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June 2019

Advanced Python for biologists (APYB03)

17th June 2019 - 21st June 2019
PR informatics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course overview: Python is a dynamic, readable language that is a popular platform for all types of bioinformatics work, from simple one-off scripts to large, complex software projects. This workshop is aimed at people who already have a basic knowledge of Python and are interested in using the language to tackle larger problems. In it, we will look in detail at the parts of the language which are particularly useful in scientific programming, and at the tools Python offers for…

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Microbiome Data Analysis Using QIIME2 (MBQM01)

24th June 2019 - 28th June 2019
PR informatics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: This course will provide a theoretical, analytical and practical introduction to QIIME 2 (canonically pronounced ‘chime two’), which stands for Quantitative Insights into Microbial Ecology 2, and Qiita (canonically pronounced ‘cheetah’), a multiomics and multi-study online tool. QIIME 2 and Qiita are open source software packages for comparison and analysis of microbial communities, primarily based on high-throughput amplicon sequencing data (such as SSU rRNA) generated on a variety of platforms, but also supporting analysis of other types of…

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July 2019

£275.00 – £480.00

Bioacoustics for ecologists: Hardware, Survey design and Data analysis (BIAC01)

1st July 2019 - 5th July 2019
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: This course will introduce and explain the different applications for bioacoustics to answer ecological questions. Starting with a detailed overview of the correct and most efficient methods of data collecting in the field, this course will then go on to show delegates cutting edge methods for analysing and interpreting different types of bioacoustic data. By the end of this 5-day practical course, attendees will have the capacity to set up and deploy recording devices, download acoustic data, how…

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Introduction to Bayesian hierarchical modelling using R (IBHM03)

8th July 2019 - 12th July 2019
PS statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: This course will cover introductory hierarchical modelling for real-world data sets from a Bayesian perspective. These methods lie at the forefront of statistics research and are a vital tool in the scientist’s toolbox. The course focuses on introducing concepts and demonstrating good practice in hierarchical models. All methods are demonstrated with data sets which participants can run themselves. Participants will be taught how to fit hierarchical models using the Bayesian modelling software Jags and Stan through the R…

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August 2019

Phytomappers Pro,: A Master Class for Mapping Plants With Drones

5th August 2019 - 9th August 2019

Course Overview: Phytomappers Pro was created to scale drone education for agricultural and other related verticals, such as scientific, forestry, and environmental consultancies. This course walks step-by-step through everything you'd need to know to get started mapping plants professionally, including: • The theory behind vegetation indices, such as NDVI • Best-practices for image capture • Drone and camera hardware • Mission planning software • Image processing and data outputs using Pix4D • Cloud tools • Example datasets We teach you…

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A Quickstart Guide to Plants and Drones for Professionals

12th August 2019 - 16th August 2019

Course Overview: The Quick-start Guide to Plants and Drones is a FREE course! The goal of this course is to bring students up to speed quickly on the commercial drone industry and specifically where plant mapping fits in. The class provides a general overview of where the drone industry has been and where it is headed next, specifically as it relates to plant-related industries, including agriculture, forestry, scientific, and more. This course assumes you are a professional (or want to…

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September 2019

Generalised Linear (GLM), Nonlinear (NLGLM) And General Additive Models (GAM) (GNAM01)

9th September 2019 - 13th September 2019
PS statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: To find out more or to book online via our sister company (PS statistics) use the link below… https://www.psstatistics.com/course/generalised-linear-glm-nonlinear-nlglm-and-general-additive-models-gam-gnam01/ “This was by far the most useful statistic-related course I’ve done to date and I enjoyed all aspects of the course. The course was useful because it put into prospective the ecology aspect within the statistics. All parameters were explained in an ecological manner which made the math aspect much clearer. It helped to change the view I’ve got…

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£275.00 – £550.00

R Package design and development and reproducible data science for biologists (RPKG01)

16th September 2019 - 20th September 2019
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course overview: This course will help students develop professional R coding skills by leading them through the process of making reproducible, sharable and easily communicated software centered around developing fully functional R packages and extensions. In addition to teaching traditional uses of R packages to share quantitative tools, we’ll also show how R packages can be easily developed for individual research projects to share reproducible results. To develop skills, we’ll build several R packages full of useful and general utility…

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Structural Equation Modelling and Path Analysis (SMPA01)

16th September 2019 - 20th September 2019
PS statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: To find out more or to book online via our sister company (PS statistics) use the link below… https://www.psstatistics.com/course/structural-equation-modelling-and-path-analysis-smpa01/ “This was by far the most useful statistic-related course I’ve done to date and I enjoyed all aspects of the course. The course was useful because it put into prospective the ecology aspect within the statistics. All parameters were explained in an ecological manner which made the math aspect much clearer. It helped to change the view I’ve got…

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Data Science/Analytics using Python (DSAP01)

23rd September 2019 - 27th September 2019
PS statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: Coming soon... To find out more or to book online via our sister company (PS statistics) use the link below… https://www.psstatistics.com/course/data-science-analytics-using-python-dsap01/ “This was by far the most useful statistic-related course I’ve done to date and I enjoyed all aspects of the course. The course was useful because it put into prospective the ecology aspect within the statistics. All parameters were explained in an ecological manner which made the math aspect much clearer. It helped to change the view…

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October 2019

£275.00 – £500

Geometric morphometrics using (Geomorph) R (GMMR02) FREE ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE

14th October 2019 - 18th October 2019
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course overview: The field of geometric morphometrics (GM) is concerned with the quantification and analysis of patterns of shape variation, and its covariation with other variables. Over the past several decades these approaches have become a mainstay in the field of ecology, evolutionary biology, and anthropology, and a panoply of analytical tools for addressing specific biological hypotheses concerning shape have been developed. The goal of this is to provide participants with a working knowledge of the theory of geometric morphometrics,…

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£275.00 – £570.00

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

21st October 2019 - 25th October 2019
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

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,…

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November 2019

Behavioural data analysis using maximum likelihood in R (BDML02)

4th November 2019 - 8th November 2019
PS statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: This 5-day course will involve a combination of lectures and practical sessions. Students will learn to build and fit custom models for analysing behavioural data using maximum likelihood techniques in R. This flexible approach allows a researcher to a) use a statistical model that directly represents their hypothesis, in cases where standard models are not appropriate and b) better understand how standard statistical models (e.g. GLMs) are fitted, many of which are fitted by maximum likelihood. Students will…

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£560.00

Geostatistics – Handling Spatial and Spatial-temporal data Using R (GSFE01)

18th November 2019 - 22nd November 2019
The Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway
Winnipeg, Winnipeg MB R3C 0R3 Canada

Course Overview: This 5-day course will cover the concepts, methods, and R tools that can be used to analyse spatial and spatiotemporal data through Geostatistic. The course will review data processing techniques relevant to spatial and spatiotemporal data sets. Following, we will cover spatial interpolation methods such as inverse distance weighted interpolation as well as simple, ordinary and universal kriging, sequential Gaussian (co)simulation and sequential indicator (co)simulation. Through these different interpolation methods, we will learn about the different types of…

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January 2020

£275.00 – £550.00

R 4 ALL (Andrew Beckerman & Dylan Childs) (R4LL01) FREE ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE

20 January 2020 - 23 January 2020
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview PR Statistics has partnered with R4ALL (www.r4all.org) to offer an introductory course to R, RStudio and statistics for Biologists. Based on their best-selling book, “Getting Started with R, An Introduction for Biologists”, this course provides training in the R statistical and programming language for data management, visualisation, and analysis. The R4All team, with more than 20 years experience delivering this course, will boost you up the initial learning curve, streamline your data management and analysis workflows, and give…

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February 2020

Free

Introduction to spatial analysis of ecological data using R (ISPE02) FREE ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE

3 February 2020 - 7 February 2020
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course overview: The aim of the course is to introduce you to a spatial data processing, analysis, and visualization capabilities of the R programming language. It will teach a range of techniques using a mixture of lectures, computer exercises and case studies. By the end of the course participants should: Understand the basic concepts of spatial data analysis Know R’s spatial capabilities Understand how to import a range of spatial data sources into R Be confident with using R’s command-line…

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£275.00 – £580

Movement ecology (MOVE03)

17 February 2020 - 21 February 2020
Margam Discovery Centre, Magram Park
Port Talbot , SA13 2UA United Kingdom

Course Overview: The course will cover the concepts, technology and software tools that can be used to analyse movement data (from ringing/CMR to VHF/GPS to novel biologging data) in ecology and evolution, covering analysis techniques applicable broadly to most taxa, from micro-organisms to plants and animals. We will cover elementary and advanced analysis and modelling techniques broadly applicable across taxa, highlighting the advantages of a unified Movement Ecology framework. We will provide the necessary bases in ecology (especially behavioural ecology),…

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April 2020

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to Bayesian hierarchical modelling using R (IBHM04) This course will be delivered live

21 April 2020 - 24 April 2020
Delivered remotely (United Kingdom), Western European Time, United Kingdom

This course will now be delivered live by video link in light of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. This is a ‘LIVE COURSE’ – the instructor will be delivering lectures and coaching attendees through the accompanying computer practical’s via video link, a good internet connection is essential. Course Overview: This course will cover introductory hierarchical modelling for real-world data sets from a Bayesian perspective. These methods lie at the forefront of statistics research and are a vital…

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May 2020

ONLINE COURSE – Python for data science, machine learning, and scientific computing (PDMS02) This course will be delivered live

4 May 2020 - 8 May 2020
Delivered remotely (United Kingdom), Western European Time, United Kingdom

This course will now be delivered live by video link in light of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. This is a ‘LIVE COURSE’ – the instructor will be delivering lectures and coaching attendees through the accompanying computer practical’s via video link, a good internet connection is essential. TIME ZONE – Western European Time - however all sessions will be recorded and made available allowing attendees from different time zones to follow a day behind with an additional…

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£450.00

ONLINE COURSE – Species Distribution Modelling using ‘Fuzzy Logic’ to address gradual patterns in species distribution and diversity (FLDD01) This course will be delivered live

11 May 2020 - 14 May 2020
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

This course will now be delivered live by video link in light of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. This is a ‘LIVE COURSE’ – the instructor will be delivering lectures and coaching attendees through the accompanying computer practical’s via video link, a good internet connection is essential. Please feel free to email oliverhooker@psstatistics.com with any questions, full course detials below. Course Overview: Live beings are constantly in motion and occur with varying frequency across space. Hence, categorical…

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£275.00 – £580.00

Structural Equation Modelling for Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists (SEMR03) POSTPONED

18 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: The course is a primer on structural equation modelling (SEM) and confirmatory path analysis, with an emphasis on practical skills and applications to real-world data. Structural equation modelling is a rapidly growing technique in ecology and evolution that unites multiple hypotheses in a single causal network. It provides an intuitive graphical representation of relationships among variables, underpinned by well-described mathematical estimation procedures. Several advances in SEM over the past few years have expanded its utility for typical ecological…

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£440.00

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to spatial analysis of ecological data using R (ISPE03) This course will delivered live

18 May 2020 - 21 May 2020
Delivered remotely (Poland), Central European Summer Time, Poland

This course will now be delivered live by video link in light of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. This is a ‘LIVE COURSE’ – the instructor will be delivering lectures and coaching attendees through the accompanying computer practical’s via video link, a good internet connection is essential. TIME ZONE – Central European Summer Time - however all sessions will be recorded and made available allowing attendees from different time zones to follow a day behind with an…

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£250.00

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to R for ecologists and evolutionary biologists (IRFB03) This course will be delivered live

20 May 2020 - 21 May 2020
Delivered remotely (Ireland), Western European Time, Ireland

This course will now be delivered live by video link in light of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. This is a ‘LIVE COURSE’ – the instructor will be delivering lectures and coaching attendees through the accompanying computer practical’s via video link, a good internet connection is essential. TIME ZONE – Western European Time - however all sessions will be recorded and made available allowing attendees from different time zones to follow a day behind with an additional…

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£460.00

ONLINE COURSE – Ecological niche modelling using R (ENMR04) This course will be delivered live

25 May 2020 - 29 May 2020
Delivered remotely (USA), Eastern Daykight Time, MD United States United States

This course will now be delivered live by video link in light of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. This is a ‘LIVE COURSE’ – the instructor will be delivering lectures and coaching attendees through the accompanying computer practical’s via video link, a good internet connection is essential. TIME ZONE – Western European Summer Time - however all sessions will be recorded and made available allowing attendees from different time zones to follow a day behind with an…

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ONLINE COURSE – Generalised Linear (MIXED) (GLMM), Nonlinear (NLGLM) And General Additive Models (MIXED) (GAMM) (GNAM01) This course will be delivered live

25 May 2020 - 28 May 2020
Delivered remotely (United Kingdom), Western European Time, United Kingdom

This course will now be delivered live by video link in light of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. This is a ‘LIVE COURSE’ – the instructor will be delivering lectures and coaching attendees through the accompanying computer practical’s via video link, a good internet connection is essential. TIME ZONE – Western European Time - however all sessions will be recorded and made available allowing attendees from different time zones to follow a day behind with an additional…

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