lunes, 10 de diciembre de 2012


20 % de descuento para socios de la APA!!!!!!!!


Integration and Modularity with Geometric Morphometrics

 The aim of the workshop 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 analyzing 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 workshop.

 Instructor: • Dr. Chris Klingenberg   (University of Manchester, United Kingdom).

 Workshop requirements: Graduate or Postgraduate in Life or Earth Sciences (including paleontologists no matter the degree), basic knowledge in Statistics and personal computers. Knowledge of Geometric Morphometrics. Personal laptop. We would like to encourage participants to bring along their own morphometrics data.

 Language: English.

 Site: Premises of Sabadell of the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont, C/ de l’Escola Industrial, 23, 08201 Sabadell, Barcelona (Spain).

 Timetable: Tuesday to Friday:
9:30 to 13:30: Lessons.
13:30 to 15:00: Lunch.
15:00 to 18:00: Lessons.
There will be two coffee breaks each day, distributed between lessons.
 Workshop length: 28 hours.

 Preliminary program: 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.

 Fees: Reduced registration fee until January 15, 2013: 340 €. Full registration fee after January 15, 2013: 455 €. Those people attending to this workshop could apply for a 20% off in the course QUANTITATIVE GENETICS OF SHAPE. We offer the possibility of paying in two installments (contact us at The price includes the workshop material, coffee breaks and lunches. Places are limited to 20 attendees and will be occupied by strict registration order. Please fulfil and submit your Registration form (see below); we will confirm your acceptance by e-mail. The workshop will be held only if at least 50% of the places are occupied. There is an option for cheap accommodation in a youth hostel near the workshop. If you are interested in it, please contact us.

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 Workshop director: Soledad De Esteban Trivigno

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