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Quantitative EvoDevo

We are developing and applying morphometric methods to quantify developmental processes and to compare them among different populations and environmental regimes. We also work on the quantification of EvoDevo concepts such as heterochrony, modularity, and canalization. Further work is focused on the identification and modeling of natural and sexual selection.

 

Recent publications:

Fischer B, Mitteroecker P (2015) Sex-specific adaptive integration in the human pelvis alleviates the obstetric dilemma. PNAS 112(18), 5655-5660

Wilhelm G, Handschuh S, Plant J, Nemeschkal HL (in press) Selection becomes visible: Manifestation of enforced sexual dimorphism caused by sexual selection in the weevil Rhopalapion longirostre (Olivier 1807) (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Brentidae). Journal of the Linnean Society

Mayer C, Metscher BD, Müller GB, Mitteroecker P (2014) Studying developmental variation with geometric morphometric image analysis (GMIA). PLoS ONE 9(12): e115076

Bookstein FL, Mitteroecker P (2014) Comparing Covariance Matrices by Relative Eigenanalysis, with Applications to Organismal Biology. Evolutionary Biology 41, 336–350

Ramler D, Mitteroecker P, Shama LNS, Wegner KM, Ahnelt H (2014) Non-linear effects of temperature on body form and developmental canalization in the threespine stickleback. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27(3), 497–507

Coquerelle M, Prados-Frutos JC, Rojo R, Mitteroecker P, Bastir M (2013) Short faces, big tongues: Developmental origin of the human chin. PLoS One 8(11), e81287

Mitteroecker P, Gunz P, Windhager S, Schaefer K (2013) Shape, Form, and Allometry in Geometric Morphometrics, with Applications to Human Facial Morphology. Hystrix 24(1), 59–66

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