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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 2021

Free – £20.00

FREE RECORDED 1 DAY INTRO TO R AND R STUDIO (FIRR01)

29 October 2021
Delivered remotely (United Kingdom), Western European Time, United Kingdom

Course Overview: In this free one day course, we provide a comprehensive introduction to R and how it can be used for data science and statistics. We begin by providing a thorough introduction to RStudio, which is the most popular and powerful interfaces for using R. We then introduce all the fundamentals of the R language and R environment: variables and assignment, data structures, operators, functions, scripts, packages, projects, etc. IF YOU ARE IN A POSITION TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS YOUR PLACE…

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November 2021

£275.00 – £400

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to generalised linear models using R and Rstudio (IGLM04) This course will be delivered live

3 November 2021 - 4 November 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 (IMMR05) This course will be delivered live

10 November 2021 - 11 November 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 Machine Learning and Deep Learning using R (IMDL02) This course will be delivered live

17 November 2021 - 18 November 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+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 – Model selection and model simplification (MSMS02) This course will be delivered live

24 November 2021 - 25 November 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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December 2021

£275

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to Hidden Markov and State Space models (HMSS01) This course will be delivered live

8 December 2021 - 9 December 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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January 2022

£275.00

ONLINE COURSE – Introduction to Stan for Bayesian Data Analysis (ISBD01) This course will be delivered live

18th January 2022 - 20th January 2022
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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February 2022

£500.00

ONLINE COURSE – Species Distribution Modeling using R (SDMR04) This course will be delivered live

2nd February 2022 - 10th February 2022
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 8 half 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…

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£450

ONLINE COURSE – GIS and Remote Sensing analyses with R (GARM01) This course will be delivered live

14th February 2022 - 18th February 2022
Pasteur Hellenic Institute, Pasteur Hellenic Institute, Βασ. Σοφίας 127, Αθήνα, 11521, 115 21,
Athens, Greece

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

MOVEMENT ECOLOGY (MOVE04) online (live and recorded)

21st February 2022 - 25th February 2022
Margam Discovery Centre, Magram Park
Port Talbot , SA13 2UA 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 – GMT - however all sessions will be recorded and made available allowing attendees from different time zones to follow a day behind (please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com for full details or…

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March 2022

£350

ONLINE COURSE – Bioacoustics for ecologists: Hardware, Survey design and Data analysis (BIAC02) This course will be delivered live

22nd March 2022 - 24th March 2022
Delivered remotely (United Kingdom), Western European Time, 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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September 2022

£510.00

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

5th September 2022 - 9th September 2022
Delivered remotely, 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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