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“GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS IN R “. Del 26 al 30 de enero, 2015; 35 horas presenciales. Profesor: Dr. JULIEN CLAUDE (Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution de Montpellier, Francia).

Transmitting Science ha abierto la inscripción de un nuevo curso que puede ser de interés para miembros de esta lista:

– “GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS IN R “. Del 26 al 30 de enero, 2015; 35 horas presenciales. Profesor: Dr. JULIEN CLAUDE (Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution de Montpellier, Francia).

Página web del curso: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/gm/gm-in-r/

PROGRAMA (el curso será en inglés):
1. An Introduction to R / Image Processing / Organizing Morphometric Data.
– Some Basics in R: The R Environment. R objects, Assigning, Indexing. Generating Data in R. 2D and 3D Plots in R; Interacting with the Graphs.
– Organizing Data for Morphometrics: Data-frame, Array and List. Converting and Coercing Objects. Read and Write Morphometric Data in R.
– Image Processing in R: Reading Various Image Files. Obtaining Image Properties. Modifying Image Properties: Contrast, Channels, Saturation Directly from R or by Interfacing R with Imagemagick.
– Simple Tests, Simple Linear Modelling, Alternatives to Linear Modeling, an example using traditional morphometrics. Defining size and shape using PCA and log-shape ratio approaches. Getting stats and test outputs. Testing assumptions of linear modeling. Testing for allometry and isometry. Solutions when assumptions of linear modeling are not met.
2. Landmark data.
– Acquiring Landmark Data in R.
– Plotting Landmark Configurations in 2 and in 3D: Using Different Symbols and Setting the Graphical Parameters. Labeling Landmarks.
– Geometric Transformation with Landmark Configurations: Translation. Scaling using Baseline or Centroid Size. Rotation.
– Superimposing and Comparing Two Shapes: 2.4.1. Baseline Superimposition. Ordinary Least Squares Superimposition. Resistant Fit.
– Representing Shape Differences: Plotting Superimposed Shape with Wireframe. Lollipop Diagrams and Vector Fields. Thin Plate Splines and Warped Shapes.
– Superimposing More Than Two Shapes. Baseline Registration. Full Generalized Procrustes Analysis. Partial Generalized Procrustes Analysis. Dimensionality of Superimposed Coordinates.
– Exploring Shape Variation and Testing Hypotheses: PCA. Multivariate Linear Modeling (Multivariate Regression and MANOVA). Allometry free approaches (Burnaby correction). Linear discriminant and Canonical Analysis.
3. Outlines.
– Acquiring outline Data in R: Fourier Analysis. Principles. Fourier Analysis of the Tangent Angle. Radius Fourier Analysis. Elliptic Fourier Analysis. Reduction of Shape Variables. Statistical Analysis of Shape Variation with Fourier Analysis. Exploring Shape Variation and Testing Hypotheses. PCA. Multivariate Linear Modeling (Multivariate Regression and MANOVA). Canonical Analysis.
– Combining Landmarks and Curves: Hybrid Methods between Fourier and Procrustes Analysis. Sliding Semi Landmarks.
– Solutions for Open Curves
4. Specific Applications.
– Testing Measurement Error.
– Partitional Clustering: K-means, Partition Around Medoids. Mclust. Combining Genetic, Geographic and Morphometric Data.
– Modularity / Integration Studies: Two-block Partial Least Squares. Testing Among Various Sets of Modules. Fluctuating Asymmetry and Directional Asymmetry. Inter-Individual and Intra-Individual Variation. Object and Matching Symmetry.
– Phylogenetic Data: The Problem of Phylogenetic Non-independence. Plotting the Tree in the Shape Space, Testing Evolutionary Models, Estimating Ancestral Character States. Morphological Disparity Through Time Diagram.
– Bending Energy, Uniform and Non-uniform Shape Variation.
Lugar: Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain).

Organizado por: Transmitting Science, el Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont y el Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica.

Un cordial saludo

Soledad De Esteban Trivigno, PhD.
Directora del curso
Transmitting Science
www.transmittingscience.org

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NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research – EUA

Application deadline: 9 January 2015

The UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs announces the 2015 recruitment for NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowships (C&GC). The fellowship program has an outstanding reputation of attracting the best and the brightest PhDs in the sciences relevant to the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program. Appointed fellows are hosted by a mentoring scientist at U.S. universities and research institutions to work in an area of mutual interest.

NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellows focus on observing understanding, modeling, and predicting climate variability and change on seasonal and longer time scales. This includes the documentation and analysis of past, current, or possible future climate variability and change and the study of the underlying physical, chemical, and biological processes.

Applications are due 9 January. Appointments will be announced in March 2015.

Preference is given to those who have held a PhD for no more than three years. Awardees must change institutions and identify a host, who must be at a U.S. institution. A clearly articulated research proposal is particularly important. A steering committee, broadly representing the areas covered by this program, selects the fellows. The selection criteria used by the steering committee in making the awards is available at www.vsp.ucar.edu/cgc.

Advanced contact with a potential host is required. Interested host scientists are required to submit a brief letter of intent to host the fellow and a curriculum vita. Hosts are expected to mentor the fellow and cover office, computing, laboratory, and field research needs of the fellow as appropriate.

C&GC fellows are UCAR employees and receive a fixed annual salary plus UCAR’s benefits (health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, TIAA/CREF retirement fund, and life insurance). Allowances are provided for relocation and scientific travel during the appointment. Some funds may be available to support the cost of publications.

For additional information on this program and instructions on how to apply, please visit: www.vsp.ucar.edu/cgc. For further information, call (303) 497-1605 or e-mail vspapply@ ucar.edu.

The NOAA Climate Program Office sponsors this program. The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is an EO/AAE who encourages and values diversity in the workplace.

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Becas Programa de Magister y Doctorado en Chile

Estimados Colegas

Junto con saludar, invito a quien interese a postular a los Programas:
1. Doctorado en Ciencias Aplicadas, mención Sistemas Marinos Costeros
2. Magister en Ecología de Sistemas Acuáticos
Estos programas se encuentran acreditados ante la Comisión Nacional de Acreditación. Las políticas institucionales de la Universidad de Antofagasta y de la Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT-Chile) permitirán este año la postulación a becas de Doctorado y Magister para extranjeros. Estas becas usualmente cubren los costos de arancel, manutención una asignación mensual por hijos menores de 18 años y cobertura en salud. Alternativamente, la Universidad de Antofagasta ofrece becas internas para postulantes con un currículum competitivo (publicaciones, asistencia a eventos científicos, experiencia en investigación)
El programa corre bajo la tutela del Instituto de Ciencias Naturales “Alexander von Humbodlt, con el apoyo de otras Unidades de la Universidad de Antofagasta y se fortalece mediante una red internacional de Profesores Visitantes de prestigiosas universidades e institutos en distintos países en Europa y Estados Unidos. La Universidad de Antofagasta se ubica estratégicamente en la zona central del Ecosistema de Afloramiento de la Corriente de Humboldt, el ecosistema marino más productivo del mundo, y aborda estudios en distintas disciplinas de las ciencias marinas (parasitología, biogeografía, ecología del cambio climático, comunidades marinas, pesquerías, entre otras). El calendario de admisiones 2015 para extranjeros es como sigue:
Cierre de recepción de documentos 8 de diciembre de 2014
Resultados de pre-selección 12 de diciembre de 2014
Entrevista y examen de seleccionados 15 al 19 de diciembre de 2014
Entrega de resultados 31 de diciembre de 2014
Cierre Postulación Becas CONICYT 6 de enero de 2015
Para mas información, les invito a visitar nuestra página:
Preguntas específicas pueden dirigirse al Dr. Rodrigo Orrego Fuentealba (Coordinador del Comité de Selección): rodrigo.orrego@uantof.cl
Vínculos relevantes:
Instituto de Ciencias Naturales “Alexander von Humboldt” http://www.iio.cl/sitio/index.php
Universidad de Antofagasta http://www.uantof.cl/
Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica: http://www.conicyt.cl/
Atentamente,
 Dr. José M. RIASCOS

Director
Programa Doctorado en Ciencias Aplicadas mención Sistemas Marinos Costeros

Instituto de Ciencias Naturales Alexander von Humboldt (www.iio.cl)
Universidad de Antofagasta
Antofagasta, Chile
Tel: +56-55-637529
Visite: www.cienciasaplicadasmsmc.com
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