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GEL 107 (12) - GEL107: PALEOBIOLOGY What is functional...

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1 GEL107: PALEOBIOLOGY Lecture 13: Functional Morphology І What is a morphospace and how do we use it in evolutionary studies? Why is functional morphology difficult? Why is functional morphology important? What is functional morphology? What is the link between adaptation and functional morphology? Functional Morphology Shape Function Stenopterygius quadriscissus (PMU R158) Shape Function Structure Function Performance Behavior Biological Role Topological relationships among phenotypic features Use or action of phenotypic features A measure of the execution of an ecologically relevant activity Actions and/or responses of whole organisms Role of phenotypic features in a specific environmental or ecological setting What is a morphospace and how do we use it in evolutionary studies? Why is functional morphology difficult? Why is functional morphology important? What is functional morphology? What is the link between adaptation and functional morphology?
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2 Pterodactylus How do we investigate adaptation and natural selection in paleobiology using functional analysis?
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2009 for the course GEL GEL 107 taught by Professor Jishin during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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GEL 107 (12) - GEL107: PALEOBIOLOGY What is functional...

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