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Model-based multivariate analysis of abundance data using R (MBMV03) CANCELED – Myuna Bay Sport & Recreation Centre was closed on Friday 29th March 2019 due to safety concerns. Details below.

20 May 2019 - 24 May 2019

£300.00 - £600.00

Myuna Bay Sport & Recreation Centre was closed on Friday 29th March 2019 due to safety concerns. The Office of Sport closed the Centre following advice from Origin Energy Limited that in the event of a major earthquake the nearby Eraring Power Station ash dam wall may break, posing a risk to a significant portion of the Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre.

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).

VenueMyuna Bay Sport and Recreation, Wangi Road, Myuna Bay, New South Wales 2264 Australia,Google MapThe nearest train station is Dora Creek railway station, Address: Dora Creek NSW 2264, Australia, it is located on the Main Northern line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the City of Lake Macquarie town of Dora Creek. It is a 5 minute drive from the centre so a short affordable taxi ride.

Availability – 20 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s
Language – English


• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 19th May PM and departure Friday24th PM. Single occupancy rooms may be available, email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com for availability.

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please 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. David Warton


Teaching Format
Course Programme


20 May 2019
24 May 2019
£300.00 - £600.00


Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation
Wangi Road,
Myuna Bay,, New South Wales 2264 Australia
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16 available
MBMV03 'COURSE ONLY'£600.00'COURSE ONLY'’ £600.00 (approx. $1100 AUD) Places 1-20
18 available
MBMV03 ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE'£300.00'ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE'’ £300.00 (approx. $540 AUD) Places 1-20