Universität Wien FIND

300229 PP Morphometrics: The study of biological forms (2016W)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


max. 15 participants
Language: English



Oct. 31. - Nov. 18., 2016, 10:30 - 16:00 Uhr

4. Prüfungstermin: 8. Mai, 2017, 13:00 Uhr, Seminarraum des Department für Theoretische Biologie, UZA 1


Aims, contents and method of the course

Morphometrics is the statistical analysis of biological forms. It is widely applied in zoological, anthropological, and medical research. In this project practicum we collect and analyze morphometric data to address zoological and anthropological research questions. The basics of classical morphometrics, geometric morphometrics, and multivariate statistics will be taught within a biological context.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written report, practical work, oral exams, presence

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Basic understanding of classical and geometric morphometrics for biological research; application of these methods to investigate simple research questions.

Examination topics

Lectures, empirical data acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data, written report

Reading list

Association in the course directory

BOE 12, BOE 13, BZO 12, BZO 13, B-BOE 12, B-BOE 13, B-BZO 12, B-BZO 13, BAN 7

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