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

24th July 2017 - 28th July 2017

£260.00 – £650.00

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 metafor package and present their results in the form of a PowerPoint Presentation.

After successfully completing this course students should be able to:

  • formulate questions for meta-analysis
  • formulate inclusion criteria for primary studies to be included in the analysis
  • design spreadsheets for data extraction
  • conduct literature search on the topic
  • extract data from published studies
  • conduct meta-analysis using metafor package in R
  • present the results of the meta-analysis


Intended Audience

Any researchers (from postgraduate students to senior investigators) interested in synthesizing evidence from primary literature in areas of basic & applied ecology and evolutionary biology. The skills learnt can also be used for development of evidence-based policy and decision making in management and conservation.

Venue – SCENEGoogle mapDirections
Availability – 30 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s
Language – English


We offer two packages

• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE  – Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments. Minibus to and from  the meeting point. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3 people) single sex en-suite rooms. 

Arrival Sunday 23rd July and departure Friday 28th July PM.

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ and/or ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ pleases scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prstatistics.com Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that PR~statistics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PR~statistics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.


Prof. Julia Koricheva


Prof. Elena Kulinskaya


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Course Programme


24th July 2017
28th July 2017
£260.00 – £650.00


Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom
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01360 870271

Who's Attending

One person is attending Meta-analysis in ecology, evolution and environmental sciences (METR01)

  • Robert Pecchia


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