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Geometric morphometrics using R (GMMR01)

19th February 2018 - 23rd February 2018

£260.00 - £600.00

Course overview:

The field of geometric morphometrics (GM) is concerned with the quantification and analysis of patterns of shape variation, and its covariation with other variables. Over the past several decades these approaches have become a mainstay in the field of ecology, evolutionary biology, and anthropology, and a panoply of analytical tools for addressing specific biological hypotheses concerning shape have been developed. The goal of this is to provide participants with a working knowledge of the theory of geometric morphometrics, as well as practical training in the application of these methods.

The course is organized in both theoretical and practical sessions. The theoretical sessions will provide a comprehensive introduction to the methods of landmark-based geometric morphometrics, which aims at providing the participants with a solid theoretical background for understanding the procedures used in shape data analysis. Practical sessions will include worked examples, giving the participants the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the treatment of shape data using the R package geomorph. These sessions focus on the generation of shape variables from primary landmark data, the statistical treatment of shape variation with respect to biological hypotheses, and the visualization of patterns of shape variation and of the shapes themselves for interpretation of statistical findings, using the R language for statistical programming. While practice datasets will be available, it is strongly recommended that participants come with their own datasets.

Note: Because this is a geometric morphometrics workshop in R, it is assumed, and is in fact required, that participants have some working knowledge in R. The practical sessions of the course will focus on GM-based analyses, and not basic R user-interfacing. It is therefore strongly recommended that participants refresh their R skills prior to attending the workshop.

Intended Audience

Research postgraduates, practicing academics in ecology, evolution, and anthroplogy.

Venue – Margam discovery centreGoogle MapDirections
Availability – 30 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s
Language – English

Packages

We offer COURSE ONLY and ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES;
• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – 
Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments, minibus to and from meeting point and accommodation. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 19th February and departure Friday 24th February PM.

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prstatistics.com Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that PRstatistics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PRstatistics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.

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Prof. Dean Adams

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Prof. Michael Collyer

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Dr. Antigoni Kaliontzopoulou

Teaching Format
Course Programme

Details

Start:
19th February 2018
End:
23rd February 2018
Cost:
£260.00 - £600.00

Venue

Margam Discovery Centre
Magram Park
Port Talbot , SA13 2UA United Kingdom
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Tickets

7 available
GMMR01 'COURSE ONLY' First 10 places£500.00‘COURSE ONLY’ Places 1-10 (First 10 places) £500.00 (INC VAT@20%)
10 available
GMMR01 ‘COURSE ONLY' Second 10 places£550.00‘COURSE ONLY’ Places 11-20 (Second 10 places) £550.00 (INC VAT@20%).
10 available
GMMR01 ‘COURSE ONLY’ Final 10 places£600.00‘COURSE ONLY’ Places 21-30 (Final 10 places) £600.00 (INC VAT@20%)
29 available
GMMR01 ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE'£260.00‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE' Places 1-30 £260.00 (INC VAT@0%)