About this book
Provides a much needed summary of the interdisciplinary work between biologists and mathematicians who study shape and form of organisms and those who work on evolutionary relationships through the analysis of common characteristics.
1. Introduction: Morphology, Shape and Phylogenetics Norman Macleod and Peter Forey 2. Homology, Characters and Continuous Variables Christopher John Humphries 3. Quantitative Characters, Phylogenies, and Morphometrics Joseph Felsenstein 4. Scaling, Polymorphism and Cladistic Analysis Todd C. Rae 5. Overlapping Variables in Botanical Systems Geraldine Reid and Karen Sidwell 6. Comparability, Morphometrics and Phylogenetic Systematics Donald L. Swiderski, Miriam L. Zelditch and William L. Fink 7. Phylogenetic Signals in Morphometric Data Norman Macleod 8. Creases as Morphometric Characters Fred L. Bookstein 9. Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny F. James Rohlf 10. A Parametric Bootstrap Approach to the Detection of Phylogenetic Signals in Landmark Data Theodore M. Cole III, Subhash Lele and Joan T. Richtsmeier 11. Phylogenetic Tests for Differences in Shape and the Importance of Divergence Times: Eldredge's Enigma Explored P. David Polly 12. Ancestral States and Evolutionary Rates of Continuous Characters Andrea J. Webster and Andy Purvis 13. Modelling the Evolution of Continuously Varying Characters on Phylogenetic Trees: the Case of Hominid Cranial Capacity 14. Summary Peter L. Forey Forey, The Natural History Museum, London, UK, C. J. Humphries, The Natural History Museum, London, UK, T. C. Rae, University of Durham, UK, J. Felsenstein, University of Washington, USA, F. James Rohlf, State University of New York, USA, D. L. Swiderski, University of Michigan, USA, M. L. Zelditch, University of Michigan, USA, W. L. Fink, University of Michigan, USA, F. L. Bookstein, University of Michigan, USA, G. Reid, The Natural History Museum, London, UK, K. Sidwell, The Natural History Museum, London, UK, P. David Polly, Queen Mary and Westfield College, UK, A. J. Webster, Imperial College, UK, A. Purvis, University of Michigan, USA.