Organized by: Prof. Sathaporn Jittapalapong, Dr. Marc Desquesnes, Dr. Serge Morand
GREASE assistant: Jintana Thanarotewatana
Venue: Kasetsart University (Faculty of Veterinary Sciences), Bangkok, Thailand
Dates: 15th – 18th May 2012
Teachers at the training: Dr. Frédéric Bordes (Montpellier U, France), Kittipong Chaisiri (Mahidol U), Yannick Chaval (INRA, France), Dr. Jean-François Cosson (INRA, France), Dr. Marc Desquesnes (CIRAD, Kasetsart U), Dr. Heikki Henttonen (Metla, Helsinki), Dr. Vincent Herbreteau (IRD, France), Dr. Stéphane Herder (IRD, Kasetsart U), Prof. Sathaporn Jittapalapong (Kasetsart U), Dr. Michael Kosoy (US CDC, Fort-Collins), Dr. Kriangkrai Lerdthusnee (Chulalongkorn U), Serge Morand (CNRS), Pornpan Pumhom (Kasetsart U), Dr. Alexis Ribas (Barcelona U, Spain), Dr. Sungsit Sungvornyothin (Mahidol U)
Speakers at the WS: Prof. Boris Krasnov (University Ben Gouriou, Israel), Prof. Yupin Suputtamongkol (Mahidol University), Prof. Saipin Suputtamongkol (Thammasat University), Dr. Ratree Takhampunya (USAMC-AFRIMS), Alice Latinne (University of Liege, Belgium), Dr. Noppadon Kitana (Chulalongkorn University), Dr. Hsi-Chieh Wang (CDC Taiwan), Dr. Hsuan-Wien Chen (Academia Sinica, Taipei), Prof. Liang-Kong Lin (Tunghai University), Prof. Tan Boon Huan (DSO Singapore), Dr. Michael Kosoy (US CDC, Fort-Collins), Dr. Sumalee Boonmar (CDC, Thailand), Dr. Stéphane Herder (IRD, Kasetsart U)
Public: students (PhD, MsSc), faculty staff, researchers
Maximum 30 participants for the training days
by invitation to projects’ partners: Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, Rodolphe Merieux Laboratory in Phnom Penh, NAFRI in Laos, DSO-Singapore, Mahidol U, Chulalongkorn U, Kasetsart U, Maha Sarakham U, Khon Kaen U, Chiang Mai U, Songkhla U, AFRIMS, CDC Taiwan, CDC China, CDC Thailand, CDC Fort Collins US, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Kunming U (Yunnan, China), Ben Gourion U (Israel), Welcome Trust Vietnam, Sarawak University (Malaysia).
Information : mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
1st day: 15th May Workhsop
9h00 Opening lecture
9h30 Session 1. Landscape and rodent distribution
10h30 Coffee break
11h00 Session 3 Rodents and disease transmission
13h30 Session 3. Rodents and disease transmission
15h30 Coffee break
16h00 Round Table “Future avenues and challenges in research and control of rodent-borne diseases” with Dr. Hsuan-Wien Chen, Prof. Tan Boon Huan, Prof. Sathaporn Jittapalapong, Dr. Michael Kosoy, Prof. Yupin Suputtamongkol, Prof. Saipin Suputtamongkol, Dr. Ratree Takhampunya, Dr. Hsi-Chieh Wang
2nd day: 16th May: Introduction to training
11h00 Coffee break
15h00 Coffee break
17h00: Trapping session
3nd and 4th days: 17th – 18th May (practical training)
7h30 Rodent trapping
9h00-12h00 Laboratory class
13h00-17h00 Laboratory class
"Introduction to morphometrics: from measurements to biological shape analyses "
Organized by: Julien Claude, ISEM, University of Montpellier II, France
Venue: Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Dates: July 20th-22nd 2011
Morphometrics is the analysis of shape and size variation. In biology, ecology, or in paleontology, it is often necessary to understand phenotypic variation in a quantitative way for relating phenotypes to evolutionary forces or to ecological factors. Analysing variation of biological objects is often necessary for a wide array of studies concerning taxonomy, evolutionary systematics, eco-physiology, developmental biology, ecology,..., etc. Since the beginning of quantitative biology, an array of statistical methods dedicated to the study of shape variation have been developped by statisticians and biologists leading to the new discipline of quantitative shape analysis.
This workshop is therefore intended for scientists, graduate and phD students who are in needs to analyse shape variation among biological objects. During that workshop, scientists and students will directly practice morphometric analyses and work on original data in the R software and environment. The program start with an introduction to traditional analyses with simple concepts (e.g. size, and shape, allometries) and simple techniques (analysis of shape ratios) and ends with the most up to date techniques such as Procrustes analyses and elliptic fourier analysies. Associated methods will cover explorative and descriptive statistics (bivariate plots, box plot, PCA) to exploratory methods (linear models, linear discriminant analysis, MANOVA), but also specific methods of geometric morphometrics (e.g., TPS).
Download oral presentations here:
Download R codes and datasets here:
- why measuring morphology of living things ?
- How getting morphometric measurements ?
- Which software to use: introduction to the R environment
- analysis of traditionnal data sets
* sex and shape size dimorphism in crabs
* the notion of allometry
* introduction to log-shape ratio
* analysis of measurement for systematics: the Iris case and multivariate analyses: principal component analysis, manova, linear discriminant analysis.
9 h -12h
Introduction to geometric morphometrics
* advantage of geometric morphometrics on traditionnal morphometrics
* the procrustes method
* analysis of primate data sets
* analysis of outlines and introduction to elliptic fourier analysis
* analysis of rodent data sets
* interpolating shape variation using transformation grids
* developmental data and geometric morphometrics
* multivariate allometry
* fluctuating asymmetry and related topics
* Analysis of biological data in a phylogenetic context
- knowledge of basic statistics (descriptive and inductive)
- suggested readings "R for beginners" from E. Paradis (cran.r-project.org/doc/contrib/Paradis-rdebuts_en.pdf)
Organized by: Vincent Herbreteau and Annelise Tran
(from Cirad, at Maison de la télédétection, Montpellier (French Remote Sensing Institute))
Venue: Institut Mérieux, Vientiane, Lao P.D.R.
Dates: November, 11th 2010
Introduction to free tools suitable for research:
20101111-Tutorial_for_exercises - Connection
For any inquiries regarding this GIS training, please contact Vincent Herbreteau