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Questions tagged [morphometry]

the process of measuring the external shape and dimensions of landforms, living organisms, or other objects. Use this tag with questions regarding such measurements as defined above and their study.

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How exactly is the sunflower seed pattern calculated?

I came across this https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/nature-golden-ratio-fibonacci.html and the rotation simulator just below the first section says to type in a number for each rotation. But, it ...
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What are the proportions of average human arms, legs and torso to each other that the population tends towards?

Normally when I draw or model something, I have a reference image. However, I want to draft a human-like creature for which there is no reference image, so I have to build it from scratch. For some ...
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How to incorporate size data with shape in stereographic morphometrics?

This may be an extremely simple point that I am missing, but how are you supposed to know the exact size of a structure being analyzed in three dimensions? When doing two dimensional morphometrics, ...
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Why does Stereology use Systematic Random Sampling?

I am a student of Neuroscience and in all my textbooks and lecture notes it is written that in Stereology, Systematic random sampling (SRS) is used to obtain sections. Why it's that and not any other ...
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Anatomical Angle Made by the Fingers of an Extended Palm

Does the angle made by the fingers (excluding the thumb) of an extended palm (as shown in the figure below) have a name (such as the Lovibond or Cobb angle, for instance) ? I have already checked ...
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How far does your center of mass move from stance to stance?

When the human body is perfectly centered, the center of mass is on the centerline around the belly button. However, the human body is not always in this rigid posture. We have many postures that we ...
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How can I measure the curvature of bird's beak on the field?

I'm wondering if there is a standard tool to measure the bird's beak curvature. It seems that a spherometer wouldn't work because the beaks that I'm measuring are not circular but more parabolic. ...