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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Morphometrics for Nonmorphometricians [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Elewa, Ashraf M.T.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2010
Call Number QE701-760
ISBN 9783540958536
Subjects Geography. ; Paleontology. ; Computer vision. ; Morphology (Animals). ; Mathematics.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-95853-6
Collation XI, 367p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
and Historical Review of the Subject -- Why Morphometrics? -- Morphometrics: An Historical Essay -- Methodological Approach (Quantification and Visualization of Shape, and Traditional and Geometric Morphometrics) -- Controlling for Curvature in the Quantification of Leaf Form -- Discriminating Groups of Organisms -- Visual Analysis in Archaeology. An Artificial Intelligence Approach -- Evolution of the Upper Cretaceous Oysters: Traditional Morphometrics Approach -- Applications -- Combining Shape Data and Traditional Measurements with the 2B-PLS: Testing the Covariation Between Avian Brain Size and Cranial Shape Variation as an Example -- Biogeographic Analysis Using Geometric Morphometrics: Clines in Skull Size and Shape in a Widespread African Arboreal Monkey -- Stock Identification of Marine Populations -- Correlating Shape Variation with Feeding Performance to Test for Adaptive Divergence in Recently Invading Stickleback Populations from Swiss peri-alpine Environments -- Macroevolutionary Trends in the Skull of Sauropodomorph Dinosaurs - The Largest Terrestrial Animals to Have Ever Lived -- The Use of Geometric Morphometrics in Studying Butterfly Wings in an Evolutionary Ecological Context -- Towards Automating Artifact Analysis: A Study Showing Potential Applications of Computer Vision and Morphometrics to Artifact Typology -- Morphometric Analysis Applied to the Archaeological Pottery of the Valley of Guadalquivir -- Some Applications of Geometric Morphometrics to Archaeology -- Scope to the Future of Morphometrics -- Prospectus: The Future of Morphometrics -- Morphometrics and Cosmology: Short Note and Future Hope -- Morphometrics in Past: Integrating Morphometrics with General Data Analysis Software. Morphometrics is concerned with the study of variations and change in the form (size and shape) of organisms or objects adding a quantitative element to descriptions and thereby facilitating the comparison of different objects and organisms. This volume provides an introduction to morphometrics in a clear and simple way without recourse to complex mathematics and statistics. This introduction is followed by a series of case studies describing the variety of applications of morphometrics from paleontology and evolutionary ecology to archaeological artifacts analysis. This is followed by a presentation of future applications of morphometrics and state of the art software for analyzing and comparing shape.