The overarching goal of this project is to develop analytic methods that enable scientists to efficiently and automatcially discover relationships between shape and function in biological systems. This work has been supported by the NSF Emerging Frontiers in the form of a large collaborative effort on bioshape (, DBI-1053036) and a collaborative project supported by NSF Division of Biological Infrastructure Division on bioimage analysis for understanding pollen morphology and texture (DBI-1262547). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.