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Oliver Hooker (Course Organiser)

Works at – PR statistics (Director)

Oliver started his PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology in June 2012 at the University of Glasgow. At present his research is in the area of ecologically driven evolution and speciation in postglacial fish, and how these processes complicate the application and planning of successful conservation strategies, especially in species that exhibit high levels of phenotypic structuring. Some of his work includes studying anthropogenic influences to phenotypic structuring within populations of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) as well as investigating the physiological mechanisms that may drive and/or maintain ecologically driven speciation. In particular Oliver is interested in furthering the understanding of how genetic isolation arises in sympatric polymorphic populations of Arctic charr and brown trout, (Salmo trutta).

Prior to his PhD Oliver attended the University of Hull from September 2009 – June 2012 where he achieved a first class degree (83% average) with honours in Marine and Freshwater Biology. He was awarded the departmental prize (for outstanding work) in both his second and third year. Oliver set up PR~statistics in April 2014 with the aim of providing specific  training courses and workshops for people at varying stages of their academic career, delivered by experts in these fields.

PUBLICATIONS

Adams, C. E., Bean, C. W., Dodd, J. A., Down, A.,  Etheridge, E. C., Gowans, A R. D., Hooker, O. E.,  Knudsen, R.,  Lyle, A. A., Winfield, I. J. & Præbel, K. (2015) Inter and intra-population phenotypic and genotypic structuring in the European whitefish, Coregonus lavaretus, a rare freshwater fish in Scotland. Journal of Fish Biology. In Press.

Hooker, O. E., Barry, J., Van Leeuwen, T., Lyle, A., Newton, J., Cunningham, P. & Adams, C. E. (2015) Morphological, ecological and behavioural differentiation of sympatric profundal and pelagic Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) in Loch Dughaill Scotland. Hydrobiologia. In press.

Morphological, ecological and behavioural differentiation of sympatric profundal and pelagic Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) in Loch Dughaill Scotland

Van Leeuwen, T., Hooker, O. E., Metcalfe, N. & Adams, C. E. (2015) Differences in diet-induced flexibility in morphology and growth in a partially migratory species. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. [DOI 10.1139/cjfas-2015-0300]

Differences in diet-induced flexibility in morphology and growth in a partially migratory species

Hooker, O.E., Maitland, P. S., Bean, C. W. & Adams, C. E. (2015) Effectiveness of Local Biodiversity Action Plans to Identify Locally Rare and Endangered Fish in Scotland. Scottish Geographical Journal 1-11. [doi.org/10.1080/14702541.2015.1077267]

Effectiveness of Local Biodiversity Action Plans to Identify Locally Rare and Endangered Fish in Scotland

Barry, J., Newton, M., Dodd, J. A., Hooker, O. E., Boylan, P., Lucas, M. C. & Adams, C. E. (2015) Foraging specialisms influence space use and movement patterns of the European eel Anguilla Anguilla. Hydrobiologia 1-16. [DOI 10.1007/s10750-015-2466-z]

Foraging specialisms influence space use and movement patterns of the European eel Anguilla Anguilla

October 2020

£275.00

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to statistics using R and Rstudio (IRRS02) This course will be delivered live

28 October 2020 - 29 October 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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November 2020

£275.00

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to generalised linear models using R and Rstudio (IGLM02) This course will be delivered live

11 November 2020 - 12 November 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 +1 - 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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£510.00

ONLINE COURSE – Model-based multivariate analysis of abundance data using R (MBMV03) This course will be delivered live

16 November 2020 - 27 November 2020

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 – Australian Eastern Daylight 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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£275.00

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to Python and Programming in Python (PYIN01) This course will be delivered live

18 November 2020 - 19 November 2020
Delivered remotely (USA east), Eastern Daylight Time, MD 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 Time +1 - 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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£275.00

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to mixed models using R and Rstudio (IMMR03) This course will be delivered live

25 November 2020 - 26 November 2020
Delivered remotely (USA east), Eastern Daylight Time, MD 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 Time +1 - 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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£450.00

ONLINE COURSE – Bayesian hierarchical modelling using R (IBHM05) This course will be delivered live

27 November 2020 - 11 December 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 +1 - 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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December 2020

£275.00

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to Scientific, Numerical, and Data Analysis Programming in Python (PYSC01) This course will be delivered live

2 December 2020 - 3 December 2020
Delivered remotely (USA east), Eastern Daylight Time, MD 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 Time +1 - 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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£275.00

ONLINE COURSE – Machine Learning and Deep Learning using Python (PYML01) This course will be delivered live

9 December 2020 - 10 December 2020
Delivered remotely (USA east), Eastern Daylight Time, MD 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 Time +1 - 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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January 2021

£560.00

ONLINE COURSE – Advanced Ecological Niche Modelling Using R (ANMR01) This course will be delivered online

25th January 2021 - 29th January 2021

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 +1 - 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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£500.00

ONLINE COURSE – Species Distribution Modeling using R (SDMR03) This course will be delivered live

25th January 2021 - 29th January 2021
Delivered remotely (USA east), Eastern Daylight Time, MD 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 –Eastern Daylight Time - however all sessions will be recorded and made available allowing attendees from different time zones to follow a day behind with an additional 1/2…

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