This is not the final version. It will be updated from time to time. FB = Fred Bookstein, JF = Joe Felsenstein.
|Who||lecture number||date||topic, readings|
|JF||1.||9/29||Overview and initial topics, installing and using R|
Chapter 1, emphasizing the variety of diagrams.
Chapter 2, "one or two variables."
Pictures of covariance, lines that fit well,
correlations, lines that fit badly,
initial examples -- Wright chickens, growth series.
|FB||3.||10/6|| Chapter 3. Multiple regression|
Logic of MR as path analysis
The three main special cases (ANCOVA,
growth innovations, LDISC).
allometry in multiple groups
|JF||5.||10/13||Brownian motion and comparative methods|
|FB||6.||10/18||Introduction to GMM: how to keep your place in an anatomy. (Chapter 5.1.)|
|FB||7.||10/20||Methods for landmarks three at a time. Tensors; uniform term. (Chapter 5.2.)|
|FB||8.||10/25|| FB's Chapter 4 ("Transition to Multivariate Analysis")|
The information matrix for a bivariate Gaussian distribution
Covariance matrix inversion and covariance matrix
eigenanalysis embody opposing approaches to measurement
The Wishart distribution and its implications for PCA
Critique of covariance matrices. Are they real? (I.e.,
does the organism know about them?) Do their inverses
and/or their eigenanalyses have any biological meaning?
|students||9.||10/27||Discussion (moderated, Fred and Joe not present)|
|Paul Sampson||10.||11/1||Continuation of coverage of Chap. 4|
|FB||12.||11/8||Chapter 4 material, continued (see above)|
approaches and the relative warps (Chap. 5.3-5.4).|
Principal coordinates of shape; of size-shape.
The critique of shape space as non-biological. The critique of Procrustes
distance as enforcing unrealistic symmetries.
|FB||14.||11/15||Thin-plate splines; partial warps; semilandmarks. [Chapter 5.5.]|
|FB||15.||11/17||Pattern engines for shape coordinates, and their graphics [Chapter 5.6.]|
of uses of morphometrics at different levels|
(individual growth, phenotypic variation, population and species differences);
Change due to neutral mutation
|all||11/24||Anatomical dissection and consumption of a dinosaur|
|JF||17.||11/29||Adaptive peaks and Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes|
|18.||12/1||5 Student reports|
|JF||19.||12/6||One more student report; Comparative methods, continued|
|JF||20.||12/8||R example of migration effects; The morphometric consensus; sampling error|