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FREE SEMINAR – Multivariate analysis of ecological communities in R with the VEGAN package (VGNR04S)
12 September 2022 - 16 September 2022
Monday, January 31st, 2022
This is a free ~30 minute seminar including a Q and A session at the end for our up-coming course “Multivariate analysis of ecological communities in R with the VEGAN package”.
Course Instructor Dr. Antoine Becker-Scarpitta
About this course
This 5-day course will cover R concepts, methods, and tools that can be used to analyze community ecology data. The course will review data processing techniques relevant to multivariate data sets. We will cover diversity indices, distance measures and distance-based multivariate methods, clustering, classification and ordination techniques using the R package VEGAN. We will use real-world empirical data sets to motivate analyses, such as describing patterns along gradients of environ-mental or anthropogenic disturbances, quantifying the effects of continuous and discrete predictors. We will emphasise visualisation and reproducible workflows as well as good programming practices. The modules will consist of introductory lectures, guided computer coding, and participant exercises. The course is intended for intermediate users of R who are interested in community ecology, particularly in the areas of terrestrial and wetland ecology, microbial ecology, and natural resource management. You are strongly encouraged to use your own data sets (they should be clean and already structured, see the document: “recommendation if you participate with your data”.