Accession Number : ADA114277

Title :   On the Measurement of Morphology and Its Change.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Benson,Richard H ; Chapman,Ralph E ; Siegel,Andrew F

PDF Url : ADA114277

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This review, invited by Paleobiology, presents an overview of some of the general techniques available for the analysis of morphology, concentrating on some recent advances in statistical estimation of the deformation of shape. These featured methods graphically utilize homological congruence in form as a means for morphological comparison. Robust statistical methods, such as repeated median techniques, can be employed in order to effectively identify localized regions of shape change. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Morphology(Biology), *Biostatistics, Measurement, Estimates, Paleontology, Shape, Evolution(Biology), Comparison, Graphics, Genetics, Variations

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE