UCMP News Brief: Summer 2004 Morphometrics Workshop

Participants of a morphometrics workshop held in Berkeley this week, taught by Mimi Zelditch and Don Swiderski of the of University of Michigan (standing at left).

Morphometrics is a method of spatial analysis used to quantify changes in the shape of complex objects. This method has many applications in paleobiology. For example, a researcher might do morphometric analysis of differences in skull shape to address questions of ontogeny or evolution.

The workshop was organized by UCMP graduate students Nick Pyenson and Alan Shabel.

Photo courtesy of Liz McKenzie.

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