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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

January 2021

£560.00

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

25 January 2021 - 29 January 2021

Course Overview: Ecological niche, species distribution, habitat distribution, or climatic envelope models are different names for mechanistic and correlative models, which are empirical or mathematical approaches to the ecological niche of a species. These methods relate different types of ecogeographical variables (environmental, topographical, human) to species physiological data or geographical locations, in order to identify the factors limiting and defining the species' niche. ENMs have become popular because of their efficiency in the design and implementation of conservation management. Have…

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£500.00

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

25 January 2021 - 29 January 2021
Delivered remotely (USA east), Eastern Daylight Time, MD United States

Course Overview: If you are interested in gaining the introductory knowledge required to work with SDMs, whether you be a student, postdoc, or practicing scientist, this course is for you.This four-day course will provide participants with the background knowledge and skills needed to get started in the use of species distribution models (SDMs) for applied and basic research. The course will focus on (1) the preparation of required spatial datasets (biological observations and environmental predictors); (2) practical considerations in the…

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February 2021

£395.00

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

1 February 2021 - 12 February 2021

Course Overview: This course will provide an introduction to modern multivariate techniques, with a special focus on the analysis of abundance or presence/absence data. Multivariate analysis in ecology has been changing rapidly in recent years, with a focus now on formulating a statistical model to capture key properties of the observed data, rather than transformation of data using a dissimilarity-based framework. In recent years, model-based techniques have been developed for hypothesis testing, identifying indicator species, ordination, clustering, predictive modelling, and…

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£275.00

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to statistics using R and Rstudio (IRRS03) This course will be delivered live

24 February 2021 - 25 February 2021
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 – UK local time (GMT+0) - 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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March 2021

£275.00

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to generalised linear models using R and Rstudio (IGLM03) This course will be delivered live

3 March 2021 - 4 March 2021
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 – UK local time (GMT+0) - 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 (IMMR04) This course will be delivered live

10 March 2021 - 11 March 2021
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 – UK local time (GMT+0) - 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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£490.00

ONLINE COURSE – Landscape genetic data analysis using R (LNDG04) This course will be delivered live

15 March 2021 - 19 March 2021
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: The term ‘landscape genetics’ has been applied studies that integrate ecological context and intervening landscape into population genetic analyses of contemporary processes such as gene flow and migration.  This course will cover the basics of both quantitative landscape ecology and population genetics, focusing on how we develop and evaluate spatial/genetic analyses using the R platform. This is a ‘LIVE COURSE’ – the instructor will be delivering lectures and coaching attendees through the accompanying computer practical’s via video link,…

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£275.00

ONLINE COURSE – Data visualization using GG plot 2 (R and Rstudio) (DVGG02) This course will be delivered live

17 March 2021 - 18 March 2021
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 – UK local time (GMT+0) - 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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£200 – £510.00

ONLINE COURSE – Functional ecology from organism to ecosystem: theory and computation (FEER02) This course will be delivered live

22 March 2021 - 26 March 2021
Delivered remotely, United Kingdom

Course Overview: The course will describe different aspects and methods in the field of functional ecology, combining theoretical lessons with hands-on real data. Lectures will provide the theoretical and mathematical basis for different applications of functional traits at organismal, community and ecosystem levels, with examples across different trophic levels. This will serve as a basis for exploring the practical tools to connect the effect of land-use and climate change on biodiversity to the effect of biodiversity on to multiple ecosystem…

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£275.00

ONLINE COURSE – Model selection and model simplification (MSMS01) This course will be delivered live

24 March 2021 - 25 March 2021
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 – UK local time (GMT+0) - 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 – Data wrangling using R and Rstudio (DWRS02) This course will be delivered live

31 March 2021 - 1 April 2021
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 – UK local time (GMT+0) - 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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April 2021

£275.00

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to Python and Programming in Python (PYIN02) This course will be delivered live

7 April 2021 - 8 April 2021
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 – UK local time (GMT+0) - 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 Scientific, Numerical, and Data Analysis Programming in Python (PYSC02) This course will be delivered live

14 April 2021 - 15 April 2021
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 – UK local time (GMT+0) - 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 (PYML02) This course will be delivered live

21 April 2021 - 22 April 2021
Delivered remotely (USA east), Eastern Daylight Time, MD United States

Course Overview: Python is one of the most widely used and highly valued programming languages in the world, and is especially widely used in machine learning and for deep learning. In this two day course, we provide an introduction to machine learning and deep learning using Python. We begin by providing an overview of the machine learning and deep learning landscape, and discuss the prominent role that Python has come to play in this area. We then turn to machine…

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August 2021

£450.00

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to Multi’omics Data Analysis from Microbial Communities (MOMC01) This course will be delivered live

3 August 2021 - 5 August 2021
Delivered remotely (USA east), Eastern Daylight Time, MD United States

Course Overview: The aim of this course is to provide a thorough introduction to computational approaches for the analysis of multi-omics data from microbial communities with a focus on metagenomic and metatranscriptomic data. We will start from raw sequencing files, introduce different bioinformatic approaches to process sequencing data, followed by multivariate statistical analysis and different visualization techniques. The course will consist of a mixture of lectures and hands-on tutorials. On the last day, participants have the opportunity to bring and…

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