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Multivariate analysis of ecological communities in R with the VEGAN package (VGNR01)

23 April 2018 - 27 April 2018

£260.00 - £540.00

Course Overview:

This 5-day course will cover the concepts, methods, and R tools that can be used to analyse community ecology data. The course will review data processing techniques relevant to multivariate data sets. We will cover diversity and null-model analysis, distance measures and distance based multivariate methods, clustering, classification, and dimension reduction techniques using the vegan R extension package. We will use real world data sets to motivate the analyses, e.g. describing patterns along environmental or anthropogenic disturbance gradients, quantifying the effects of continuous and discrete predictors, and making predictions based on multivariate model results. We will emphasize visualization and reproducible workflows. Modules will consist of introductory lectures, guided computer coding, and exercises for the participants. The course is intended for intermediate R users with interest in community ecology, especially in the fields of terrestrial and wetland ecology, microbial ecology, and natural resource management.

Intended Audience

Research postgraduates, practicing academics and primary investigators in spatial ecology and management and environmental professionals in government and industry.

Venue – SCENE – Google MapDirections
Availability – 30 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 37 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, minibus to and from meeting point and accommodation. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 2 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 22nd April and departure Friday 27th April PM.

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. Peter Solymos


Dr. Guillaume Blanchet

Teaching Format
Course Programme


23 April 2018
27 April 2018
£260.00 - £540.00


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


18 available
VGNR01 ‘COURSE ONLY'£540.00‘COURSE ONLY’ £540.00 (INC VAT@20%)
32 available
VGNR01 Accommodation Package£260.00‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ Places 1-36 £260.00 (INC VAT@0%)