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300229 UE Morphometrics: The study of biological forms (2017W)

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


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 15 participants
Language: English



Geblockt, etwa drei Wochen

Verpflichtende Vorbesprechung: Mo., 16. Okt., 13:00 Uhr, Seminarraum des Department für Theoretische Biologie. UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien


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, BZO 12, B-BOE 12, B-BZO 12, MAN 3, M-WZB

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:43