yzGeometric Morphometrics for Biologists: A Primer
yҁzM. L. Zelditch, D. L. Swiderski, H. D. Sheets, and W. L. Fink
ysz2004N
yoŁzElsevier Academic Press, San Diego
yŐzxii+443 pp.
yISBNz0-12-778460-8 [hardcover]




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List of contributors vii
Preface ix
Abbreviations xi

1. Introduction 1

Part I: Basics of shape data 21

2. Landmarks 23
3. Simple size and shape variables: Bookstein shape coordinates 51
4. Theory of shape 73
5. Superimposition methods 105
6. The thin-plate spline: visualizing shape change as a deformation 129

Part II: Analyzing shape variables 153

7. Ordination methods 155
8. Computer-based statistical methods 189
9. Multivariate analysis of variance 209
10. Regression 229
11. Partial least squares analysis 261

Part III: Applications of morphometric methods to complex hypotheses 291

12. Disparity and variation 293
13. The relationship between ontogeny and phylogeny 321
14. Morphometrics and systematics 363

Part IV: Last things 383

15: Beyond two-dimensional configurations of landmarks 385

Glossary 409
Bibliography 429
Index 437