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

16th January 2017 - 20th January 2017

£540 - £650

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 use of species traits as predictors to explain interspecific variation in environmental response.  These techniques are more interpretable than alternatives, have better statistical properties, and can be used to address new problems, such as the prediction of a species’ spatial distribution from its traits alone.

Intended Audience

PhD students, research postgraduates, and practicing academics as well as persons in industry working with multivariate data, especially when recorded as presence/absences or some measure of abundance (counts, biomass, % cover, etc).

Venue – Juniper Hall – Google 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.
• ALL INCLUSIVE – For an additional £235.00. Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments, minibus to and from meeting point and accommodation. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3 people) and shared single sex showers and toilets. Arrival Sunday 15th January and departure Friday 20th January PM.

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To book ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ first book ‘COURSE ONLY’ and then add accommodation and meals direct from the venue for £235.00 by clicking – HERE

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. David Warton


Dr. Oliver Hooker

Teaching Format
Course Programme


16th January 2017
20th January 2017
£540 - £650


Juniper Hall
Juniper Hall,
Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6DA United Kingdom
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01306 734501