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[Parasitology] Advanced course Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny, September 12-16, Barcelona.

soledad.esteban via parasite%40net.bio.net (by soledad.esteban from icp.cat)
Fri Jan 8 04:38:23 EST 2016

Dear colleagues, 

The 7th edition of the course GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS AND PHYLOGENY has open registration. Basic knowledge of Geometric Morphometrics is required. 
GRANTS: Thanks to the donations of former participants, this year there is a place for free at the course for PhD students. If you want to apply please send an e-mail to grants from transmittingscience.org including: 1- Full name and country, 2- Short project (maximum 300 words), 3- Letter of your advisor stating if you have any grant to develop your PhD. Deadline: Marc 31st.

INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, UK). 

DATES: September 12th – 16th, 2016. 

PLACE:  Facilities of the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). 
Testimonials of previous editions: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/gm/gm-and-phylogeny/#Testimonials

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.
More information:  http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/gm/gm-and-phylogeny/ or writing to courses from transmittingscience.org 

Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel  Crusafont and the Council of Hostalets de Pierola.
Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you consider it appropriate. 

With best regards 

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno
Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)

Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona). Spain

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