Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists: A Primer (BOK)

Miriam Leah Zelditch, Donald Swiderski, H. David Sheets

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The first edition of "Geometric Morphometrics for Biologists" has been the primary resource for teaching modern geometric methods of shape analysis to biologists who have a stronger background in biology than in multivariate statistics and matrix algebra. These geometric methods are appealing to biologists who approach the study of shape from a variety of perspectives, from clinical to evolutionary, because they incorporate the geometry of organisms throughout the data analysis. The second edition of this book retains the emphasis on accessible explanations, and the copious illustrations and examples of the first, updating the treatment of both theory and practice. The second edition represents the current state-of-the-art and adds new examples and summarizes recent literature, as well as provides an overview of new software and step-by-step guidance through details of carrying out the analyses. This title contains updated coverage of methods, especially for sampling complex curves and 3D forms and a new chapter on applications of geometric morphometrics to forensics. It offers a reorganization of chapters to streamline learning basic concepts. It presents detailed instructions for conducting analyses with freely available, easy to use software. It provides numerous illustrations, including graphical presentations of important theoretical concepts and demonstrations of alternative approaches to presenting results.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Donald Swiderski, H. David Sheets, Miriam Leah Zelditch
Forlag
ACADEMIC PRESS
ISBN 9780123869036
Antall sider 488 Dimensjoner 19,1cm x 23,5cm x 3cm
Vekt 1157 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Maths for scientists, Life sciences: general issues