Course – 5th Edition
Integration and Modularity with Geometric Morphometrics
June 19th-22nd, 2018, Barcelona (Spain)
The aim of this course is to provide participants with an overview of morphometric approaches to studying morphological integration and modularity. The concepts of integration and modularity will be introduced and discussed in different contexts (e.g. development, individual variation, evolutionary change). The theoretical basis and application of different methods for analysing integration and modularity in geometric morphometric data will be presented. Lectures will be combined with hands-on demonstrations of the analyses. Participants are encouraged to bring their own morphometric data for analysis and discussion in the course.
Graduate or postgraduate degree in Biomedical, Life or Earth Sciences, basic knowledge of statistics and personal computers. Knowledge of Geometric Morphometrics. All participants must bring their own personal laptop. We would like to encourage participants to bring along their own morphometrics data, in case you have it.
September 9th-13th, 2019
28 hours on-site.
This course is equivalent to 1 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) at the Life Science Zurich Graduate School and ForBio.
The recognition of ECTS by other institutions depends on each university or school.
Places are limited to 16 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.
Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.
1. Brief review of geometric morphometrics: Procrustes fit, shape space, covariance matrices, etc.
2. PCA for characterizing patterns of integration.
3. Partial least squares and integration.
4. Practice: patterns of integration.
5. Indices of integration.
6. Modularity: concepts and analysis.
7. Modularity hypotheses: where do they come from?
8. Practice: Indices, allometry and comparisons.
9. Comparing patterns of integration.
10. Developmental integration and modularity.
11. Evolutionary integration and modularity.
12. Practice: integration & modularity.
13. Allometry as a factor of integration.
14. Multilevel analyses of integration and modularity.
15. Presentations of group work.
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The class schedule is approximate; it is possible that the content of one day may run into the next and a working day may be longer than advertised.
The course will take place in the city of Sabadell, Barcelona (Spain). Take a look at the venue.
You may stay in Barcelona city or Sabadell. You will find information about Hotels and Hostel in Sabadell here. It takes about 45 minutes by public transport to arrive to Sabadell from the centre of Barcelona city. The place of the course is about 15 minutes walking from the train stop.
Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the Course Fee. We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
5 % Discount
Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.
20 % Discount
20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Ambassador Institutions). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).
40 % Discount
Unemployed scientists living in Spain, as well as PhD students based in Spain without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict inscription order.