EVAN Summer School
Multivariate Techniques for Growth and Evolution of Form July 6 – 10, 2008 Dept. of Anthropology, Vienna, Austria
|Where||Department of Anthropology, Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna|
|Contact Name||Monika Tanzer|
|Contact Phone||+43-1-4277-547 20|
|Attendees||EVAN fellows and people interested in morphometrics from all over the world.|
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The event centers around data analysis and an overview of the state of the art in morphometric techniques. We would like to achieve this by GMM analysis hands-on training and exposition to a variety of techniques for quantification of biological form, and by discussions about power & limitations.
- Beginner`s Day: Sunday July 6
- Summer School: Monday July 7 – Wednesday 9
- Symposium: Thursday July 10
and plenty of social events
Katrin Schaefer, Fred L. Bookstein, Monika Tanzer & Gerhard Weber
Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Dennis E. Slice, University of Florida, Tallahassee, & Dept. of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria, dslice(at)morphometrics.org
F. James Rohlf, Dept. of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA, rohlf(at)life.bio.sunysb.edu
Philipp Mitteroecker, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Altenberg, Austria, philipp.mitteroecker(at)univie.ac.at
Stanislav Katina, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria, stanislav.katina(at)univie.ac.at
Philipp Gunz, Dept. of Human Evolution, Max-Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, gunz(at)eva.mpg.de
Fred Bookstein, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Vienna & Dept. of Statistics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, flb(at)stat.washington.edu
Paul O‘Higgins, Functional Morphology and Evolution Group, Hull York Medical School, University of York, UK, paul.ohiggins(at)hyms.ac.uk
Charles Oxnard, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, AUS, coxnard(at)anhb.uwa.edu.au
James M. Cheverud, Dept. of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA, cheverud(at)pcg.wustl.edu
Rainer Schubert, Institute for Biomedical Image Analysis, University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall, Austria, rainer.schubert(at)umit.at
Fred L. Bookstein, University Vienna & Dept. of Statistics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA,
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Beginner'S Day, July 6
Demonstration of every step of the basic GMM workflow: From data acquisition to visualization & analysis
led by F. James Rohlf and Dennis E. Slice
Data transfer from specimens/images into tpsDig or other, then out to other tps, Morphologika, Edgewarp, and other
2D dataset (possibly human facial photographs)
- Summer School, July 7 – 9, Demonstration and practical analysis training
6 units of state-of-the-art lectures based on current EVAN requirements
3 units of "R" group training
3 more advanced sessions for a smaller group on "semilandmarks" parallel to
3 sessions of supervised individual training
3 sessions of "questions & answers"
≤ 20 participants
Symposium, July 10
"Different Varieties of Morphometrics"public lectures
Basic idea: morphometrics other than the EVANtool way explains „why we do it this way“
— formal schemes from other fields that drive the use of morphometrics there in diverse styles.
Broad intellectual science-studies content as well as technical coverage.
Invited sessions, plus a final panel discussion on open questions and future possibilities.
9:00 - 10:15 Statistical Modeling of Shape and Appearance
as a Chance to Understand Interactions between Geometry and Function
Rainer Schubert, University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics & Technology, Hall, Austria
10:45 - 12:00 Modeling Primate Cranial Form and Function
Paul O'Higgins, Hull York Medical School, University of York, U.K.
13:15 - 14:30 Biology Clearly Needs Morphometrics: Does Morphometrics Need Biology?
Charles Oxnard, School of Anatomy & Human Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, AUS
15:00 - 16:15 Evolutionary Genetics and Morphology
James F. Cheverud, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, U.S.
16:30 -17:30 What it Means to Say that Geometric Morphometrics is a Biomedial Methodology
Fred. L. Bookstein, University of Vienna, and University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.
17:30 - 18:00 Panel
19:00 Heuriger Schübel Auer (typical Viennese vinery)
deadline May, 15, 2008
EVAN fellows have priority over non-fellows as long as they register in time
Registration via e-mail to Monika Tanzer: monika.tanzer(at)univie.ac.at
Registration fee for event attendance is €11 per day (contribution towards running expenses for soft drinks, snacks, etc.).
Please specify which sections and herein which sessions you would like to attend. Summarize your experience in GMM and your expectations.
Do you need child care? If so, please specify the number of children, their age and language.
Accommodation, July 5 – 10
Preliminary reservations have been made already. Please mention the reservation for the Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, when you contact one of the following hotels.
Pension Ani Falstaff:
Phone: (+ 43 1) 31 79 127
single room, € 50,-
Phone: (+ 43 1) 40 80 899
single room, € 59,
double room for single use, € 69,-
Phone: (+ 43 1) 31 71 50 8
single room, € 60,-
Phone: (+ 43 1) 40 80 899
single room, € 70,-
We are looking much forward to seeing you in Vienna!!