. However, the majority of these methods cannot be implemented in available software and therefore prosp- tive students often need to acquire detailed knowledge in informatics and statistics before applying them to their data. With acceleration in the accumulation of me- ods accompanying the emerging science of statistical shape analysis, it is becoming important to use tools that allow some autonomy. R easily helps ful?ll this need. Risalanguage andenvironment forstatisticalcomputingandgraphics. Although there is an increasing number of computer applications that perform morphometrics, using R has several advantages that confer to users considerable power and possible new horizons in a world that requires rapid adaptability.

Modern Morphometrics in Physical Anthropology

Modern Morphometrics in Physical Anthropology
Author: Dennis E. Slice
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2006-06-01
ISBN 10: 0387276149
ISBN 13: 9780387276144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Morphometrics in Physical Anthropology Book Review:

Morphometrics has undergone a revolutionary transformation in the past two decades as new methods have been developed to address shortcomings in the traditional multivirate analysis of linear distances, angles, and indices. While there is much active research in the field, the new approaches to shape analysis are already making significant and ever-increasing contributions to biological research, including physical anthropology. Modern Morphometrics in Physical Anthropology highlights the basic machinery of the most important methods, while introducing novel extensions to these methods and illustrating how they provide enhanced results compared to more traditional approaches. Modern Morphometrics in Physical Anthropology provides a comprehensive sampling of the applications of modern, sophisticated methods of shape analysis in anthropology, and serves as a starting point for the exploration of these practices by students and researchers who might otherwise lack the local expertise or training to get started. This text is an important resource for the general morphometric community that includes ecologists, evolutionary biologists, systematists, and medical researchers.

Morphology Shape and Phylogeny

Morphology  Shape and Phylogeny
Author: Norman MacLeod,Peter L. Forey
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2002-02-07
ISBN 10: 0203165179
ISBN 13: 9780203165171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morphology Shape and Phylogeny Book Review:

Generally, biologists and mathematicians who study the shape and form of organisms have largely been working in isolation from those who work on evolutionary relationships through the analysis of common characteristics. Increasingly however, dialogue between the two communities is beginning to develop - but other than a handful of journal papers, t

Morphological Integration

Morphological Integration
Author: Everett C. Olson,Robert L. Miller
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 355
Release: 1999-10
ISBN 10: 9780226629056
ISBN 13: 0226629058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morphological Integration Book Review:

Despite recent advances in genetics, development, anatomy, systematics, and morphometrics, the synthesis of ideas and research agenda put forth in the classic Morphological Integration remains remarkably fresh, timely, and relevant. Pioneers in reexamining morphology, Everett Olson and Robert Miller were among the first to explore the concept of the integrated organism in both living and extinct populations. In a new foreword and afterword, biologists Barry Chernoff and Paul Magwene summarize the landmark achievements made by Olson and Miller and bring matters discussed in the book up to date, suggest new methods, and accentuate the importance of continued research in morphological integration. Everett C. Olson was a professor at the University of Chicago and at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a former president of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Robert L. Miller was associate professor of geology at the University of Chicago, associate scientist in marine geology at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and a member of the board of editors of the Journal of Geology.

Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology

Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology
Author: Elizabeth A. DiGangi,Megan K. Moore
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0123851890
ISBN 13: 9780123851895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology Book Review:

Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology serves as the one location readers can go to not only learn how to conduct research in general, but how research is specifically conducted within human skeletal biology. It outlines the current types of research being conducted within each sub-specialty of skeletal biology, and gives the reader the tools to set up a research project in skeletal biology. It also suggests several ideas for potential projects. Each chapter has an inclusive bibliography, which can serve as a good jumpstart for project references. Provides a step-by-step guide to conducting research in human skeletal biology Covers diverse topics (sexing, aging, stature and ancestry estimation) and new technologies (histology, medical imaging, and geometric morphometrics) Excellent accompaniment to existing forensic anthropology or osteology works

New Insights into Morphometry Studies

New Insights into Morphometry Studies
Author: Pere M. Pares-Casanova
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN 10: 9535133659
ISBN 13: 9789535133650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Insights into Morphometry Studies Book Review:

There have been brilliant studies in the field of morphometry in recent years. This book increases the literature on this domain by presenting some recent advances and emerging applications upon biological structures, ranging in a variety of purposes and objectives: from animal visual system to growth models, from amphibians to humans, all in a comprehensive and accessible way of information. All chapters are written by leading internationally recognized experts from academia, who explain their own topics in plain English and in a totally rigorous manner. Suitable for a wide range of expert readers, this book represents a high valuable work for scientists and advanced students working in biological and medical morphometric topics.

Advances in Morphometrics

Advances in Morphometrics
Author: Leslie F. Marcus,Marco Corti,Anna Loy,Gavin J. P. Naylor,Dennis E. Slice
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 147579083X
ISBN 13: 9781475790832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Morphometrics Book Review:

This volume is based on the NATO Advanced Study Institute, "Advances in Mor phometries" held in 11 Ciocco, Tuscany, Italy from July 18-30, 1993, and directed by Leslie F. Marcus. The "Advances in Morphometries" ASI was advertised in Nature and a number of professional journals. Announcements were sent to relevant institutions and departments throughout the world. Because NATO required that the majority of attendees be from NATO countries, the 71 persons attending represented nine NATO countries, four eastern European countries, now recognized as equal partners for AS Is, and a few participants from non-NATO countries. Participants were all active scholars in different disciplines within biology, as well as computer science, statistics, geology and paleontology. Their experience ranged from that of graduate students to senior faculty, as well as one emeritus scholar. A complete list of the those attending and their addresses, phone and FAX numbers and, where available, e-mail addresses is given in the participants list. All the local arrangements were made by Marco Corti and Anna Loy of the University of Rome "Ia Sapienza. " They made the initial contact with the II Ciocco conference center and then arranged for computer and Xerox rentals, design of logos, organization of posters, and publication of poster abstracts.

Morphological Plant Modeling Unleashing Geometric and Topological Potential within the Plant Sciences

Morphological Plant Modeling  Unleashing Geometric and Topological Potential within the Plant Sciences
Author: Alexander Bucksch,Dan Chitwood
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-10-13
ISBN 10: 2889452972
ISBN 13: 9782889452972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morphological Plant Modeling Unleashing Geometric and Topological Potential within the Plant Sciences Book Review:

An increasing population faces the growing demand for agricultural products and accurate global climate models that account for individual plant morphologies to predict favorable human habitat. Both demands are rooted in an improved understanding of the mechanistic origins of plant development. Such understanding requires geometric and topological descriptors to characterize the phenotype of plants and its link to genotypes. However, the current plant phenotyping framework relies on simple length and diameter measurements, which fail to capture the exquisite architecture of plants. The Research Topic “Morphological Plant Modeling: Unleashing Geometric and Topological Potential within the Plant Sciences” is the result of a workshop held at National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) in Knoxville, Tennessee. From 2.-4. September 2015 over 40 scientists from mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics and biology came together to set new frontiers in combining plant phenotyping with recent results from shape theory at the interface of geometry and topology. In doing so, the Research Topic synthesizes the views from multiple disciplines to reveal the potential of new mathematical concepts to analyze and quantify the relationship between morphological plant features. As such, the Research Topic bundles examples of new mathematical techniques including persistent homology, graph-theory, and shape statistics to tackle questions in crop breeding, developmental biology, and vegetation modeling. The challenge to model plant morphology under field conditions is a central theme of the included papers to address the problems of climate change and food security, that require the integration of plant biology and mathematics from geometry and topology research applied to imaging and simulation techniques. The introductory white paper written by the workshop participants identifies future directions in research, education and policy making to integrate biological and mathematical approaches and to strengthen research at the interface of both disciplines.

Advanced Imaging in Biology and Medicine

Advanced Imaging in Biology and Medicine
Author: Ch.W. Sensen,Benedikt Hallgrimsson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2008-12-03
ISBN 10: 3540689931
ISBN 13: 9783540689935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Imaging in Biology and Medicine Book Review:

A picture says more than a thousand words. This is something that we all know to be true. Imaging has been important since the early days of medicine and bi- ogy, as seen in the anatomical studies of Leonardo Da Vinci or Andreas Vesalius. More than 100 years ago, the ?rst noninvasive imaging technologies, such as K- rad Roentgen’s X-ray technology,were applied to the medical ?eld—and while still crude—revolutionized medical diagnosis. Today, every patient will be exposed to some kind of advanced imaging technology such as medical resonance imaging, computed tomography or four-dimensional ultrasound during their lifetime. Many diseases, such as brain tumors, are initially diagnosed solely by imaging, and most of the surgical planning relies on the patient imagery. 4D ultrasound is available to expecting parents who wish to create unique early memories of the new baby, and it may soon be used for the morphometric diagnosis of malformations that may one day be treatable—inutero! Light and electron microscopy are unequal brethren, which have contributed to most of our knowledge about the existence and organization of cells, tissues and microorganisms. Every student of biology or medicine is introduced to the fascinating images of the microcosm. New advances have converted these im- ing technologies, which were considered by many to be antiquated, into powerful tools for research in systems biology and related ?elds.

Evolution of the Rodents

Evolution of the Rodents
Author: Philip G. Cox,Lionel Hautier
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2015-08-31
ISBN 10: 1107044332
ISBN 13: 9781107044333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution of the Rodents Book Review:

A valuable resource for the latest research on rodents, highlighting links across palaeontology, developmental biology, functional morphology, phylogenetics and biomechanics.

Shrews Chromosomes and Speciation

Shrews  Chromosomes and Speciation
Author: Jeremy B. Searle,P. David Polly,Jan Zima
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2019-02-28
ISBN 10: 110701137X
ISBN 13: 9781107011373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shrews Chromosomes and Speciation Book Review:

Presents new insights into speciation through an in-depth analysis of extraordinary chromosomal variation in one species written by leading experts.

Statistics and Probability in Forensic Anthropology

Statistics and Probability in Forensic Anthropology
Author: Zuzana Obertova,Alistair Stewart,Cristina Cattaneo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 0128157658
ISBN 13: 9780128157657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistics and Probability in Forensic Anthropology Book Review:

Statistics and Probability in Forensic Anthropology provides a practical guide for forensic scientists, primarily anthropologists and pathologists, on how to design studies, how to choose and apply statistical approaches, and how to interpret statistical outcomes in the forensic practice. As with other forensic, medical and biological disciplines, statistics have become increasingly important in forensic anthropology and legal medicine, but there is not a single book, which specifically addresses the needs of forensic anthropologists in relation to the research undertaken in the field and the interpretation of research outcomes and case findings within the setting of legal proceedings. The book includes the application of both frequentist and Bayesian statistics in relation to topics relevant for the research and the interpretation of findings in forensic anthropology, as well as general chapters on study design and statistical approaches addressing measurement errors and reliability. Scientific terminology understandable to students and advanced practitioners of forensic anthropology, pathology and related disciplines is used throughout. Additionally, Statistics and Probability in Forensic Anthropology facilitates sufficient understanding of the statistical procedures and data interpretation based on statistical outcomes and models, which helps the reader confidently present their work within the forensic context, either in the form of case reports for legal purposes or as research publications for the scientific community. Contains the application of both frequentist and Bayesian statistics in relation to topics relevant for forensic anthropology research and the interpretation of findings Provides examples of study designs and their statistical solutions, partly following the layout of scientific manuscripts on common topics in the field Includes scientific terminology understandable to students and advanced practitioners of forensic anthropology, legal medicine and related disciplines

Development Growth and Evolution

Development  Growth and Evolution
Author: Paul O'Higgins,Martin J. Cohn
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2000-04-19
ISBN 10: 9780125249652
ISBN 13: 0125249659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development Growth and Evolution Book Review:

This volume attempts to provide accessible accounts of these advances in developmental biology for the non-expert, together with contributions from hominid palaeontologists, which aim to bring this developmental perspective to bear on interpretation of the skeletal record of human evolution. This combined approach is, as yet, in its infancy but it is likely that it will impact significantly on palaeoanthropology and palaeontolgy in general.

Pristionchus pacificus

Pristionchus pacificus
Author: Ralf J. Sommer
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2015-03-27
ISBN 10: 9004260307
ISBN 13: 9789004260306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pristionchus pacificus Book Review:

This book focuses on Pristionchus pacificus and the progress of developing this nematode as model to combine evolutionary biology with mechanistic approaches in comparative biology. Integrating developmental, ecology and population genetics can foster the understanding of biological diversity and novelty.