Morphometrics: Applications in Biology and Paleontology / Edition 1

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Overview

This book offers a thorough and up-to-date treatment of the use of morphometric procedures in a wide variety of contexts. As one of the most dynamic and popular fields on the contemporary biological scene, morphometrics is gaining notice among researchers and students as a necessary complement to molecular studies in the understanding and maintenance of biodiversity. This is the first reference to meet that growing need.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540214298
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/12/2004
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 265
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Application of Geometric Morphometrics to the Study of Shape Polymorphism in Eocene Ostracodes from Egypt and Spain.- Morphometric Analysis of Population Differentiation and Sexual Dimorphism in the Blue Spiny Lobster Panulirus Inflatus from NW Mexico.- The Effect of Alcohol and Freezing Preservation on Carapace Size and Shape in Licarcinus Depurator.- Allometric Field Decomposition.- A Combined Landmark and Outline-based Approach to Ontogenetic Shape Change in the Ordovician Trilobite Triarthrus Becki.- Morphological Analysis of Two- and Three-dimensional Images of Branching Sponges and Corals.- Geometric Morphometric Analysis of Head Shape Variation in Four Species of Hammerhead Sharks.- Morphometric Sk Structure of the Pacific Sardine Sardinops Sagax of Baja California, Mexico.- Sauropod Tracks.- Morphometric Approach to Titanosauriformes Femora.- Morphological Diversity of the Skull in Modern Avian Forms in Contrast to some Theropod Dinosaurs.- Correlation of Foot Sole Morphology with Locomotion Behaviour and Substrate Use in Four Passerine Genera.- Taxonomic Identification of Quaternary Marmots and Identification of Vertebral Position in the Pipesnake.- Geometric Morphometrics of the Upper Antemolar Row Configuration in the Brown-toothed Shrews of the Genus Sorex.- Mandibular Shape Variation, Allometry, and the Evolution of Modern Human Skull Morphology.- 3-D Geometric Morphometric Analysis of Temporal Bone Landmarks in Neanderthals and Modern Humans.

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