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Stable Isotope Mixing Models using SIBER, SIAR, MixSIAR (SIMM05)

10 June 2019 - 14 June 2019

£275.00 - £500.00

Course overview:

This course will cover the concepts, technical background and use of stable isotope mixing models (SIMMs) with a particular focus on running them in R. This course will cover the concepts, technical background and use of stable isotope mixing models (SIMMs) with a particular focus on running them in R. Recently SIMMs have become a very popular tool for quantifying food webs and thus the diet of predators and prey in an ecosystem. Starting with only basic understanding of statistical models, we will cover the do’s and don’ts of using SIMMs with a particular focus on the widely used package SIAR and the more advanced MixSIAR. Participants will be taught some of the advanced features of these packages, which will enable them to produce a richer class of output, and are encouraged to bring their own data sets and problems to study during the round-table discussions.

Intended Audience

The course is aimed at biologists with a basic to moderate knowledge in R. The course is aimed at anyone (academic or industry) who research is heavily reliant on analysing stable isotope data. There is a strong association with data on food webs and trophic relationships, but the tools learned can be applied to other systems.

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

Availability – 30 places

Duration – 5 days

Contact hours – Approx. 30 hours

ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s

Language – English


• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments and welcome meal Monday evening.
• 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 4 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 9th June (between 17:00-21:00) and departure Friday 14th June (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. Andrew Parnell


Dr. Andrew Jackson


Teaching Format
Course Programme


10 June 2019
14 June 2019
£275.00 - £500.00


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