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December 2015

Introduction to R for biologists (IRFB01)

7th December 2015 - 10th December 2015
SCENE, Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom

Course overview:  The course will consist of a series of 8 modules each lasting roughly half a day, and designed to build required skills for subsequent modules and more advanced courses. At its conclusion, participants will have acquired basic skills in coding with R, and will be able to perform and interpret simple analyses, and critically evaluate similar analyses from the scientific literature and technical reports. Intended Audience The course is aimed at biologists with no experience using the software…

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May 2016

Time series models for ecologists and climatologists (TSMC01)

10th May 2016 - 13th May 2016
SCENE, Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom

Course Overview: This course will cover model-based time series analysis with a particular focus on applications in ecology and climatology. All methods will be illustrated using the free, open-source software package R. Time Series data are ubiquitous in the physical sciences, and models for their behaviour enable scientists to understand temporal dynamics and predict future values. Participants will be taught a wide range of suitable time series models for both discrete and continuous time systems. The course takes a foundational…

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August 2016

Advances in DNA taxonomy (DNTX)

1st August 2016 - 5th August 2016
SCENE, Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom

Course overview: Starting from a refresher on approaches to obtain molecular phylogenies, the course will take students all the way to cutting-edge tools in DNA taxonomy. Species are one of the fundamental units in biology, and their identification is a pivotal step in biodiversity analyses. The rationale of the course is to offer a complete overview of the currently available methods to delineate units of biodiversity starting from DNA sequence data. By the end of the short course, you should…

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Genetic data analysis and exploration using R (GDAR02)

16th August 2016 - 20th August 2016
Millport Field Station, Isle of Cumbrae,
Scotland, KA28 0EG, United Kingdom

Course Overview: This course will provide an extensive overview and comprehensive introduction to exploratory methods and various statistical approaches for the analysis of genetic data using the software R and aim to equip participants with powerful resources for tackling increasingly common challenges in genetic data analysis. Intended Audience The course is aimed at PhD students, research postgraduates, and practicing academics as well as persons in industry working with genetic data in fields such as molecular ecology, evolutionary biology, and phylogenetics.…

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Introduction to Bayesian hierarchical modelling using R (IBHM01)

23rd August 2016 - 26th August 2016
SCENE, Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom

Course Overview: This course will cover introductory hierarchical modelling for real-world data sets from a Bayesian perspective. These methods lie at the forefront of statistics research and are a vital tool in the scientist’s toolbox. The course focuses on introducing concepts and demonstrating good practice in hierarchical models. All methods are demonstrated with data sets which participants can run themselves. Participants will be taught how to fit hierarchical models using the Bayesian modelling software Jags and Stan through the R…

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October 2016
580£ - 950£

Landscape genetic data analysis using R (LNDG01)

17th October 2016 - 21st October 2016
SCENE, Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom

Course Overview: The term ‘landscape genetics’ has been applied studies that integrate ecological context and intervening landscape into population genetic analyses of contemporary processes such as gene flow and migration.  This course will cover the basics of both quantitative landscape ecology and population genetics, focusing on how we develop and evaluate spatial/genetic analyses using the R platform. Intended Audience This course is suitable for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and primary investigators interested in learning how to integrate landscape ecological and…

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630£ - 1080£

Applied Bayesian modelling for ecologists and epidemiologists (ABME02)

24th October 2016 - 29th October 2016
SCENE, Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom

Course Overview: This application-driven course will provide a founding in the basic theory & practice of Bayesian statistics, with a focus on MCMC modeling for ecological & epidemiological problems. Starting from a refresher on probability & likelihood, the course will take students all the way to cutting-edge applications such as state-space population modelling & spatial point-process modelling. By the end of the week, you should have a basic understanding of how common MCMC samplers work and how to program them,…

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510£ - 620£

Phylogenetic data analysis using R (PHYL01)

31st October 2016 - 4th November 2016
Millport Field Station, Isle of Cumbrae,
Scotland, KA28 0EG, United Kingdom

Course Overview: The main objectives of the course are to teach the theoretical bases of phylogenetic analysis, and to give the ability to initiate a phylogenetic analysis starting from the files of molecular sequences until the interpretation of the results and the graphics. The introduction will cover a brief historical background and an overview of the different methods of phylogenetic inference. Different kinds of data will be considered, but with a special emphasis on DNA sequences. The software used will…

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January 2017
540£ - 650£

Model base multivariate analysis of abundance data using R (MBMV01)

16 January 2017 - 20 January 2017
Juniper Hall, Juniper Hall,
Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6DA United Kingdom

Course Overview: This course will provide an introduction to modern multivariate techniques, with a special focus on the analysis of abundance or presence/absence data. Multivariate analysis in ecology has been changing rapidly in recent years, with a focus now on formulating a statistical model to capture key properties of the observed data, rather than transformation of data using a dissimilarity-based framework. In recent years, model-based techniques have been developed for hypothesis testing, identifying indicator species, ordination, clustering, predictive modelling, and…

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February 2017
480£ - 580£

Stable isotope mixing models using SIAR, SIBER and MixSIAR (SIMM03)

28 February 2017 - 3 March 2017
Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland, KA28 0EG United Kingdom

Course overview: This course will cover the concepts, technical background and use of stable isotope mixing models (SIMMs) with a particular focus on running them in R. This course will cover the concepts, technical background and use of stable isotope mixing models (SIMMs) with a particular focus on running them in R. Recently SIMMs have become a very popular tool for quantifying food webs and thus the diet of predators and prey in an ecosystem. Starting with only basic understanding…

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March 2017
£430 - £520

Network analysis for ecologists using R (NTWA01)

6 March 2017 - 10 March 2017
Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland, KA28 0EG United Kingdom

Course overview: The first graphical representation of a food web dates back to 1880, with the pioneering works of Lorenzo Camerano. Since then, research on ecological networks has further developed and ecology is one of the fields that contributed the most to the growth of network science. Nowadays, ecologists routinely apply network analysis with a diverse set of objectives that range from studying the stability of ecological communities to quantifying energy flows in ecosystems. The course is intended to provide…

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April 2017
660.00£ - 1050.00£

Advances in Spatial Analysis of Multivariate Ecological Data: Theory and Practice (MVSP02)

3 April 2017 - 7 April 2017
Margam Discovery Centre, Magram Park
Port Talbot , SA13 2UA United Kingdom

Course Overview: The course will describe recent methods (concepts and R tools) that can be used to analyse spatial patterns in community ecology. The umbrella concept of the course is beta diversity, which is the spatial variation of communities. These methods are applicable to all types of communities (bacteria, plants, animals) sampled along transects, regular grids or irregularly distributed sites. The new methods, collectively referred to as spatial eigen-function analysis, are grounded into techniques commonly used by community ecologists, which…

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500.00£ - 840.00£

Advancing in statistical modelling for evolutionary biologists and ecologists using R (ADVR06)

24 April 2017 - 28 April 2017
SCENE, Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom

Course Overview: This course will provide an introduction to working with real-life data typical of those encountered in the field of evolutionary biology and ecology. The course will be delivered by Dr. Luc Bussiere and Dr. Ane Timenes Laugen who are both practicing academics in the field of evolutionary biology.  This five day course will consist of series of modules (each lasting roughly half a day) covering model selection and simplification, generalised linear models, mixed effects models,  and non-linear models. Along the way you…

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June 2017
650.00£ - 780.00£

Multivariate analysis of spatial ecological data using R (MASE01)

19 June 2017 - 23 June 2017
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre, St. John’s, 80 E White Hills Rd
St. John's, NL A1A 5J7 Canada

Course Overview: This 5-day course will cover the concepts, methods, and R tools that can be used to analyse spatial data in ecology. The start of the course will cover the basics of linear models and spatial data processing in R and provide a common ground for more advanced techniques encountered later on the course. We will cover spatial statistical techniques for both continuous and discrete data response types. We will put special emphasis on understanding mechanisms using visual tools, and…

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575.00£ - 690.00£

Time series models for ecologists (TSME01)

26 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre, St. John’s, 80 E White Hills Rd
St. John's, NL A1A 5J7 Canada

Course Overview: This course will cover time series analysis with a particular focus on applications in ecology. All methods will be illustrated using the free, open-source software package R. Time Series data are ubiquitous in the physical sciences, and models for their behaviour enable scientists to understand temporal dynamics and predict future values. Participants will be taught a wide range of suitable time series models for both discrete and continuous time systems. The course will cover a range of techniques…

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July 2017
260.00£ - 650.00£

Meta-analysis in ecology, evolution and environmental sciences (METR01)

24 July 2017 - 28 July 2017
SCENE, Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom

Course overview:  This 5-day course will involve combination of lectures and practical sessions where students will practice conducting meta-analysis using the metafor package in R. In addition, students will conduct their own mini-meta-analyses by working in small groups on an assigned ecological topic with 8-10 primary research papers provided per topic. Students would need to decide on effect size metric to use and inclusion criteria, extract the data from the primary studies, design the extraction spreadsheet, conduct meta-analysis using the…

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August 2017
300.00£ - 600.00£

Spatial analysis of ecological data using R (SPAE05)

7 August 2017 - 12 August 2017
SCENE, Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom

Course Overview: The course will cover the concepts and R tools that can be used to analyse spatial data in ecology covering elementary and advanced spatial analysis techniques applicable to both plants and animals. We will investigate analyses appropriate to transect (e.g. line surveys, trapping arrays), grid (e.g. occupancy surveys) and point data (e.g. telemetry). The focal questions will be on deriving species distributions, determining their environmental drivers and quantifying different types of associated uncertainty. Novel methodology for generating predictions…

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