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Statistical toolkit for ecologists (STKE01) CANCELED – Myuna Bay Sport & Recreation Centre was closed on Friday 29th March 2019 due to safety concerns. Details below

21 May 2019 - 24 May 2019

£240 - £500

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 cover advanced statistics regarding the analysis of data using comprehensive and state-of-the-art techniques. All methods will be illustrated using the free, open-source software package R. The course is designed for attendees that have a basic knowledge of R and elementary statistics and wish to advance this to up-to-date journal publication or conference proceedings standards. The course will cover mixed effects models, model selection and multi-model inference, generalized linear models (i.e. analysis of non-normally distributed datasets), random and fixed effects, variance nesting and spatial as well as temporal elements of data analytics. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the models being fitted, and be able interpret the results appropriately as well as produce quality graphs. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data sets for applying the techniques taught as well as potential discussion with the course tutor.

Intended Audience

This workshop is ideal for any scientists seeking an advancement to quantitative data analysis in ecology, population biology, environmental sciences, and veterinary epidemiology. No prior knowledge of the methods that will be covered is required. However basic prior R knowledge is required (loading data, loading R packages, basic R environment and basic R commands), as well as basic statistics knowledge, (what is a linear model, what is ANOVA) are required.

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 – 4 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 Monday 20th PM and departure Friday 24th 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 PRstatistics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PRstatistics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.

Dr Aristides (Aris) Moustakas

Teaching Format
Course Programme


21 May 2019
24 May 2019
£240 - £500


Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation
Wangi Road,
Myuna Bay,, New South Wales 2264 Australia
+ Google Map


20 available
STKE02 'COURSE ONLY'£500.00'COURSE ONLY' £500.00 (approx. $900 AUD) Places 1-20
20 available
TKFE01 ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’£240.00'ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ £240.00 (approx. $440 AUD) Places 1-20