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Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences

Morphometrics for Nonmorphometricians

Editors: Elewa, Ashraf M.T. (Ed.)

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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.

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“This collection explains the volume’s aim as being to present the various aspects of morphometrics in a way that is accessible to readers who might not be acquainted with the voluminous literature on the topic … . this volume should be acquired by those whose purpose demands a comprehensive collection of all published morphometric studies. (e.g. specialist libraries).” (Norman MacLeod, Geology Magazine, February, 2011)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Why Morphometrics?

    Elewa, Ashraf M.T.

    Pages 3-7

  • Morphometrics: An Historical Essay

    Reyment, Richard A.

    Pages 9-24

  • Controlling for Curvature in the Quantification of Leaf Form

    Krieger, Jonathan D.

    Pages 27-71

  • Discriminating Groups of Organisms

    Strauss, Richard E.

    Pages 73-91

  • Visual Analysis in Archaeology. An Artificial Intelligence Approach

    Barceló, Juan A.

    Pages 93-156

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Morphometrics for Nonmorphometricians
Editors
  • Ashraf M.T. Elewa
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
Series Volume
124
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-95853-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-95853-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-95852-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26370-5
Series ISSN
0930-0317
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 367
Number of Illustrations and Tables
104 b/w illustrations
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