6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Very good, if you know what you're doing,
This review is from: Morphometrics with R (Use R!) (Paperback)
If you are knowledgeable about morphometrics, and know how to use the R environment, this book is for you. This book is not meant for learning morphometrics. For that, use the primary literature, ie, use google scholar and search for James Rohlf's and Fred Bookstein's papers from the 80s and early 90s. As for learning R, Peter Dalgaard's book, IMO, is the best.
The book does a very good job illustrating the general univariate and multivariate techniques of traditional morphometrics using the traditional stats libraries. Examples, with data, on allometry, size vs shape, etc., are worked very well.
The best part is the introduction to several libraries for landmark acquisition (eg, packages rimage and rtiff) and geometric morphometrics (eg, packages shapes and Rmorph). Furthermore, Clude also introduces how morphometrics results can be incorporated into phylogenetic analysis (eg, packages ape, ade4 and PHYLOGR).
Overall, the book is highly functional, just the way this kind of book should be.