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On-site Course – 12th Edition

Introduction to Geometric Morphometrics

August 24th-28th, Barcelona (Spain)

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Geometric Morphometrics

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Introduction to Geometric MorphometricsCourse Overview

This course is entitled to teach the main concepts of shape analysis based on landmark coordinates and its multivariate procedures, and how they can be put into practice across any biological discipline in which the phenotype (form) and its variation are the principal sources of information.

Software that will be used during the course: MorphoJ, TPS, ImageJ.

REQUIREMENTS

Graduate or postgraduate degree in Life or Earth Sciences. Basic knowledge of Statistics. All participants must bring their own personal laptop.

Contact

courses@transmittingscience.com

LOCATION

Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontològica (CRIP)

C/ Mestre J. Lladós, 1
08781 Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain)

How to get there

DATE

August 24th-28th

LANGUAGE

English

COURSE LENGTH & ECTS

40 hours on-site.

This course is equivalent to 2 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

Places are limited to 25 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.

Chris Klingenberg instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Chris Klingenberg
University of Manchester
United Kingdom

Jesus Marugan-Lobon instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Jesús Marugán-Lobón
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Spain

Program

1. Introduction: Shape, size and biological morphology.

2. Morphometric data: Equipment, landmarks, outlines and surfaces.

3. Shape and shape spaces.

4. Visualizing shapes and shape changes.

5. Looking at variation: PCA.

6. Distinguishing groups: CVA and discriminant analysis.

7. Symmetry and asymmetry.

8. Morphometrics in a messy world: outliers and measurement error.

9. Regression and allometry.

10. Covariation between things: PLS.

11. Presentation of group work by participants.

Fees

  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until July 31st, 2020):
  • 490 € *
    (392 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after July 31st, 2020):
  • 612 € *
    (489.60 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • This includes course material, coffee breaks and lunches (VAT included).
    * Participants from companies/industry will have an extra charge of 100 €.
  • Course Fee + Accommodation Package
  • Early bird (until July 31st, 2020):
  • 820 € *
    (722 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after July 31st, 2020):
  • 942 € *
    (819.60 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • This includes course material, coffee breaks, transportation from and to Barcelona city, accommodation from Sunday to Friday, breakfasts, lunches and dinners (VAT included).
    * Participants from companies will have an extra charge of 100 €.

You can check the list of Ambassador Institutions. If you want your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador please contact us at communication@transmittingscience.com

Schedule

Course Schedule

Participants will make their own way

  • Monday to Friday:
    • 9:30 to 13:30 Lessons.
    • 13:30 to 14:30 Lunch (included).
    • 15:00 to 18:30 Lessons.

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.

Course + Accommodation Package Schedule
  • Sunday:
    • 19:00 Meeting point in Plaza Catalunya (Barcelona) to take the bus to Capellades. If you are planning to arrive later, you can find more information on how to get there.
    • 20:00 Registration in the Hostel.
    • 20:30 Dinner.
  • Monday to Thursday:
    • 08:00 to 09:00 Breakfast
    • 9:30 to 13:30 Lessons
    • 13:30 to 14:30 Lunch (included)
    • 15:00 to 18:30 Lessons
    • 20:00 Dinner
  • Friday:
    • 8:00 to 9:00 Breakfast.
    • 9:30 to 13:30 Lessons
    • 13:30 to 14:30 Lunch
    • 15:00 to 18:30 Lessons
    • 18:30 Meeting point in the Hostel to take the bus to Barcelona city.
    • 20:00 Arrival at Plaza Catalunya (Barcelona).

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.

Accommodation

If you choose the Accommodation Package you will be hosted at the Youth Hostel Can Roviralta,  in shared dormitories (common bathrooms), although you will only share rooms with other course participants (male or female only).

If you prefer to stay in a single room, you can do so with a supplementary charge.

The Accommodation Package includes transportation from the centre of Barcelona to the venue and back, at the start and end of the course, respectively. The trip takes around 1 hour each way by private bus.

If you do not wish to take the Accommodation Package, you can find a few other options in near by towns or in Barcelona city. However, please be aware that from the centre of Barcelona city it takes about one hour by car and one hour and a half by public transport to arrive to Els Hostalets de Pierola. Course participants will find that staying in Els Hostalets de Pierola is more convenient.

Funding

Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the Course Fee. We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact courses@transmittingscience.com).

Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.

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).

Unemployed scientists living in the country were the course will be held, as well as PhD students based in that country 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.