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Morphometrics

Applications in Biology and Paleontology

  • Ashraf M. T. Elewa
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Ashraf M. T. Elewa
    Pages 1-5
  3. Francisco Javier García-Rodríguez, José de la Cruz Agüero, Ricardo Pérez-Enriquez, Norman MacLeod
    Pages 29-43
  4. José De La Cruz Agüero, Francisco Javier García Rodríguez
    Pages 115-127
  5. Luis Azevedo Rodrigues, Vanda Faria dos Santos
    Pages 129-142
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-265

About this book

Introduction

Morphometrics is one of the most dynamic and popular fields on the contemporary biological scene. Focusing, as it does, on the quantitative characterization and analysis of morphological data, students increasingly see morphometrics as a necessary complement to molecular studies in their quests to understand the origin and maintenance of biodiversity. Moreover, morphometrics has recently been shown to have direct utility in phylogenetic contexts, by both finding new, and sharpening the definition of old, character states.

At this juncture in the field’s development, a more up-to-date and thorough treatment of the use of morphometric procedures in a wide variety of contexts is needed. The book in hand, Morphometrics provides such answers to real-world questions for real-world systematists.

Keywords

Biogeosciences Crustacea Mammalia Mammals Population Tempo Trilobite behavior biodiversity biology development evolution human evolution morphology the origin

Editors and affiliations

  • Ashraf M. T. Elewa
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Science Geology DepartmentMinia UniversityEgypt

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-08865-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05980-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-08865-4
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