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Multivariate analysis of ecological communities in R with the VEGAN package (VGNR02) FREE ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE

21 October 2019 - 25 October 2019

£275.00 - £570.00

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 – PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street, Glasgow, G5 8LB – Google Map

Availability – 24 places

Duration – 5 days

Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours

ECT’s – Equal to 3ECT’s

Language – English


• COURSE WITH FREE ACCOMMODATION – includes everything listed below (only eligible for persons in academia)
• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – Includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and welcome dinner Monday evening. Self-catering facilities are available in the accommodation. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3- 4 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 20th October (between 17:00-21:00) and departure Friday 25th October (accommodation must be vacated by 09:15). 

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

PLEASE READ – 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 a course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund of the course fees (and accommodation fees if booked through PR statistics) will be credited. However, PR statistics will not be held responsible/liable for any travel fees, accommodation costs or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation. Because of this PR statistics strongly recommends any travel and accommodation that is booked by you or your institute is refundable/flexible and to delay booking your travel and accommodation as close the course start date as economical viable.

Dr. Guillaume Blanchet


Teaching Format
Course Programme


21 October 2019
25 October 2019
£275.00 - £570.00


PR statistics head office
53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom
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