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Geometric Morphometrics using R

Two weeks ago, from May 8 to May 12, 2023, the UB Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science and IRBio organized a course in Geometric Morphometrics using R, taught by the geomorph R-package development team. It was held in UB Barcelona, at the Faculty of Biology with the goal to provide participants with both working knowledge of the theory of geometric morphometrics, as well as practical training in the application of these methods.  

Geometric Morphometrics uses a cutting-edge approaches to quantify organismal shape and associate variations in organismal size and form to other variables, like ecology, physiology, or evolutionary history. 

The course was organized by Antigoni Kaliontzopoulou and Adrià Bellvert Bantí from UB, it was directed towards postgraduates of all levels and it was attended by 24 students from the whole world: participants arrived from Canada, Argentina, Serbia and... Barcelona of course. It was taught by three profesors: Dean Adams from Iowa State University, Michael Collyer from Chatham University, and Erica Baken from College of St. Benedict & St. John's University. Erica joined us online and explained how to use gmShiny, a more intuitive version of geomorph. This week was very enriching and was a great occasion to learn together! 

Thank you to all the participants, professors, students and organizers! We hope to see you again soon!